Let’s start from Vitamin A.
It’s a fat-soluble vitamin. Deficiency rapidly leads to dry, scaling skin with follicular thickening. Deficiency of this vitamin is becoming more of a problem in low income countries, with an estimated half of all countries reporting it as a public health issue.
There are two types of vitamin A found in foods. It can be found in animal proteins, liver and fish, and organic diary. Beta-carotene is the inactive pre-vitamin A that requires good gut health, well-functioning bile and specific enzymes to convert it. The best way to ensure optimal vitamin A is to eat a wide selection of Vitamin A-rich foods such as eggs, meat, liver, fish and colourful vegetables.
Now more about cosmetics… Vitamin A helps to rejuvenate the skin! How? By promoting the growth of healthy cells and inhibiting the growth of unhealthy ones. To prevent acne and ageing is important to restore balance to the skin.
Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds related to Vitamin A. It can increase cell turnover and encourage the production of collagen, improve the appearance of sun damage, acne and pigmentation. Sounds amazing? Of course! But you must be very careful, as overuse can cause dryness and irritation, especially, if your skin is reactive.
It’s crucial to not combine this vitamin with Laser treatments, chemical peels and other harsh treatments. Please remember to let your Therapist know, what you are applying on your skin.
In the clinic we offer our patients:
- Retinal Active (Dermapen cosmetics) as intense infusion of Vitamin A and Copper Peptides. The combination of ingredients includes repair and rejuvenation properties and anti-aging antioxidants.
- Revitosin (DMK Skin Revision) acts against hyper cornification. Also, by allowing fluids to flow freely, the regenerative properties of vit A, kill P-acne bacteria and regulate the flow of oil. Powerful Retinol also inhibits tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that catalyses the oxidation of tyrosine into melanin and other pigments.
- Dermapen with chosen cocktail from 150 GBP
Dermapen treatment, as well known as micro needling, cause controlled damage into the skin, to stimulate wound healing. The needling process improves micro-circulation in conjunction with collagen and elastin formation beneath the skin to thicken the dermis, reducing wrinkles.