Alastin Skincare™ product line helps prepare and increase skin receptiveness to procedures as well as boosting the healing process to improve the overall procedure result. The products are also designed to combat the signs of aging, in addition to enhance and maintain skin health with daily use. Alastin products, with proprietary TriHex Technology™, feature a patent-pending synergistic blend of potent peptides and key ingredients in a formulation designed to penetrate the skin. Alastin products featuring TriHex Technology™ are based on proprietary science designed to stimulate, strengthen and support the skin’s regenerative processes which produces new skin that is softer, smoother and more pliable.
In histological studies, Alastin Skincare™ products have been shown to increase the accumulation of both elastin and collagen which has made Alastin the leader among skincare lines in elastin stimulation.
Importance of Elastin and Collagen
Elastin and collagen are the primary structural component proteins in the dermis. Collagen and elastin are abundant in early skin and critical for its ability to renew and regenerate. As the skin ages, it becomes less and less able to naturally recycle itself and regenerate, which means slower wound healing and evident signs of aging.
Peptides and Skin Regeneration
Peptides are small proteins naturally present in the body that direct cell signaling. Certain peptides signal the generation of collagen and elastin. Also, some have modulating and recycling properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM), enhancing the skin’s own ability to generate renewed, healthy skin.
Although many patients believe the healing process is complete within a few short weeks post-procedure, that visible healing is only on the skin’s surface. In truth, the full healing process can last well beyond the visual signs of recovery. Invasive and non-invasive procedures require specific aftercare and the healing process can last as long as 1-3 months post-treatment.
When skin is cut or injured in a surgical, ablative, laser or peel procedure, the body begins a natural process of healing, including:
- The Inflammation Phase:stabilizes the site and cleans away dead cells and any bacteria; lasts a short period of time and if prolonged, can lead to scar formation
- The Reparative Phase:skin cells multiply and initiate mobilization to close the wound and regenerate the epidermis (outer skin layer)
- The Remodeling Phase:completes the skin remodeling; can take 30-90 days or more and is marked by the formation of new layers of skin built up from within; moderation of inflammation can reduce scarring and discoloration.
Similar to how the chronic wound healing process benefits from wound bed preparation, treatment of aging of the skin may be improved with a “skin bed preparation” to optimize rejuvenation procedures and skin maintenance programs.