Sunlight has a profound effect on the skin that can result in premature aging, skin cancer and a host of other skin-related conditions. Exposure to UV light accounts for around 90 percent of all symptoms of skin injury.
Although the sun isn’t the only thing that emits UV radiation, it does account for more than 70 percent of a person’s yearly exposure, which causes a plethora of skin-related abnormalities, including wrinkles, aging-related disorders, skin cancer and diminished immunity to infection. While we don’t fully understand the mechanisms for these changes, some believe that the breakdown of collagen and the formation of free radicals can interfere with DNA repair on the molecular level.
UV radiation can cause collagen to break down at a higher rate than normal aging. It does this by penetrating the middle layer of skin (dermis), causing the abnormal buildup of elastin. When these elastins accumulate, enzymes are produced, which inadvertently break down collagen and create so-called “solar scars.” Creams and other topical remedies only penetrate the upper layers of the skin which will provide only superficial, temporary improvement in the skin’s appearance.
Additionally, the body has a defensive immune system meant to attack infections and abnormal cell growths, including cancer. This immune defense includes specialized white blood cells called T lymphocytes and skin cells called Langerhans cells. When the skin is exposed to excessive sunlight, certain chemicals are released that actively suppress these cells, weakening the overall immune response.
We all know the sun causes wrinkles and discoloration of the skin but what isn’t widely recognized is that beyond cosmetic benefits, keeping your skin healthy is important to your overall health.
Sun damage and the subsequent loss of collagen (a key ingredient to skin and immune health) can be remediated by new technology utilizing saline and negative ions (cold plasma – not to be confused with cool sculpting). Quantum Hydration Therapy stimulates a number of chemicals naturally produced in the body including collagen and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is classified as a powerful humectant (moisture binding ingredient) that plumps and heals your skin as part of the healing response created by the interaction of the saline and negative ions – essentially, enabling your skin to repair itself with chemicals your own skin cells produce.
The Prescott Dermalift Clinic is Northern Arizona’s only provider of the Quantum Hydration therapy utilizing state-of-the art electro-ion technology to rejuvenate skin and muscles in the face and neck. This new process provides a non-toxic, non-invasive alternative to Botox, fillers, lasers and plastic surgery. The procedure is painless, with no down time. It is also the only process available safe to use inside to eye socket to diminish bags under the eyes and lift the brow line.
Quantum Hydration Therapy improves not just the appearance of sun damaged skin but the overall health of the skin. It is nearly impossible in Arizona to avoid the sun. Treatments such as lasers and peels can correct the surface flaws but don’t address the underlying issues. And those choosing to do these treatments cannot be exposed to the sun. QCBN
By Justin R. Schepman
Justin R. Schepman
Owner-Prescott DermaLift Clinic
1000 Ainsworth Drive
Prescott, AZ 86304
Call for appointment or free consultation 928 713 5986
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