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YOUR ACNE WANTS TO TALK TO YOU

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Acne is often thought of as a normal part of adolescence. In Chinese Medicine, it’s believed that acne that flares up on different parts of your face represents health problems on different parts of your body. Although this is not a science but this theory can be helpful when you are helpless in treating your acne and this might help you to pinpoint a reason which cause your acne.

Toxins often cleanse through the skin, when the other eliminating systems are sluggish; hormonal imbalances over stimulate the oil glands and impurities in the blood will often affect the skin. All of these can clog pores. Acne is the body’s reaction to those clogged pores. Here’s what your acne trying to indicate about your health concern:

Upper Forehead

Digestive System & Bladder – Drink plenty of water to flush, eliminate greasy foods and refined sugars especially preserved or process foods. If you’re craving deep fried fatty foods, eat avocado or add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your dish. Make sure you consume plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Some of the best antioxidant rich foods or drinks include green tea, warm lemon water, and fresh berries. If your diet is not rich in naturally fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, or kefir, consider supplementing with a probiotic capsule daily. Most pharmacies carry probiotic capsules.

Lower Forehead

Heart – Your heart is a massive organ that pumps blood through your entire body. It has a tough job and can become easily stressed due to poor diet, inactivity, and various mental and physical stresses. If you have pimples on your lower forehead make it a point to do regular cardiovascular exercises. Eating pomegranate and coconut oil will also keep your heart healthy and help clear this up.

Eyes, orbital area and between the eyebrows

Liver – Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest. Cut back on greasy foods loaded with vegetable, soy, and canola oil, alcohol and dairy products. Avoid eating late at night as well. If you’re craving a late snack take a spoonful of raw honey or raw celery. This will let your liver rest while you’re sleeping. Eat more vegetables such as garlic, grapefruits, green tea, carrots, beets, green leafy vegetables, lemon and limes etc.

Ears

Kidneys – When kidneys are not taken care of, you’ll find these large, painful pimples on your ears that refuses to leave no matter what. Increase water intake, avoiding eating too much salty food & caffeine, & cleanse your kidneys with diuretics like parsley and water.

Nose

Heart – Check your blood pressure and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, go for lower cholesterol by replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Besides that, our nose area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging and make sure that you do proper face cleansing.

Upper Cheeks

Lungs and Respiratory System – Stresses to the lungs are likely to cause flare ups in the upper cheeks and even break your capillaries. Even if you’re not a smoker you may have noticed an upper cheek breakout due to asthma, allergies, lung infections, staying in a polluted area. Try to avoid smoking and second hand smoke.

Lower Cheeks

Gum or teeth problems – Acne may appear in the lower cheek area as a result of gum or teeth problems. Avoid refined sugar and soft drinks. Oil pulling is a great technique and it is efficient in treating many gum or teeth problems. Eat fiber rich fruits and vegetables to strengthen your teeth and gums. Besides, you must change your pillowcase at least once a week, and wipe down your phone with an antibacterial wipe every few days.Always keep on top of your dental health, brushing, mouthwash and flossing twice a day and regular check ups at the dentist at least twice a year! Don’t just wait until you have a dental problem to make an appointment.

Side Of Chin

Hormones and genitals – This condition mostly affects women and it often indicates hormonal imbalance, caused by menstruation, birth control or diet high in soy. Emotional and physical stress also cause hormonal imbalance. Try to have enough & quality sleep not more than 8 hours, meditate, or do yoga. This will help you keep your mind focused and relieve stress. You can also increase the intake of essential fatty acids, such as omega 3. You can go for some herbs that will help you balance your hormones such as licorice, schisandra, holy basil, maca root, burdock, red raspberry leaves, rhodiola, milk thistle, green tea etc.

Center Of The Chin

Small intestine and stomach – Acne on the center of the chin can be related to digestion and to problems with the the stomach and small intestine. This can be directly caused by a poor diet and/or food allergies such as one to gluten. You may want to consider a whole foods cleanse for a week to assist with movement in the intestines.  To be more precise, you are what you digest. Probiotic deficiency and insufficient consumption of naturally fermented foods or probiotic capsules affect digestion, even though you may eat healthy and organic foods. Stress, insufficient sleep, and dehydration also affect stomach and small intestine. Sleeping well at night, drinking a lot of water, introducing lifestyle changes to reduce your stress, and doing yoga or meditation will help you fight chin acne.

