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Copper Tripeptide-1 has been shown to play a role in stimulating the production of collagen, aid in wound healing and tissue remodeling. It also has Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti Microbial and Anti-Tumor Effects.

What is Copper Tripeptide-1

Copper Tripeptide-1 is naturally occurring in the body, it is composed of the amino acids Glycyl-histidyl-lysine, which spontaneously binds to copper, also known as GHK-CU. Copper Tripeptide-1 has many benefits within the human body, however levels decrease with age. Given the benefits that it has for renewing, repairing and protecting the skin, it makes sense that this would be used in cosmeceutical skin care products.

Anti-Aging

Copper Tripeptide-1 is used topically for anti-aging and firming of the skin. As we age our skin becomes progressively thinner, this is due in part to the declining production of collagen in the dermis and keratinocytes in the epidermis. As we age the skins ability to protect and repair itself also declines and this contributes to the degradation or breakdown of collagen. Copper Tripeptide-1 plays a role in stimulating collagen production and in the proliferation of keratinocytes. This is very promising for anti-aging skin care

Wound Healing and Tissue Remodeling

Copper Tripeptide-1 is seen to play a role in accelerating wound healing and improved tissue remodeling. Studies done on diabetic wounds, showed that wounds healed up to three times faster and had a lower incidence of infection, in the presence of Copper Tripeptide-1. This is relevant to anti-aging, because as we age the levels of GHK-CU decrease, which can affect the ability for skin to repair and renew it’s self. Further more, many of the treatments used to improve skin appearance, take advantage of the skins wound healing ability to increase the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The more effective the skins wound healing ability is, the more effective the treatment may be.

Anti-Tumor and Protective Ability

Radiation from sun exposure and cancer treatments have damaging effects on DNA and induce aging. Copper Tri-petide-1 (GHK-CU) helps to protect DNA from these damaging effects. Tumor cell lines died in the presence of Copper Tri-peptide, however healthy cell lines were protected. Skin fibroblasts, are “master cells” responsible for producing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Fibroblast exposed to radiation have been shown to restore their function when in the presence of (GHK-CU).

Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Microbial Effects

Intrinsic antioxidants, are antioxidants that the body makes, they can not be obtained with diet. With age, the production of these intrinsic antioxidants declines. Some of these intrinsic antioxidants are induced by Copper Tripeptide-1. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects during wound healing and tissue remodeling stages.

Skin Care Products with Copper Tripeptide-1

Topical products with Copper Tripeptide-1 may be useful for post procedure skin care to enhance results. They definitely look to be a promising as part of an anti-aging skin care regimen, especially when used with other power house products such as retinoids, anti-oxidants and most importantly broad spectrum sun protection.

Innovative Skin Care has added Copper Tripeptide-1 to many of their iS Clinical line of skin care products, including the most recent “Youth Serum” which is quickly becoming an A-list favorite. It is also found in Super Serum Advance +, Reparative Moisture Emulsion, Youth Intensive Cream, Youth Complex and Youth Eye Complex.

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Read MoreSeptember 24, 2015 5:09 pm - Posted by Kristy

Youth Serum by iS Clinical
A serum that claims to give you the “best of both worlds”, how perfect is that?! Youth Serum is designed to provide an instant smoothing and tightening effect, and long term wrinkle reduction (via collagen production). Could this Youth Serum be the fountain of youth we are all searching for?

I think expecting any single skin care product to be “THE” fountain of youth, may just be setting you up for disappointment. I believe that the fountain of youth is a full comprehensive approach to anti-aging, which would include skin care products along with aesthetic treatments, healthy lifestyle, diet, excersise and what ever fits your personal beliefs towards a healthy mind and spirit. With that said, I think it is fair to say that Youth Serum is one of those things that will add to our fountain youth.

This serum is appropriate for all skin types, espesially when anti-aging is a concern. As someone who works in medical esthetics, I am very interested in the role this product plays in wound healing, tissue remodeling as well as it’s anti-tumor effect and ability to protect DNA from the damaging effects of radiation. I think this product would be very beneficial for those with thin or impaired skin that may have reduced wound healing ability due to medical conditions or treatments.

[The Top 5 IS Clinical Skin Products We Love!]

This serum uses intelligent proteins that target damaged sites, strengthen dermal structure, to smooth fine lines and firm skin. YOUTH SERUM’s safe, bio-identical growth factors gradually rebuild lost collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles long-term. The patented Extremozyme® technology, combined with a powerful blend of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E, and centella asiatica, encourage cellular health, provide UV photoprotection, and prevent environmental damage. The result is a more youthful, vibrant, and resilient complexion.

