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Age is a fact of life…looking your age in NOT!

There’s a saying about age that we like.

“Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.”

The point here is simple…wrinkles eventually appear even on the most beautiful faces. They are an inevitable part of the natural aging process.

“Why is that?”

As we become older our skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic. It’s a “perfect storm” assault involving a decreased production of natural oils along with a loss of fat in the deeper layers of the skin. Dry, wrinkled and saggy skin results, with more-pronounced lines and crevices. Ultraviolet light and smoking can add further insult to skin quality.

The role collagen and elastin play in healthy-looking skin

Collagen and Elastin are two KEY proteins that play a critical role in the onslaught of wrinkles.

Collagen is a fibrous protein in the dermis that gives structure to the skin and provides the foundation for the retention of elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Elastin is an elastic protein that helps maintain shape, while hyaluronic acid cushions and lubricates to keep the skin moist. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and hyaluronic acid.

With age and environmental damage, collagen and elastin are lost, and as time goes on, the body’s natural production continues to decrease. The damage to the underlying structure of the skin reduces the skin’s ability to maintain elasticity and retain moisture.

One solution is to produce more collagen and elastin.

At Guyer Institute’s Synergy Spa, our MD Pen micro-needling procedure offers a new, non-ablative skin regeneration therapy to increase the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.

Introducing MD Pen micro-needling- a technique that stimulates collagen and elastin

MD Pen micro-needling induces collagen and elastin through a controlled, minimally invasive process of puncturing the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin.

An added benefit is that the micro channels created by MD Pen enhance the skin’s ability to absorb medical grade topicals, like anti-aging serums and skin lighteners, when applied during or immediately after the procedure by our licensed esthetician Christina “Cricket” Hemp.

There’s no downtime with micro-needling

MD Pen micro-needling does not cause the same trauma to the skin as laser or peels, so there is no downtime. Any discomfort caused by the procedure is minimal. What’s more, following micro-needling, sun sensitivity becomes less of an issue.

By stimulating collagen and elastin, micro-needling helps you achieve a LOOK that defies your AGE. And, isn’t that what we all want?

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

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