Chest & Neck

Illness – Chest & neck areas are usually caused by stress, so be sure to figure out what’s stressing you out and try to eliminate that stress. It’s also important to be comfortable in your outfits. When areas around the neck flare up, it’s often caused by your body fighting off infections.

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SKINARTESSE LASERS

WHY CHOOSE SKINARTESSE LASER?

No medication required

No downtime

No long recovery periods

Affordable

Long term results

Painless and no anesthesia required

Skinartesse Laser Peel encompasses the equivalent of having 4 chemical peels in one session, the outer most layer of the epidermis is safely removed with no downtime, or any complications like ablative alternatives such as Fractional Co2 lasers, and yet it still produces visible results immediately. This laser function treats:

  • skin rejuvenation
  • all types of acne problems
  • improve skin elasticity
  • reduce age spots
  • large pores
  • sun damaged skin
  • reduce fine lines, wrinkles
  • yellow, dull or oily skin
  • lighten acne scars

Skinartesse Laser Toning is the application of specialized laser energy to reduce visible sin pigmentation and it accomplishes two major goals:

  • Even-out your skin tone
  • Improve your skin texture

The laser energy gently targets the melanin in the cells breaking it up for your body’s natural removal processes. Because the treatment is gentle, multiple passes are needed in order to target deep into the tissue.

ARE YOU A SUITABLE CANDIDATE? IF YOU WISH TO…

  • Glowing youthful looking skin
  • Have Acne under control
  • Remove minor Acne Scars and redness
  • Flawless radiant smooth skin

SKINARTESSE CINDERELLA, THE ULTIMATE SKIN TREATMENT 皮肤救星

Magical transformation to radiant skin, the Skinartesse Cinderella Skin Treatment

Everybody dreams of having whiter, brighter and beautifully even skin. A complexion with youthful elasticity and perfect hydration is now in reach, thanks to this unique treatment. All the ingredients are FDA approved and known to be safe for usage. Skinartesse Cinderella Skin Treatment helps to achieve:

    • Hydration
    • Whitening
    • Brightening
    • Pores reduction
    • Face Lift
    • Fine line reduction
    • Improve pigmentation
    • Lighten Scars
    • Improves uneven skin tone

不可思議的美麗蛻變。就能拥有一張水潤通透的肌膚。

每一个人都想要拥有透白亮彩、輪廓分明、緊緻富彈性,如上了妆的肌膚。Skinartesse Cinderella 皮肤疗程所用的都是FDA 安全認證的著名成分,安全可靠。这个疗程可以达到得效果如:

    • 保濕
    • 美白均色
    • 提升光澤
    • 收細毛孔
    • 輪廓提升
    • 柔滑飽滿
    • 減淡幼紋
    • 減淡黑眼圈
    • 改善眼部乾紋

BOTULINUM TOXIN 肉毒杆菌素

BYE BYE TO MAKE UP

As a nerve conduction blocker, Botox is used in the treatment of overactive muscles to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. The main component, highly purified botulinum toxin type A, is a purified protein and natural extract from the secretion of bacteria. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in 1989, Botox has been used in the treatment of strabismus, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, torticollis, cerebral palsy, limb spasticity, and hyperhidrosis caused by stroke and other therapeutic purposes. Treatment of headache, back pain, and voiding dysfunction are also developing. The safety and efficacy of Botox have been confirmed.

Achieving face slimming and wrinkle-free results all in once.

Through injecting Botox on corresponding part of facial muscles, patient is able to achieve young and smooth face in just a short time without leaving traces on the face. Botox is applicable for frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead, full face lifting, nose wrinkles, abducens of nose, nasolabial folds, lip, jaw lines, lower eyelid hypertrophy, hypertrophy of the jaw, eyebrow adjustment, arched eyebrows, phoenix-shaped eyebrow, horizontal eyebrow. Also for improving square face, muscular legs, fine lines, firming and tightening the skin as well as treating hyperhidrosis, headaches, and teeth grinding. The whole process only take 10 minutes.

不用再依赖化妆了!

