Ever wished that you could get back the skin that you had when you were a baby? Children have skin that is sensitive but resilient, so even small wounds heal relatively quicker. As you become older, your skin becomes less resilient. Less resilient skin will recover from damage less quickly, and redness, dryness and sensitivity issues are not easily resolved. It's unfair to blame aging for all your skin problems, because a lot of it has to do with how you take care of your skin as well.
Dermatologists have found that moisturizing is the most effective solution for sensitive skin caused by lack of skin resilience. If your problems are severe, it's important to calm the skin first and restore the skin barrier. After the pH levels on the skin surface are balanced, you can strive for the extra-glowy skin that you see on celebrities.
Today, the head dermatologists at Grace Skin Clinic in Korea, Dr. Choi Seung Hye and Dr. Lee Hye Ri will be introducing us to this Korean celebrities' secret procedure called the Baby Face Cell Therapy, as well as explaining the science behind microneedling and growth factors.
Introducing the Baby Face Cell Therapy
Baby Face Cell Therapy is suitable for all types of skin, whether you are trying to restore health to your damaged skin, or just need an extra boost on top of a healthy skincare routine. This procedure focuses on penetrating the skin directly and supplying it with Baby Injection Ampoule (more on that later!). It stimulates collagen production which increases elasticity of any sagging skin, and delivers the nutrients that are important for skin regeneration directly into your skin. After the procedure, the outermost layer (stratum corneum) of the skin is naturally removed, and you can see great effects on skin improvement. Baby Face Cell Therapy can be applied using Microneedle Therapy System (MTS) or injected directly into the skin. In this article, we'll be discussing the MTS option.
What is MTS?
Microneedle Therapy System, or MTS for short, stimulates the inner environment of the skin without opening it up. It uses the skin's own regenerative abilities to slow down aging by inducing collagen which help the skin to heal naturally. It has excellent effects on removing wrinkles, promoting recovery of scars, and improving skin elasticity and pigmentation.
How does MTS work?
MTS creates tens of thousands of microscopic holes, which allow any nutrients you put on the skin to penetrate the skin directly. It helps the skin tissue absorb products and regenerate better.
In general, the permeability of active ingredients through the outermost layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) is only about 0.3%, which is very low. Developed after much effort to overcome this, MTS has created a new transport route (transcellular route) that directly penetrates the epidermis and dermis using a micro needle to maximize skin permeability of the active ingredients, and has established a new drug delivery system with amazing effects.
MTS is a safe procedure with almost no side effects, instead, it has anti-aging benefits such as an 8% increase in skin thickness. It has its own system to induce collagen production, and avoids damage to the epidermis by creating an amazing natural healing effect on the dermis.
The Science Behind Growth Factors
Growth factor is a type of protein that is naturally produced within the body. Combined with the receptor of growth factor cells, it serves to promote the growth, proliferation, and differentiation of cells. Skin-related growth factors are known to be involved in the production of skin cells, collagen, and elastin. Some representative examples of growth factors are EGF, KGF, FGF and more. Growth factors differ from general antioxidants in that they fundamentally improve overall skin problems along with aging. The field of growth factors is one of the latest technology, and it has not been long since research in this field began. Growth factors are actively studied in cell therapy along with stem cells.
Cells have life cycles that lead to constant regeneration, growth, differentiation, and extinction. Growth factors are what cells need to create and differentiate. In other words, when cells are created and differentiated, they pull the growth factor from the receptor in the cell as if it were gravity. As such, growth factors have a mechanism to transmit signals to living cells and are in good activity, so they can expect to function properly.
If all this information is too complicated and difficult to understand, don't worry! All you need to know is that growth factors are important parts that help your cells to regenerate.
Baby Injection Ampoule
Baby Injection Ampoule is a nickname for a growth factor ampoule that improves your skin to a clear, elastic, baby-like skin. It is an anti-aging injection that prevents skin aging and restores youth by injecting growth factors directly into the face. The injection consists of stem cell culture fluid, multiple growth factors and other useful nutrients like hyaluronic acid to make the skin moist and elastic from the inside. The treatment is also suitable for thin and sensitive skin.
Effects of the Baby Injection Ampoule:
- Excellent skin regeneration (especially after laser treatment)
- Fades scars
- Whitening effect
- Wrinkle improvement
- Pore improvement
- Moisturized and elastic skin
- Strengthens skin barrier
- Smoother and clearer skin texture
- Restores irritated skin quickly
Frequently Asked Questions About The Treatment
1. When do I start seeing post-treatment effects? How many episodes do you recommend?
It is recommend to get the treatment three times for the maximum results, but it is possible to see results with just one treatment. The results will look the best 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. If you are planning to get the treatment before an important event, you should get it 1 to 2 weeks before the event, as opposed to right before.
2. How many days do I have to stay in Korea for this procedure?
There is no need to revisit the clinic, so it is possible to leave Korea even on the day of the procedure. This procedure is one of those with low downtime. Depending on the individual, the redness can usually last 2 to 3 days after the procedure, but it can be easily covered with makeup. You may also have some fine dead skin shedding, which can last up to 7 days, so it is important to keep the skin hydrated. Using cosmetics with high moisture content is also recommended. If your skin is very thin, bruises can sometimes occur, but recovery is much faster than other injection procedures. For repeat treatments, you need a 2 to 3 week interval between each treatment because you need time for the skin to recover.
3. How long will the post-treatment effect last?
The effect of a single treatment lasts 1 to 2 months, and if you get up to 3 treatments, the effect can be maintained for more than 6 months, depending on the individual. It is important to note that as with all procedures, there are individual differences in the effectiveness and downtime.
If you are interested in getting the Baby Face Cell Therapy, you can check out our program here.
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