Benefits

• Clinically proven to increase collagen synthesis
• Contains safe growth factors that shield skin from cancer development, improve skin firmness and elasticity
• Helps prevent DNA damage (Extremozyme technology)
• Excellent for use under makeup
• Paraben-free

Key Ingrediants

Copper Tripeptide-1 Growth Factor – Copper Tripeptide-1 sequence is found naturally in your bodies collagen, and it stimulates the synthesis of new collagen. This is a bioidentical growth factor, which means that your body recognizes it and it can be put to use immediately. This growth factor has been shown to prevent tumors, helping to protect skin from cancer development. It stimulates collagen production, which restores the skin’s structure and smoothes wrinkles over time.

Extremozymes – Think of them like “extreme” enzymes, these enzymes are harvested organisms that are able to withstand extreme conditions.These enzymes work to nuture skin and prevent free radical damage with powerful antioxidants. Clinically proven to repair and protect fragile proteins and DNA components.

Intelligent Peptides & Proteins – Primarily pseudoaltermonas ferment extract, which is a glycoprotien from the Antarctic Sea. Clinically proven to adhear to damaged sites, providing targeted regeneration.

Active Algae Extracts – A potent intertidal seaweed extract, that is a rich source of a rare amino acid found only in collagen – which triggers the epidermis to repair collagen loss.

Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, & Madecassic Acid Sourced from Centella Asiatica – Efficacious antioxidants that stimulate collagen synthesis and improve microcirculation, capillary flow and vascular tone, to promote wound healing and reduction of scar tissue.

Vitamin A, C & E Blend – Powerful vitamin antioxidant blend.

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Read MoreFebruary 26, 2015 12:22 am - Posted by Kristy

IS Clinical is one of my favorite skin care lines and that is saying a lot. Anybody who knows me will tell you that I am a very hard sale. It takes a lot to impress me. I am not interested in perfumes, fancy packaging or gimicks. There are so many skin care products on the market, making a wise choice can be a challenge even for skin profesionals. It seems like every week there is another represenative from some skin care company trying to get us to sell their products. Although most of these products are not bad, I only want the best for my clients. When IS Clinical first came out, their rep came to the office I was working in at the time and I almost sent her away. Luckily, she caught my attention with Active Serum. An amazing serum that is packed full of high quality active ingrediants. Active Serum is one of my favorite skin products of all time, and every one else loves it too. This summer I started using White Lightning from IS Clinical and I LOVE IT! IS Clinical has several great products, but I want to share our top five favorites.

Active Serum
Active Serum is defiantly a must have! This product is appropriate for most skin types and can be incorporated into just about any skin care program. Active serum is perfect for treating acne, hyper pigmentation and anti-aging. The ingredients are designed to exfoliate the skin with out any dryness or peeling. If you don’t have this, GET IT!
Ingredients: Sugar Cane Extract (a source of Glycolic Acid), Bilberry Extract (a source of Lactic Acid), Willow Bark Extract (a source of Salicylic Acid), Arbutin, Mushroom Extract (a source of Kojic Acid), Menthol.

White Lightening
This formula is designed with lightening agents that work to reduce hyper pigmentation and brighten skin. They also added powerful antioxidant and moisturizers. White Lightening also comes in a serum that contains exfoliating agents. White lightening can be used to enhance the effects of hydroquinone products like Obagi Clear or used as an alternative when hydroquinone is not appropriate.

Pro-Heal Serum Advance+
Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ is a topical vitamin healing formula featuring L-Ascorbic acid 15% , Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and olive leaf extract. It is ideal for most skin types including rosacea and acne. Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ reduces inflammation and can also be used to sooth contact dermatitis, insect bites and sunburns.

Youth Eye Complex
This eye cream has a lot to offer. Mild exfoliating agents to stimulate skin cell turn over, growth factors and antioxidants. The top ingredient in this powerful eye cream is Hyaluronic Acid which binds to water for hydration and helps to plump wrinkles.
[ Read more about youth complex products]

Cleansing Complex
An extremely versatile cleanser, appropriate for all skin types. It is gentle enough for sensitive or rosacea skin and powerful enough for oily and acne prone skin. Cleansing Complex contains Sugar Cane Extract (a source of Glycolic Acid), Willow Bark Extract (a source of Salicylic Acid), Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinol (Vitamin A) and Chamomile. I also love that Cleansing Complex doesn’t have any sulfates. The only thing that could make this cleanser better is a Clarisonic Cleansing Brush.

We also love the Is Clinical Innovative Facial also known as the Red Carpet facial or the Fire and Ice facial!

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Read MoreOctober 13, 2011 3:36 pm - Posted by Kristy

girl with freckles

There are many people that have embraced their freckles and love them, while others would prefer spotless skin.

Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin, ranging in color from red, tan and brown. Some people have a genetic tendency to develop freckles, however sun exposure is the main cause of freckles. Freckles generally appear on sun-exposed areas, and will appear darker or more prominent after sun exposure. Ephelides is a freckle which is flat, light brown or red, and fades when protected from UV light. Ephelides are more common in those with light complexions. Liver spots (also known as sun spots and Lentigines) are freckles that develop after years of sun exposure, and are more prominent with age.