肉毒杆菌可阻截神经传导,放松因过度活跃而造成皱纹的肌肉。肉毒杆菌的主要成分为高纯度肉毒杆菌素A 型,是一种由细菌分泌物萃取的天然、纯化的蛋白质。肉毒杆菌早于1989年便获得美国食物及药品管理局及美国神经科学研究院的核准和认可,可用于治疗斜视、眼睑痉挛、半面痉挛、斜颈症、脑性麻痹及中风引起之肢体痉挛及多汗症,治疗头痛、背痛及排尿障碍的研究更在发展当中,足以证明其安全及有效。

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将肉毒杆菌注射于相应脸部肌肉,能在短时间帮你达成年轻、滑嫩的容颜,不会留下蛛丝马迹。肉毒杆菌适用范围包括皱眉纹、鱼尾纹、抬头纹、全脸紧致提升、皱鼻纹、鼻翼外展、法令纹、唇纹、下颚纹、下眼睑肥厚、下颚肥厚、眉形调整、拱形眉、凤眼眉、水平眉。并能改善国字脸、萝卜腿、去纹、紧致皮肤和收紧面型,以及治疗多汗症、头痛和磨牙。整个过程只需10分钟而已

Understanding Pigmentation Problems

If I could wave just one “magic wand” for a skin issues, I would do it for pigment problems. This one skin issue accounts for so much of the psychological pain, self-consciousness and frustration that I hear daily. It is understandable…all over the world women are supposed to have blemish-free, even-colored, glowing skin, and it can be very difficult to attain. And who does have perfect skin anyway? Very few of us over a whole lifetime.

Why are brown spots, melasma and other pigment problems so hard to treat?

Pigment (melanin) in the most superficial layer (the epidermis) is the easiest to treat because as the skin renews itself, the pigment will slough/shed (example –brown spots after acne). But when the pigment drops deeper down into the dermis, the renewal process is much slower and treatment cream/lotions don’t reach it. The hardest of all is when there is also in increase in the number of pigment- making cells (melanocytes) and the pigment is deep (example – melasma). You will need your doctor to help you with an accurate diagnosis. Treatment can be effective if the diagnosis is right.
Possible causes of brown spots, melasma and other pigment problems:

  • Too much sun. This can be at any point in your life including childhood
  • Pregnancy, oral contraceptives and hormone replacement
  • Acne
  • Various facial rashes and any skin irritation
  • Your genes
  • Rarer causes like overuse of hydroquinone creams, adrenal gland problems, etc.

General Information On How Different Pigment Problems Are Treated

It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis from your doctor first. Here are some examples of treatment options though.

  • Moles – These generally need to be surgically removed. Lasers may not be safe and are usually not effective. Stitches may not be needed in some cases.
  • Lentigoes/freckles/sun spots with no texture – These are often improved with lasers or peels, and certain skincare products are helpful.
  • Raised benign growths – These are often removed by using liquid nitrogen or hyfrecator; rarely a laser is needed
  • Melasma – Sunscreens, hydroquinones, antioxidants, and other topicals are still the mainstay of treatments, often combined with light peels or microdermabrasion. Lasers often make melasma worse.
  • Pigment after acne – This is referred to as post-inflammatory, and is usually treated with topical, light peels, or microdermabrasion. Controlling the acne is key.

 

Here Are The Dos And Don’ts:

  • Don’t scrub or exfoliate too much. This can be irritating and make the pigment worse.
  • Stop any skincare product that is irritating you or making the pigment worse.
  • Use your doctor’s medications as directed – more is not better. If it’s getting worse, then stop the product and call the doctor. Medications may take several months to work.
  • Be very wary of any product sold on the internet. Many of these companies prey on the frustration and desperation of women and men with pigment problems.
  • Don’t overuse hydroquinones. With too much, they may make pigment worse not to mention that they may cause mutations in DNA if overused.
  • Use a good sunscreen every morning that blocks Ultraviolet‑A (UVA) and UVB radiation with at least zinc oxide 10% or a zinc/titanium combination that is at least 10%. Double sunscreen by using a cream or lotion sunscreen as a base and put a mineral powder foundation or the ColoreScience powder sunscreen over that.
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat whenever outside.
  • Stay out of the sun especially midday, and if you are on vacation, sunscreen again every time you get out of the water.

