Growth factors are like messengers for your skin. It wakes up your skin cells to do their job, helping your own skin cells to produce more collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic acid. All of which results in fresher, healthier skin.
According to two clinical studies, SCA (Cryptomphalus aspersa secretion), is beneficial for both skin layers. The one study was done with a topical application of 40% SCA to the skin. After 45 days of use, the epidermis was more hydrated and thicker, whereas the dermis showed an improvement in firmness and elasticity.
The second study was done with 40% SCA after non-ablative fractional laser. It was a split-faced trial, in which 40% SCA was applied on one half of the face. That side showed significant improvement in elasticity, wrinkles and hydration. It also had less redness, burning and dryness after the laser treatment.
ENDOCARE CONCENTRATE SERUM combines a high concentration (20% – 50%) of Growth Factor Complex called SCA (Cryptomphalus aspersa secretion), with hydrating, anti-oxidant and brightening ingredients to give your skin a wonderful boost. There is an 80% increase in Fibronectin, 50% increase in elastin fibers and 120% increase in collagen fibers.
For R150 extra we can infuse the skin with Endocare Concentrate that contains 40% SCA Growth Factors after IPL, Frax 1550, Mosaic or Dermapen Needling to enhance the effect of the treatments. To continue the benefits, you can continue this growth factor treatment at home by applying the Endocare tensage concentrate (R950 per box of 10 ampoules) at home every evening under your night cream.
The evidence that Dermapen microneedling can improve scars and stretch marks is compelling. A study of microneedling’s effect on scars revealed that clients experienced noticeable clinical improvement in the look of their post-acne or post-surgery scarring after three months of microneedling treatments. Fact is, it stimulates the repair process by immediately boosting collagen production. The result? Plumper, more even skin texture and tone, plus less obvious scarring.
Your skin is bombarded with assaults day in and day out: pollution, stress, smoke and unhealthy foods. That’s why antioxidants such as vitamin E as your skin’s own battalion.
Concentrated in the sebum and in the membranes of skin cells and the lipid-based ‘glue’ holding them together, vitamin E is helps to maintain the integrity and beauty of your complexion. By both consuming foods loaded with the nutrient and using products that contain E you’re actively protecting and nourishing your skin.
Vitamin E’s role
- IT HELPS PREVENT SIGNS OF AGEING
Vitamin E fights the effects of free radical attacks by neutralising the free radicals. The process of protecting your skin depletes your stores of the vitamin quickly, though. Research has shown that even after a small amount of UV exposure, vitamin E levels in the skin drop by 50 percent. Hence the need to replenish this nutrient.
- IT COMPLEMENTS YOUR SPF
Vitamin E also absorbs UVB light which is responsible for burning and ageing skin. Research shows that vitamin E together with vitamin C may increase the amount of time it takes SPF-free skin to burn, so it has a protective effect. This doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen though!
- IT KEEPS SKIN HYDRATED AND CALM
Because vitamin E protects cell membranes, it indirectly helps skin stay moisturised and supple. Plus, it fights inflammation.
Both men and women require 15 mg of vitamin E per day, a quota you can easily meet by cooking with vegetable oils, snacking on almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds and wheat germ. Spinach, kale, Swiss chard and broccoli also deliver healthy doses.
Choosing vitamin E products
Vitamin E is especially beneficial in sunscreens, daily moisturisers, treatment serums and after-sun products. Check ingredient lists and choose a product with alpha-tocopherol, a potent form of the vitamin. Better yet, consult with the Lasermed team to identify which skin product you should use.