The Amazing Benefits of Peptides

Like a Fine Wine

Advertisements on tv, social media, magazines……We grumble under our breath about all the “new things”, but then we look in the mirror. We see ourselves with the smooth, beautiful skin of our youth and realize, with a jolt, that our faces don’t exactly reflect that anymore. As we look slightly closer, there is a wrinkle or two here and just a bit of sagging there. We are ourselves, just a slightly more well-seasoned version. Although we’ve aged like a fine wine, we’d prefer to look in the mirror and actually see a smoother, younger us.  In true TikTok style, we cry, “What options will work for me?” It’s here, through the benefits of dermatologic care,  that we can take advantage of peptide technology and, once again, love the skin we see in our reflections.

What are Peptides?

In short, our bodies make peptides. Peptides are small chains of amino acids. Amino acids make up proteins in our bodies. Without proteins, our bodies can’t function. Proteins are involved in autonomic processes like:

  • Immune function
  • Cell regeneration
  • Hormonal balance
  • Digestion

Some peptides with which you may be familiar are:

  • Elastin
  • Collagen
  • Keratin

These peptides are beneficial to skin and hair, and often used in skin and hair care products, but they are far from a complete list of peptides.

How do Peptides Work in Anti-Aging Skin Care?

Anti-aging products that include peptides are a game changer in anti-aging skin care. Products that include peptides can stimulate collagen and elastin, which make the skin look firmer. Other benefits from the myriad of peptides available in anti-aging skin care include those which:

  • Have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Help decrease wrinkles
  • Protect and augment the skin barrier
  • Increase hydration in the skin
  • Help with hyperpigmentation
  • Aid in healing for damaged skin
  • Promote elasticity in the skin
  • Make the skin appear plumper
  • May help reduce scarring from acne

Peptides are available in various forms, including serums, creams, and even injections. While injections can be very effective, they are more likely to cause an allergic reaction than serums or creams.

There can be some side effects with peptide treatments, including skin rash and sensitivity, so it’s important to collaborate with a knowledgeable dermatology provider to ensure that the cosmeceuticals you are using contain high-quality products provided by an experienced, informed practitioner.

How The Derm NP Can Help

The Derm NP is a unique dermatology practice that provides online dermatology consultations. Laura Collins, APRN, ANP-BC, DCNP, ACTTP, the provider at The Derm NP, provides exceptional dermatological care. Her vast experience and enthusiasm for the dermatology field means that you are receiving expert care by a practitioner who loves her specialty and continuously seeks educational opportunities to provide her patients with the most innovative treatments possible.

We provide care for non-urgent dermatological conditions via telehealth visits, through which we strive to provide top-notch care that considers your schedule. Contact us at (630) 233-9767 or for an appointment to help you look your very best.

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Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.

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