To Discuss With Your Doctor:

  • Discuss getting off any oral contraceptives or any estrogen containing medication with your doctor. These can make pigment problems worse.
  • Using lasers to treat brown spots, especially in darker skin types, should only be done in dermatologists’ offices where experts are experienced treating darker skin. Particularly with melasma, lasers can make the problem worse.
  • Discuss biopsy and use of a “Wood’s” lamp to aid in diagnosis
  • Talk to your doctor about any suspicious spots on your face. Malignant melanoma, which is a potentially fatal type of skin cancer, can occur on the face and begin in a spot that looks like a freckle.

 

Proper Way To Wash Your Hair

Almost every one of us believe that we are washing our hair the right way. But there is a possibility that we could be wrong. But how can you possibly do it wrong even after washing your hair all through your life? We may not be knowing our folly and could be damaging our hair by washing our hair the wrong way. This may not be done intentionally.

Whatever kind of hair you may have, be it oily or be it dry or be it thick or be it strong, each of your individual hair is very fragile. That is the reason why it breaks in case you pull or tug your hair. No one likes to see their hair falling off!!

Now, which one is the best method for washing your hair?

Untie all the tangles on your hair with the help of a comb before you even make your hair wet. This will help the hair from tangling even more while washing, and makes the hair washing process a lot easier. Next step involves getting in to the shower and standing under the shower and making your hair wet. Either warm or cold water is okay as per your personal preference. But the best results will be provided if you use warm water to wet you hair initially and to open your cuticles, and to rinse off all the oil and dirt on it. Then you can finish it off by rinsing your hair in cold water and thus close the cuticles and add shine to your hair.
Wet your hair under the shower and with the use of your fingers try to remove all the left over hair styling products and conditioners on your hair. Get a little bit of shampoo in your hand and apply it on to your scalp after rubbing your hands together. Make sure you apply the shampoo on to the scalp of your head and not on the tips of your hair. If you apply the shampoo on to the end region of your hair, that would make your hair too dry, weak and may cause them to split. Avoid mixing all your hair and causing them to tangle while applying shampoo. Then you need to rinse all the shampoo away.

It would be better if you use the shampoo a second time as well. This time the shampoo will take care of your hair after the initial application removed all the dirt and oil of your hair. Leave the shampoo on your hair for at least two minutes when you do the second shampooing. Get rid off all the shampoo by rinsing thoroughly after wards.
Try to gently squeeze the extra water out of your hair. It is not advisable to pull or tug at your hair when it is wet, as it is really weak then. Once you get rid of the extra water from your hair, use a dollop conditioner along your hair line, the ends and the nape of your hair. Put a shower cap on your hair and let the conditioner seep in to your hair for around ten minutes and then rinse the hair thoroughly.

It is not a very quick or easy process. But then nothing great can be achieved without any effort. Once you have your gorgeous hair shining brightly, you will earn the worth of all these hard work.

Hair Loss & Prevention

What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss?

The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 6 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimetre per month during the growth phase. About 90 percent of the hair on our scalp is growing at any one time and about 10 percent of the hair on our scalp, at any one time, is in a resting phase. Around the 5th year the hairs fall out and are replaced in a span of 6 months.

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. The average scalp contains about 1,00,000 hairs. On an average a person loses about 100 hair per day. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.

What are the causes of excessive hair loss?

Balding is a natural phenomenon. Men and women undergo thinning of hair and loss of hair as they age. This is mainly related to ageing, hereditary factors and testosterone. About 25% of the men start balding by the time they are 30 years old.

Many people suffer from hair loss due to various factors like:

  • Stress
  • Prolonged illness
  • Medications, Post Chemotherapy, excess Vitamin A
  • After  undergoing a major surgery
  • Nutritional  deficiency, Crash diets that lack sufficient protein, Iron and Vitamins
  • Hormonal imbalance – post-delivery or thyroid gland problems (either overactive or under active)
  • Chemical and Physical stress to the hair shaft from Hair Colouring, Perming, Permanent straightening or lengthening.
  • Severe emotional Stress
  • Infection of the scalp – Fungal infections

Can improper care of my hair cause hair loss?

  • Yes. If you use tight hair rollers, the pull on your hair can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, your hair will grow back normally. However, scarring can cause permanent hair loss.
  • Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents (also called “perms”) may cause inflammation of the hair follicle, which can result in scarring and hair loss.

