Twenty years ago, women came into the office seeking for rejuvenating treatments. Today, their concern is how to look more rested. As early as their thirties, almost a third of female patients complain about their dull skin and tired-looking face. They are disappointed to see that this look doesn’t improve even after a good night’s sleep.
The problem is that they often live a hectic life, and when the body has drawn too much energy, it causes several visible symptoms: dull complexion, deep dark circles, sagging skin around the eyes, sagging tissues, contracted muscles – like the lion’ wrinkles on the forehead, the mouth folds – and all this makes a person look ten years older.
There’s a real change in the metabolism hiding behind these external signs of skin fatigue.
An exhausted body generates a large amount of ”waste” that prevents the skin from recovering. When the body is overworked or stressed, not only does the melatonin level (powerful antioxidant and universal cell repairer) drop, but the cortisol level (which is a collagen destroyer) goes up. And that’s not all. Glycation, which is responsible for the stiffening of the skin fibers, causing wrinkles, accelerates. At the same time, the proteasome, the cell scavenger responsible for cleaning the damaged proteins, is overwhelmed.
Acting on the skin brightness alone is not enough, we have to treat all signs of fatigue and strengthen the cellular regeneration mechanisms that are at work at night.
This is the aim of the “regeneration” protocol that we discuss with our patients.