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Understanding Mechanism Of Anti Aging

Every one knows she is aging even before one sees a wrinkle on her face. But still, when they really show up, they scare us. Then we start groping around to know more about aging, wrinkles and treatment for wrinkles. Today there are effective medications and treatments aided by laser technology are available for wrinkles. But to choose from a variety of lotions for wrinkles, one should understand the mechanism of aging.

Mechanism of Aging
Millions of cells on the epidermis (outer skin) die every minute and are replenished by endodermis continuously. This dermis contains fat, water along with cells that facilitate production of fibers, collagen and elastin. The firmness and elasticity to skin is provided by these fibers. As we age, endodermis holds lesser water and fat. And behind the scene it is the free oxygen molecules that languish in our bodies seeking to satisfy themselves electrically by yanking electrons from healthy cells. This triggers a chain reaction wrecking havoc thus damaging tissues. This is a process called oxidation and simply put, aging. Many factor like foods, exposure to UV light, sleeplessness, pollution contribute to oxidation.

Anti-Aging Medicines
The available anti aging medications essentially contain antioxidants (A typical example is benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid). These medications are blends of antioxidants, a host of vitamins, (A & E) and minerals that work to reverse the aging process. They revitalize the skin, aid metabolism and helps regain some of the lost firmness and elasticity.

Aged skin holds lesser water, which means anti-aging lotions have to moisturize our skins and protect from pollutants and sun. Typically, the result of using such antioxidant creams shows after 4-6 months for sustained results. Do everything that is possible to keep yourself healthy.

Clear Light and Smooth Beam (CLSB) lasers may be used in the treatment of aging skin. The destructive power of laser light is put to use to vaporize the hardened wrinkles in the endodermis. CLSB also stimulates the growth of collagen.

What FDA Has To Say
FDA, in its numerous releases, has alerted that any product using certain descriptive words like anti-aging, counteract, retard or control aging, rejuvenate, repair or restructure the skin is a drug as it claims to alter or reconstruct the inner structure and metabolism, requires marketing clearance and New Drug Approval under section 201(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Submitted by:

Alan Ross

Alan Ross writes and contribute articles on many topics. He is a nice guy too. Be sure to visit Anti Aging and You and his other website Plastic Surgery for more information.


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