Common hair loss patterns

There are 2 common patterns:

Patchy hair loss: This type of hair loss can affect men, women and children. This is usually seen as well defined areas of hair loss. There are many conditions which cause this kind of hair loss, and usually you need to see a dermatologist to examine and diagnose the problem.

Diffuse hair loss: Diffuse loss of hair over the scalp is usually a cause of concern if the scalp can be seen through.

Male pattern baldness: This involves a receding hairline with thinning around the crown with eventual bald spots. This has been attributed to genetics and testosterone influence

Female pattern baldness: This involves thinning on the scalp with an intact hairline. It is attributes to genetics, testosterone imbalance and age.

When to seek Medical Help?

  1. You are losing hair in an unusual pattern
  2. You are losing hair rapidly or at an early age (for example, in your teens or twenties)
  3. You have any pain or itching with the hair loss
  4. The skin on your scalp under the involved area is red, scaly, or otherwise abnormal
  5. You have acne, facial hair, or an abnormal menstrual cycle
  6. You are a woman and have male pattern baldness
  7. You have bald spots on your beard or eyebrows
  8. You have been gaining weight or have muscle weakness, intolerance to cold temperatures, or fatigue

What are the treatment options?

There are various treatment options available. Dr Rachel Chew will advice you on which treatment best fit you.

What diet should be followed to get good and strong hair?

Just like your skin and body, your hair also needs a balanced diet to stay healthy. By including sources for essential fatty acids in your diet, you can give your hair back its strength and lustre. Foods such as tuna, sardines and such oily fish, and nuts, olives and avocados are rich in essential fatty acids. Sprinkling flaxseed and pumpkin seeds over your salad is also another great way to get these Essential fatty acids in your diet.

To keep your hair well hydrated, be sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.  Also try to include foods which contain silica such as rice, oats, lettuce, parsnips, asparagus, onion, strawberry, cabbage, cucumber, celery, cauliflower and green leafy vegetables. Silica is vital to the strength of hair, and can stop hair breakage. A lack of vitamin B in the diet can lead to oily greasy hair. To fight greasy hair, be sure to eat lots of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dairy products, eggs, wheat germ, legumes and green leafy vegetables. Although the link between premature greying and diet hasn’t been established, evidence does suggest that the amino acids tyrosine – which acts as a precursor to colour producing pigments in the hair and skin – can help! Thinning hair or hair loss may be a sign of iron deficiency. Be sure to eat plenty of iron rich foods, such as red meat, eggs, legumes, whole grain cereals, dried fruits and green leafy vegetables. Since hair is composed mostly of protein, your hair will most likely respond well to the addition of high protein foods such as meats, eggs, cheese, seeds and nuts. These foods can help reinforce the hair follicles and prevents the hair from falling out.

 

What’s your eyes telling you?

The eyes are a window to your soul. That is an old saying but it has some truth to it. Eyes can say a lot about a person and lines and wrinkles around the eyes are a normal part of ageing.

For those that do wish they could get out of the tell-tale wrinkles that happen around the eyes such as crow’s feet, hollow under eyes, loose skin, sagging brows or all of the above. Dr Rachel Chew has a solution for you! Here are the most advanced, proven and effective treatments for all of your eye concerns.

Crow’s Feet also known as smile lines are wrinkles around the eyes which can develop as we age because of persistent small muscle contractions. Used for over 20 years muscle relaxant injections is gold standard treatment for forehead, frown and crow’s feet. Designed to relax various muscles that cause wrinkles to appear on the upper face, muscle relaxant injections are both safe and effective and have truly transformed the treatment of ageing skin now being one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by doctors in Ireland.

Tear Trough
The loss of volume that occurs under the eyes can be corrected using Hyaluronic (HA) acid dermal fillers to fill the hollow area and lift these depressions to take away the tired appearance. Results are instant lasting up to 12 months. Dermal fillers can also assist dark circles by improving shadows that cause hollowness.

Loose Skin
Dr Rachel Chew uses a number of proven treatments to improve and tighten loose skin around the eye area to stimulate collagen and tighten elastin and in some cases thicken the appearance of thin skin.

Eyebrow Lift
Treatment for low eyebrows may not have been at the top of your list of ageing signs to watch out for but muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers or thread lift can now be used to lift the brow to give a fresher and more awake appearance.

 

Medical Facial vs Spa Facial

Why should women & men opt to visit a medical professional for a facial, instead of a spa?