If You Want To Remove Freckles

The best way to remove freckles is to have a series of photofacial treatments, combined with bleaching creams containing 4% hydroquinone and tretinoin (Retin-A). A good UVA/UVB sunblock is also recommended, because UV exposure will make freckles more prominent.

Photafacial (Fotofacial) uses IPL (Intense Pulse Light) to treat skin discoloration, redness and broken capillaries. There generally isn’t any down time associated with IPL treatments, however pigmented spots will appear darker temporarily. After a photofacial any freckles or pigmented lesions will darken up and flake off. It can take up to two weeks for spots to flake off. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the skin condition.

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Photofacial / IPL Treatments

If You Like Your Freckles

If you are not concerned with removing freckles you can use lightening and brightening products. These products brighten the skin without removing freckles. Freckles will fade slightly, but will not go away.

Obagi C rx
OBAGI C-RX System
If you love your freckles, you may want to skip the Therapy Night Cream from this system. The Therapy Night cream has a 4% hydroquinone, which will further fade freckles and pigmentation. The Clarifying Serum also has a 4% hydroquinone, however this C- serum is only used in the morning and is not enough to eliminate freckles. The Clarifying Serum is great for anyone that wants brighten their skin tone, and still keep their freckles.
is clinical white lightening

iS Clinical White Lightening Complex
Brightens and lightens skin with beneficial moisturizing properties. Utilizing an innovative blend of proprietary lightening ingredients and pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, this high performance formula exfoliates, reduces inflammation, and provides strong antioxidant protection.
White Lightening Complex will brighten the skin, and freckles will fade, but not go away completely.

Prevent Freckles

To prevent freckles, you need to use a good sunblock. I recommend a UVA/ UVB sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher. I also recommend sunblocks with Zinc, because it is a broad band physical block. SPF only measure UVB protection, and even if a product is labeled to have UVA protection, it may not protect from the full UVA spectrum. Topical Vitamin C ( L- ascorbic acid) can also help prevent sun damage because it neutralizes UV radiation.

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Read MoreNovember 16, 2010 11:25 am - Posted by Kristy

Hollywood Secret

Anti Aging – Anti Acneic – Brighten / Active Serum, fans are said to include Halle Berry and Charlezie Theron

Active Serum is in the top 5 of my favorite skin products, and I have tried a lot of products!
I’m not alone, all of the Estheticians I know love it and I can’t remember ever having a client say they didn’t like it.

I will sometimes incorperate Active Serum into my Obagi Protocol by mixing it with Exfoderm, or put it directly on my skin before tretinoin ( Retin-A). If I am not using Retin-A, I use Active Serum AM and PM before other creams.

Originally designed as an anti- acne formula, this product contains a combination of ingredients that target other concerns such as aging and pigmentation. Active Serum is appropriate for most skin types and can be incorporated into other skin regimens. Although is Clinical Active serum contains active exfoliates it will not cause skin peeling.

Active serum is applied in the evening after cleansing, and before any creams. Active Serum is contraindicated after chemical peels and many laser treatments, it may also cause irritation when used with some acne products. Be sure to consult with your Esthetician before using this product.

Active Ingredients and Benefits

Glycolic Acid 8.0% – Excellerates natural exfoliation processes, unclogs pores.

Lactic Acid 2.0% – Moisturizing and light exfoliation

Salicylic Acid 0.4% – Exfoliation, reduce sebum (oil) blockage,
anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial

Arbutin 1.0% – Lightens irregular pigmentation

Kojic Acid 0.5% – Lightens irregular pigmentation, some antibacterial effects

Menthol 0.5% – Antibacterial, antiviral action and cooling

Specifications

You can find is Clinical Products at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.


Shapiro Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421-1701
www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com

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Read MoreSeptember 3, 2010 11:54 am - Posted by Kristy

iS CLINICAL Youth Complex

This breakthrough anti-wrinkle formula is a powerful, unique blend of potent antioxidants, innovative natural hydrators. This product contains hyalauronic acid and copper tripeptide growth factor HGF. Youth Complex is designed to rapidly plump fine lines and wrinkles, promotes controlled exfoliation and is clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.


iS CLINICAL Youth Eye Complex

A proprietary blend of antioxidant rich vitamins and botanicals including Vitamins A, C, E, B5, K and Centella Asiatica contribute to cellular integrity. Benefits include collagen synthesis and overall improved cellular (and skin) health. Youth Eye Complex is designed to lighten dark circles, reduce under eye puffiness, smooth and hydrate the delicate skin around the eye.




You can pick up iS CLINICAL products, including Youth Complex and Youth Eye Complex at
Shapiro Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic. They are located in Paradise Valley on Scottsdale Rd. and Jackrabbit.
www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com (480) 421-1701


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Read MoreJuly 29, 2010 9:50 pm - Posted by Kristy