Medesthetics

MAY-JUN 2018

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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medestheticsmagazine.com | MAY/JUNE 2018 45 "When the body is working normally, growth factors in the skin signal the fi broblasts to make collagen or elastin, for example, while matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), such as collagenase and elastinase, remove damaged cells and proteins," says Robert Manzo, founder and chemist with skincare manufacturer Skinprint. "As we age, our growth factors decrease but our MMPs stay where they are, so they start to degrade healthy tissue. Hence people started to put growth factors into their antiaging products in an attempt to bring the skin back into balance." Rather than placing actual growth factors into their formulations, many skincare manufacturers are looking to peptides that can trigger skin cells to perform specifi c functions.

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