When choosing a medical facility versus a non medical spa you need to ask yourself an important question. What do you want out of this facial treatment? If your main goal is an hour of rest, relaxation and a facial massage, then the non medical spas have the edge. There is certainly nothing wrong with it.
If you are more concerned with the treatment of a particular problem ( i.e.- redness, pigmentation, wrinkles, aging…) then medical skin care centers like Skin Art Clinic is the best option. Our facility measure success based more on patient outcomes and not so much on the “spa” experience. Our approach is more scientific & methodical and specialists (like dermatologists and nurses) are on site when needed. We can offer a wide variety of options. Skin care programs with more effective dosages can be prescribed when needed and treatments like resurfacing peels, Cryocell, rejuvenation laser, dermaroller and skin peels are readily available.

Are “medical facials” more expensive than “spa facials”?

Interestingly, even though medical facials done in medical facilities tend to be more effective and often use “medical” grade treatments, they can be less expensive than the spa.  Call and find out for yourself. Remember that at the spa you are paying more for the “experience” than the final outcome.

If you are more concerned with the treatment of a particular problem ( i.e.- redness, pigmentation, wrinkles, aging…) then medical skin care centers like Skin Art Clinic are the best option.

Dr Dream Dermatological Skin Care

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dr. dream dermatological skin care was created under the medical expertise of 17 professionals in the fields of plastic surgery and dermatology, and took 8 years to formulate.  The original formula was introduced in 2008.

The improved formulas were launched in Seoul, South Korea in October 2012, with products for anti-aging, whitening and general care.

Within the Korean Plastic Surgery and Dermatology circles, growth factors are recognised as the gold standard in cosmetic formulas for skin rejuvenation and repair. Clinically, they have shown to be more effective in targeting skin problems such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, leathery skin texture, loss of collagen & elastin and pigmentation as the result of intrinsic and extrinsic causes of skin aging.

While a growing number of physician’s formulas for skin care use growth factors, dr. dream dermatological skin care is the only brand in the world today that has the highest number of growth factors, and with a higher concentration of these cosmetic actives.  This means better results in skin rejuvenation and repair, and in lesser time.

As Asian skin is thicker than Caucasian skin, the rejuvenation and repair of Asian skin is more difficult.

dr. dream dermatological skin care introduces the concept of:

  1. A full range of skin care that was clinically developed for and tested on Asian skin by leading medical experts in plastic surgery and dermatology.  This results in quicker and better results in skin improvement from 2 weeks onwards.
  2. The only skin care brand in the world that contains 6 multi-growth factors (EGF, KGF, VEGF, aFGF, bFGF & IGF-1), and with higher parts per million (ppm) of growth factors in the formulas, that sets the gold standard in physician’s skin care (anti-aging & whitening) used by medical professionals in plastic surgery and dermatology in South Korea.
  3. The only brand that introduces the concept of “suitable for all weather conditions” without imparting the oily and sticky feeling often associated with formulas used during harsh weather conditions such as winter, yet light enough for tropical weather conditions.
  4. A combination of yeast, natural plant extracts, anti-oxidants and no 5 additives (no synthetic preservatives, no artificial pigment, no ethanol, no petroleum oil & no artificial fragrance) meant the formulas are suitable for all skin types.  dr. dream skin care is used on patients who have undergone post-laser treatment, therefore, also suitable for sensitive skin.

Multi-Growth Factors:

Growth factors are proteins that are present in our bodies.  They help to regulate cellular growth, proliferation and differentiation, playing an important role in maintaining healthy skin structure and function.

Growth factors are secreted by all cell types that make up the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (the layer of skin between the dermis and subcutaneous tissue) of the skin including keratinocytes, fibroblasts and melanocytes.

How do growth factors work?

  • Helps skin tissue regeneration and repair
  • Stimulate the formation of collagen and elastic fibres which give the skin softness and suppleness
  • Provide synergistic interaction of multiple growth factors with other proteins in epidermis and dermis and results in skin regeneration and repair
  • No single growth factor is solely determinant in the outcome of skin rejuvenation, which is why the different growth factors have to work in synergy in skin regeneration and repair

Glossary:

Keratinocytes: 

Keratinocytes are the most common type of skin cells. They make keratin, a protein that provides strength to skin, hair, and nails. Keratinocytes form in the deep, basal cell layer of the skin and gradually migrate upward, becoming squamous cells before reaching the surface of the skin over the course of a month.

Source:  about.com

Fibroblasts:

Cell of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibres (e.g. collagens, reticular and elastic fibres) and other ground substance in order to maintain the extracellular matrix (especially during wound healing or tissue repair), and to provide a structural framework for many tissues

Source:  http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Fibroblast

Melanocytes:

Melanocytes are cells located in the epidermis that are responsible for producing melanin, a brown pigment that helps screen against the harmful effects of UV (ultraviolet) light.

Source: http://dermatology.about.com/od/skinanatomy/g/melanocyte.htm

 

dr. dream dermatological skin care formulation

Dream Nanogen Wrinkle Grinding Complex™

The patented formula contains 6 multi-growth factors (EGF, KGF, VEGF, aFGF, bFGF, IGF-1), that have shown to provide optimal results in anti-aging and whitening care.

Natural Nano Capsule Delivery (NNCD) is used to increase the efficacy in the delivery of the Dream Nanogen Wrinkle Grinding Complex™ to skin.

Clinically, it demonstrated the ability to counter the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic aging by:

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as a result of increased collagen and elastin production
  • Visibly improve the appearance of age spots and lightens pigmentation
  • Overall skin texture is improved, resulting in smooth and hydrated texture
  • Skin texture that feels tightened, looks toned

100% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate “PLAZMA”

The 2-step ferment filtering system was used to generate optimal benefits of Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate “PLAZMA” or more commonly known as a natural yeast extract.

The effects and benefits include:

  • Increased moisture and hydration to skin
  • Helps control skin’s PH balance
  • Brightens skin
  • Naturally removes dead skin cells, resulting in softer, smoother skin

5-Phyto Complex

A patented formula, 5 Phyto-Complex is formulated with natural plan extracts to promote healthy skin.

  • Natural nutrients are supplied to skin
  • Provide dermatitis relief with its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Is hypoallergenic
  • Is used as a natural fragrance in dr. dream dermatological skin care products

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Glossary:

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF):

EGF is a growth factor that stimulates cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR.  Discovered by Dr. Stanley Cohen in which he was awarded a Nobel Prize, EGF is used to treat burns in the skin as it helps to speed up the recovery process of the injury.  When used in skin care, it helps to reduce wrinkles and control their formation by generating new skin cells.

Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF):

KGF is one of the important growth factors for functions to cure the injury with its involvement in the adhesion, reproduction and spread between cells, while affecting the reproduction and differentiation of various cells as one of the bio-proteins to stimulate the growth of keratin cells, which play an important role of reproducing the skin.

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF):

VEGF is a signal protein produced by cells that stimulates vasculogenesis and angiogenesis.  It is part of the system that restores oxygen supply to tissues when blood circulation is inadequate. VEGF’s normal function is to create new blood vessels during embryonic development, new blood vessels after injury, muscle following exercise and new vessels (collateral circulation) to bypass blocked vessels.

Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor (aFGF):

aFGF is a single-chain polypeptide growth factor that plays a significant role in the process of wound healing and is a potent inducer of angiogenesis. aFGF binds to heparin, which potentiates its biological activity and protects it from proteolysis. The growth factor is an extremely potent inducer of DNA synthesis in a variety of cell types from mesoderm and neuroectoderm lineages, and also has chemotactic and mitogenic activities.

Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF):

bFGF refers to one of the growth factors found to delay cell aging, helps to cure injury, improve wrinkles and keep skin resilience by stimulating the synthesis of collagen and the generation of blood vessels.

 

Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1):

IGF-1 is a primary mediator of the effects of growth hormone.  Growth hormone is made in the anterior pituitary gland, is released in the blood stream, and then stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1.  IGF-1 then stimulates systemic body growth, and has growth-promoting effects on almost every cell in the body, especially skeletal muscle, cartilage, bone, liver, kidney, nerves, skin, hematopoietic cell and lungs.  In addition to the insulin-like effects, IGF-1 can also regulate cell growth and development, especially nerve cells, as well as cellular DNA synthesis.

In skin, it helps to improve wrinkles, increases the synthesis of collagen and elastin, influences fat burning on face and body, and decreasing specks in the skin.