Skin Medica – With Added Growth Factors

Testimonial: from Your Blogger

I was intrigued by TNS Recovery Complex being voted best décolleté anti-aging product in the US as being the owner of damaged skin in this area I had not been able to use any products on said décolleté other than very gentle sunscreen, due to sensitivity.  Even lightening creams brought me out on a rash which was inflamed and itchy.  I was actually grateful this was not how the skin on my face behaved.

After initially being put off by the strong smell of the red, gel-like product I persevered – if this is what human growth factors smelled like I’d just have to lump it – and I was encouraged by the fact that it did not cause this particularly delicate skin any irritation.

With twice-daily application I started to notice an improvement in the appearance of this skin area in just a few days.  Anything better than just “normal” was a huge bonus, as I said before, any other treatment product would make me break out in itchy and burning red spots, and it would take a fortnight of washing with soapless soap to get this skin back to its “normal” – not very attractive looking – self.

Although it’s early days I feel very confident in using this product and will report back down the line about longer-term benefits.  Most of the information I’ve read about TNS Recovery Complex says real improvement will start to show within 3-6 months of regular use.

The TNS Eye Repair Cream’s appearance is of a luxury eye cream (white coloured) and does not have the smell, texture or colour of the Recovery Complex. It is extremely pleasant to use and as I’m only a short-time user I’m going to add some information from another source to point to its efficacy.

In the USA the ABC Network’s Good Morning America put an “Eye Cream Dream Team” together, made up of ten top dermatologists from around the country.

The dermatologists named SkinMedica more than any other high-end cream.  The brand’s TNS Eye Repair Cream “goes above and beyond many of the problems that many people complain about,” said one dermatologist, Dr Day.  “And I’ve seen really great results” the doctor added.

Platelet Rich Plasma – Thicker Than Water

A relatively new injectable treatment, platelet rich plasma (PRP), is producing amazing results on a variety of age-related skin conditions.

Recently PRP has become popular in the treatment of sports injuries, although The American Journal of Sports Medicine says platelet-rich plasma has been utilised in surgery for two decades.

Cosmetic uses include treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, facial rejuvenation, improvement of skin’s tone and texture, and it can be used on a variety of areas including the face, décolletage and backs of hands.  And a particularly promising area is the treatment to help stimulate regrowth in hair loss in males and females. New uses with positive results are being discovered at a rapid pace.

The discovery of PRP for aesthetic use was – like many great scientific discoveries – almost an accident, as the treatment was initially developed to treat soft tissue and bone injuries and stimulate healing.  Like Botox before it, which was developed to treat crossed eyes, excessive blinking, excessive sweating and other conditions.

The beauty of PRP is that your own blood is used, so there’s no risk of infection or allergic reaction.  When the PRP is injected into the skin the rate of healing and tissue restructuring is increased.

Described simply, the treatment involves extracting a small amount of the patient’s own blood which is then centrifuged and put back in the patient’s desired treatment areas.

From the centrifuged blood of the patient a plasma is obtained, with platelets and white cells separated from the red cells by a gel.  The plasma is what is injected back into the patient.

The actual process is called autologous cell regeneration.  What happens is bio-stimulation of the cells of the dermis (the layer of skin under the epidermis or outer layer) with the patient’s own bio-active platelet rich plasma (PRP), including leucocytes.  The aim of these injections is to stimulate and regenerate aged and damaged skin and to produce a new dermis.