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Wonder Treatments – From Copper Peptides to TCA Skin Peels

Beauty is skin deep. However, the amount of sheer patience and hardwork that goes into the maintenance of a clear and translucent skin is more than enough. Moreover, in these days of metrosexuality, it is no longer the women only, who are calling for wonder treatments. Men are equally, if not more, keen on having a perfect skin and a glowing face. Anti-wrinkle creams, facial peels, face washes and the wonder treatments of today are continuing on a slightly different version of yesterday. [Did you know that Cleopatra, the Egyptian, was said to have bathed in ass’s milk, to keep her skin radiant?]

Talking of wrinkles and scars- copper peptides are really wonder treatments for these type of skin blemishes. Wrinkles are characterized by incorrect deposition of collagen and imperfect skin cell layering, which is also seen in healed wounds, undoubtedly on a much larger scale. Copper peptides work wonder for these types of marks as they are formed of small fragments of proteins. Proteins are the building blocks of all living tissues and thus has a rejuvenating effect on damaged skin. Copper peptides are effective against various forms of skin irritation, mainly due to their anti-inflammatory effects.

Copper peptides are a promising skin treatment with a good safety profile. Their ability to improve the healing of various types of skin lesions is well established. It is likely that copper peptides may slow down the development of the signs of skin aging by limiting the consequences of daily wear and tear. Also, copper peptides may augment the results of the skin rejuvenation treatments based on controlled skin injury, such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and peels. There are also indications that copper peptides have the potential to improve wrinkles and skin texture on their own. However, more extensive and prolonged studies are required to definitively prove it. In addition, it appears that copper peptides may cause rare but significant skin damage in some cases of overuse or unusual sensitivity.

Any discussion on wonder treatments would remain incomplete, if one does not mention facial peels in general and TCA peels, especially. TCA Peel, which stands for Trichloroacetic Peel, used trichloroacetic acid to remove superficial blemishes such as post-acne scars as well as treat and cure current acne, correct pigment problems (melasma) and smooth out fine surface wrinkles. On some occasions, TCA Peels have even been used to remove and prevent the growth of pre-cancerous lesions. Yes, it has been clinically proven on various skin related cancers and similar conditions that can result in cancer. It is an intermediate peeling agent that is normally used in 10 to 50% concentrations, depending on the extent of peeling that the patient wishes to achieve. It is now even available for home use (please see the link below).

The wonder treatments do perform. However, do consult a dermatologist first as they can best evaluate your unique skin and determine the correct regimen for you.

David Maillie is a chemist with over 12 years experience in biochemical research and clynical analysis. He is an alumni of Cornell University and specializes in biochemical synthesis for public, private, and governmental interests. He can be reached at M.D. Wholesale: