It is miraculous how the body works and it all goes according to plan….except maybe not so great or fast as we age For people suffering severe health conditions like diabetes, wound healing takes far longer and consequently could result in amputation of limbs or loss of other organ tissue.
Medically, there is research that is trying to speed up the wound healing process for such severe medical conditions, and it involves the mimicking of our natural growth factors – in this case the bFGF (basic Fibroblast Growth Factor). The fibroblast cells are critical to the repair and replication process that happens in each the body. If you are interested in the scientific article, you can read it here.
In the meantime, there are topical solutions for anti aging and wound healing in the skin.
Enabling faster skin repair leads to younger looking and acting skin. Anti aging skin care will therefor also need to stimulate your immune system. For repairing the skin, the growth factors and repair mechanisms are part of the immune system, so while the immune system is ‘securing’ the site and eliminating bacteria and microbial activity, the growth factors start rebuilding and repairing. Keeping your immune system healthy and active is a good thing to do as we age.
Topically we can stimulate the process by using small fragments of yeast proteins, called ‘Oligopeptides’. This can be used to repair and strengthen the skin after an acne breakout, a rosacea flareup, a scape or accidental cut, irritation from an allergic reaction or ‘dermatitis’, or even serious surgery. An ideal product for performing this task is aloCell Gel by Dr Gimmelsberger. For aging skin, this is the kind of stimulation it needs in order to repair well and look great….
Because a topical gel like this stimulates the growth factors in the skin, it therefore also stimulates collagen and elastin growth that will make aging skin look younger, stronger, and more vibrant.
Another important anti aging product is Hydrate + Serum from Sensitive Skin Clinic. The hyaluronic in it helps bind water (essential in any cell) plus the biosaccharide-2 which reduces inflammatory conditions in the skin and increases the release of Beta Endorphins. Another way to naturally help your skin look and act more like the way you feel….
Helping aging skin act more youthfully, will make it appear more youthful.
You may want to check out my other blog entries concerning this topic of wound healing… suggested home care for post surgery wounds and scars, as well as healing the skin after tattoo removal.
The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.