MAY-JUN 2015

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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22 MAY/JUNE 2015 | MedEsthetics The efficacy of peptides is well supported by clinical research, but how does this evidence translate to cosmeceutical formulations? SKIN PROTEINS —keratin, melanin, collagen, elastin, gelatin—give structure to cells, transmit signals from the cell surface to the organelles and mitochondria, and control the regeneration of tissues. Peptides—which are protein fragments—are popular active ingredients in skincare formulations, where they are used to affect the behavior of skin cells. By Linda W. Lewis Chain Reaction © GETTY IMAGES

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