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Aging is an unavoidable process that everyone experiences.  But, with the right knowledge and the right tools, the visual signs of aging can be largely prevented and reversed.

What causes us to age?

     While the specific cause and mechanism of aging remains uncertain, numerous theories have been proposed to describe how and why it happens.  It is well-accepted by the scientific community that genetics play a huge role in how we age.  The fact that people in some families seem to consistently live well past their eighties and nineties is no accident.  However, science has caught up with conventional wisdom in accepting that the lives we live and the environments we are exposed to can sometimes play an even bigger role.

     Aging is, inherently, a cellular phenomena and there is a mounting body of evidence that suggests that accumulated mutations to our cells' DNA underlies the process.  UV light from the sun, cigarette smoke and other air pollutants, toxins in the foods we eat and drink, and the free radicals that are constantly forming in our bodies as a result of our normal metabolism can all damage our DNA.  Fortunately for us, each of our cells has an intricate repair system in place to counteract these damaging agents and restore DNA to its original form.  And while this repair system employs some of the most efficient and precise cellular machinery known, it's far from perfect.  Every so often, the enzymes functioning in this process will either miss an error or inadvertently insert an error into the set of instructions the cell needs to live and carry out its vital functions.

Aging occurs at the cellular level and thus, intervention against aging should be targeted to the cells.

     Most of these errors or mutations will be harmless, but as the cell divides and replicates, it will pass on its mutations to all of its descendents which will continue to be exposed to harmful environmental stimuli allowing the errors caused by DNA damage to accumulate over a number of generations.  Ultimately, these mutations can impair the ability of the cell to function properly or, if the mutations are severe enough, cause the cell to self-destruct, or worse, become cancerous.  If the cell being damaged were, say, a fibroblast in the dermis (the cell responsible for producing the connective tissue of skin), its ability to break down old collagen and replace it with fresh, supple collagen could be compromised.  If many of these fibroblasts were affected, the result could very well be wrinkles and sagging skin.          

What can be done to stop or delay the aging process?

     First, a comment on realistic expectations.  There is no way to wholly stop your body's natural aging process.  The goal here is to slow aging and minimize the effects it has on our bodies and our lives.  It goes without saying that prevention is the best medicine.  Eating well, getting enough sleep, having a positive outlook on life, regular exercise, and applying sunscreen before going outside are some of the most effective steps people can take to look and feel younger.  However, there are additional steps one can take to delay aging as well as reverse signs of aging that have already developed.

     Today there are an unprecedented number of options available from invasive and non-invasive procedures to over-the-counter topical products.  Most medical and aesthetic procedures work on the gross level of whole tissues by pulling skin that has loosened with age taught over underlying bones and muscle during lifting procedures or by injecting fillers into the hallows or wrinkles on one's face.  Other procedures such as microdermabrasion and peels work by removing the surface layers of skin revealing newer layers below. 

     Unlike these more mechanical therapies, our products work by targeting the individual cells that make up our skin and exert their effects by modifying the cells' biochemical function.  The Neuropeptides unique to our products up-regulate the specific molecular pathways in our cells that causes them to rapidly renew the connective tissue matrix that holds our skin together, allowing the firmness, thickness, and youthfulness of your skin to re-emerge.  The dramatic, up-front results that these products deliver is undeniable, but it is important to remember that they are not the quick, patch repair of surgery or fillers, but rather a skin reconstituting regimen.  The beauty of this is that, since these products work directly at the cellular level to promote cells to function as they did when we were younger, they are the only treatment option of those mentioned that directly combats aging head-on.  Rather than pulling loose, flimsy skin tight, these topical treatments stimulate the skin to naturally return to a more supple and elastic state.

Which anti-aging option works best?

     Unfortunately it is impossible to generalize an answer as to which option is most effective as this depends upon the person and the situation.  Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages and individuals each have their own particular aging concerns.  The immediate results of surgery offer instant gratification whereas the recovery and risks of medical complications and/or unintentional alteration in one's appearance (the feeling that you don't quite look like yourself anymore) are serious drawbacks.  Exfoliation-based procedures can work wonders for people with surface blemishes and defects but their temporary effect and limited efficacy on deeper lines and wrinkles must be considered.  Some very powerful benefits to the topical treatments offered here is that since they are working to directly reverse the aging process, users will be progressing towards a younger version of themselves.  Additionally, they are completely safe and since our products work in a completely different manner than most cosmetic procedures, adding these topicals to a regimen that includes any of these other options will allow one to enjoy the full added benefit of the topical therapy with minimal overlap.

     Since this is not a medium for giving out medical advice, one should consult with a physician and decide for themselves a plan of action that will best suit his or her needs and circumstances.





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