Infomercials and magazine ads in 2013 for “Nonsurgical face lifts” have been the rage in looking and sustaining a younger appearance…


In 1997 Botox became the alternative to the surgical face lift. Now approaching 17 years later, Skin care product and equipment companies are doing their best to offer alternatives to invasive surgical treatments by combining topical formulations and aesthetic machines to bring about anti-aging results.


The most newsworthy today is a technique known as micro-needling. The science of micro-needling is based on a device to create a controlled wound response in the skin to stimulate growth factors without abrading the epidermis. Several spas, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are now commonly using this technique for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentation, stretch marks and even mild forms of non-inflamed rosacea.


Arrestage Laboratories has been formulating personalized skin care topical compounds for over six years. Primarily targeting the Aesthetic Physicians’ looking for complimentary protocols for combining lasers, light and other energy producing systems, Arrestage and other companies are coming to market with active ingredients to improve their outcomes.


Studies of products formulated with effective peptides can markedly improve aging skin’s appearance. On aging skin that has been damaged by destruction to the collagen, a newly developed tetrapeptide, has demonstrated a statistically significant effect on collagenase, stimulating a positive anti-inflammatory response and reducing redness. Arrestage Laboratories 2014 line of new formulations will provide visible and lasting benefits to clients when combined with their soon to be release Radio Frequency assisted Micro-needling protocols.


In 2014 glycation-fighters will be included in most skin care products. Common symptoms of skin with glycation issues include premature aging, such as wrinkling and sagging; weakened elastin and collagen; and a reduced ability for skin to quickly rehabilitate. Glycation comes from too much sugar in your diet over time.


The newest ingredients to look for include Paeonia albiflora extract (peony flower), Albizia julibrissin extract (Persian silk tree), niacinamide, blueberries and pomegranate. Formulations that deal with glycated skin conditions, all must have anti-inflammatory ingredients and that will hydrate the compromised cellular structure of the dermis. Ingredients that are known to help inflamed skin include: tocopherol, Salix alba (white willow), glycyrrhetinic acid (licorice root), Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut), Olea europaea (olive), green tea and oat beta glucan .

Before you go under the knife for a face lift, speak to your doctor about the latest procedures that involve micro-needling, radio frequency or laser treatments. Ask for the latest protocols that use complimentary topical formulas for your skin type. Take the free skin analysis on the Arrestage Laboratories website. Go to