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. unlight 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.
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 and provide 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. The power of the combined negative ions and saline delivered during Prescott DermaLift’s Quantum Hydration therapy is the latest, most effective non-invasive way to lift and tighten skin and muscles in the neck, chin, eye socket area and brow while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
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 downtime. It is also the only process available that is safe to use inside the 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 other treatments cannot be exposed to the sun.
The Prescott DermaLift Clinic can combine the Quantum Therapy with a Dermaplane treatment, which is done prior to removing dead skin cells, sun spots and other discolored areas of the skin. This treatment leaves the skin smooth and glowing and is an effective way to treat sun-damaged skin especially when combined with the Quantum Hydration facial. QCBN
By Justin Schepman
Justin R. Schepman is the owner of Prescott DermaLift Clinic, located at 1000 Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Call for appointment or free consultation, 928-713-6907.