The Newest Techniques in Anti-aging Technologies for 2014

As 2010 begins, the technologically and scientifically advanced anti-aging skin care formulations will continue to expand, and with this proving to be the key driving factor, more and more physicians will have better tools to meet patient expectations. Market researchers have predicted that the anti-aging segment would be one of the few personal care categories to get through the economic downturn relatively unscathed, with sales expected to continue rising at double digit growth rates. Anti-aging skincare sales in the US rose 13 percent to $1.6bn between 2006 and 2008, outpacing the general facial skincare, which was up 11 percent over the same period. An increasing spend on personal care products over the past ten years, combined with an aging population of baby boomers keen to maintain youthful looks means that demand cosmetics that address anti-aging show no sign of waning.

Many of the latest skin care lines will be focusing on Glycation. The glycation process impairs the functioning of biomolecules, which in skin serves to weaken the structure at a cellular level, leading to a less firm surface and a greater tendency towards wrinkling. One key area of anti-aging that is emerging is the treatment of skin glycation, with such brands such as Arrestage, Ark Age Aware, Chanel and La Roche-Posay all launching lines targeting glycation.

New formulas that contain forms of Elastatropin have been making their way to the forefront of clinical usage by practitioners in the Anti-aging and Aesthetic Medicine arenas. Elastatropin is a building block of human elastin which appears in many of the newest anti-aging skin care products. The elastatropin helps decrease the appearance of existing wrinkles and restore a youthful complexion by providing support and flexibility to the skin cells. Using these topicals before and after Botox treatments have added to newer protocols to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons alike who are looking for improved outcomes.

Adapting nutriceutical antioxidant ingredients to skin care as well as a new technology to render animal-derived ingredients such as collagen up to 100 times purer has kept compounding laboratories like Arrestage Laboratories busy as they broaden their offerings of specialized Aesthetic Skin Care products.

Stem Cell Technology is proliferating in the formulation of the newest products in 2014. The fact that fetal skin heals in a completely different way to adult skin and bears little resemblance to the classic wound repair that scientists are used to makes stem cell technology useful in rendering it suitable for anti-aging treatments .

Doctors all over the world will be acquiring lasers and light systems in 2014 because of the vast improvements made in the manufacturing of these technologies and broadened utility in Aesthetic applications. Leading the pack is laser for Facial Skin Resurfacing. The technique that was once only performed by a skilled few because of the destructive nature of the laser beam to the skin's surface, literally leaving the patient for weeks of downtime to allow the burned off skin to heal, has been replaced by the new "FRAXEL", "FRACTIONAL" "DOT" method of delivering Carbon Dioxide or Erbium YAG laser beams. With this vastly different technology patients can heal in days and more importantly is freed from side effects such as infections or scarring. Look for combinations of offered therapies that are bundled to patients for sustainable and more enduring results. Radio Frequency skin tightening systems combined with Intense Pulsed Light treatments and these aforementioned topicals will be the protocols of choice in 2010.

Copyright © 2014 Dr. Roy Shapiro "The Newest Techniques in Anti-aging Technologies for 2014"

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