Uve radiation and skin cancer By damaging the skin's cellular DNA, excessive UV radiation produces genetic mutations that can lead to skin cancer. Both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization have identified UV as a proven human carcinogen. UV radiation is considered the main cause of nonmelanoma skin [...]
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PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Some in the medical community think that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of [...]
A stem cell hair transplant is similar to a traditional hair transplant. But rather than removing a large number of hairs to transplant to the area of hair loss, a stem cell hair transplant removes a small skin sample from which hair follicles harvest. The follicles are then replicated in a lab and implanted back [...]
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps give structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons in our body. Thanks to collagen, we’re better able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen is also behind helping hair shine, skin glow and nails stay strong. As we age, and the more [...]
Not only heat but several factors contribute to an even complexion, including the amount of collagen and elastin present in the skin. Collagen and elastin are the proteins responsible for skin elasticity, tone, and texture, and are affected by diet, age, hormones, skin products, cosmetic treatments, and overall health. In order to achieve smooth skin [...]
Stretch Marks What are Stretch Marks? Stretch marks are actually a form of scarring, leaving ridges on the skin. They are not a health risk in themselves, but can be very unsightly and therefore distressing for the sufferer. They are caused by damage to the dermis and are often as a result of the skin being [...]
Improving Your Skin’s Elasticity As we age, our skin loses its stores of Collagen and Elastin, the two proteins that provide skin with its structure and ability to stretch. As a result, skin becomes thinner, more fragile and begins to sag. Decreased production of natural oils and exposure to the sun contribute by making skin [...]
Fibroblasts, the most common mammalian connective tissue cells, form fibrous supporting structures consisting of collagen and other extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules. The flat, elongated cells vary in shape from stellate (young) to fusiform and spindle shaped, with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue. With their ability to liberate growth factors, lay down fibroelastic matrices, and [...]
Are You Taking the Right Steps to Care for Your Skin? Studies have found that matching a good skin care regimen with a healthy lifestyle is the best way to slow the signs of aging. Answering the Question: Is It Possible to Have Both Dehydrated & Oily Skin? The simple answer is: yes. Dry but [...]
Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle treatments both aim at maintaining youthful skin and preventing premature aging. Anti-aging is the process of slowing down and eventually reversing the effects of aging. Anti-aging can treat by anti-aging creams and medicines and are effective in preventing many age-related diseases. The anti-aging process requires you to exercise some strategies that can [...]