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Aug 19

Plump Up Your Wrinkles

Collagen Rejuvenation Therapy (CRT)

                                                                                                                                      By: Susan Church CPCP, CPDA, CRT

 

 Do wrinkles imply ‘Wisdom’, the evidence of the aging process, or just OLD AGE?

 We hear that lines on men make them look distinguished and on women… well, they just make us look old. Plain and simple!

 Wrinkles are known by many names, such as; crow’s feet, laugh lines, crinkles, character lines, troughs, ruts, valleys, gullies, old age lines, creases and furrows. So many names, yet they still make us look tired and old.

 Aging is genetic. Remember the old adage ‘look at your girlfriend’s mother and you will know what your girlfriend will look like when she is older’?  Scary, isn’t it?

 Twenty years ago we could usually tell where a person lived by the sun damage they had. Now, with all of the skin care treatments we have available to us, we can all look like a million bucks!

 Our Skin

Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies. A unique characteristic of the epidermis is its ability to continuously regenerate tissue. The epidermis is constantly shedding and regenerating new cells. This process occurs approximately every 19-34 days when we are younger and up to 45, or more, days as we age. The use of certain skin care products enhances the sloughing process.

 The average person’s skin weighs approximately 9 pounds and covers 2 ½ square yards of tissue, about 3,000 square inches.

 The dermis is approximately 25 times thicker than the epidermis, with the outer epidermis cells being flatter and drier, and the deeper cells of the epidermis are plump and moist.

 Men have a thicker dermis than women, attributed to their abundance of androgen (the sex hormone) and their skin tends to have less wrinkling and sagging.

 The dermis is composed of 95 % collagen. As we age, we lose collagen, as well as elastin. One of the easiest ways to reproduce and regenerate natural collagen is by Collagen Rejuvenation Therapy™.

 

 

 

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