Advanced Cosmeceuticals delivers leading skincare solutions, an essential first step in any anti-ageing regimen.

Embracing science-based skincare in your clinic can improve outcomes for both your patients and your bottom line. Quality cosmeceuticals attracts new patients and also increases customer loyalty, but truly efficacious products can also be used to augment the results of other procedures, for example laser treatments and surgical procedures.

There’s a clear shift in the industry towards the increased use of, and belief in, quality cosmeceuticals. Recent meetings in the plastic and cosmetic surgery arenas, including the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Non-Surgical Symposium and Cosmetex conferences, featured presentations from leading practitioners on using cosmeceuticals, as well as in- depth discussions on the potential of recently discovered and developed cosmeceutical ingredients.

Advanced Cosmeceuticals is a one-stop-shop for quality cosmeceuticals. They distribute products in Australia that can be used in conjunction with surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help enhance and sustain results.

DNA Repair in action

DNA Renewal, distributed in Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, is a cosmeceutical line developed by former President of the American Academy of Dermatology Dr Ronald Moy.

The skincare was originally formulated as a treatment to reverse pre-cancers in patients with severely sun-damaged skin. It uses three powerful DNA repair enzymes, derived from marine and botanical sources, alongside barley-derived Growth Factors (GF) to deliver an anti-ageing skincare solution.

The line is revolutionary in several aspects. It is the first physician formulated and approved, bio- advanced skin ageing protocol to combine DNA repair enzymes with plant-based growth factors. It is the only product line to offer the stable and potent plant-based barley- derived growth factors, providing the skin with consistent performance actives that deliver proven results.

“By replenishing those DNA repair enzymes that have been compromised by our environment and bad habits, DNA Renewal is clinically proven to decrease wrinkles and pore size, as well as lift and tighten the skin around the eyes and lower face,” Dr Moy explains.

Maximum results can be seen in two to three months of regular use, but many patients report improvements to the skin’s texture within weeks.

Cosmeceuticals and laser treatments

Recently at the Non-surgical Symposium by the Australasian Academy of Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, esteemed and reputable doctors including Dr Hema Sundaram, Dr Greg Goodman and Dr Vic Narurkar spoke on the benefits of cosmeceuticals, as well as their use alongside fractional laser treatments.

Advancements in ingredient action and delivery has led to unprecedented results and possibilities in combining cosmeceuticals with laser therapy.

For example, C E Ferulic Acid by SkinCeuticals, distributed in Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, has been formulated specifically for post- laser care, to improve both the effectiveness and durability of results. It is a topical anti-ageing treatment containing L-Ascorbic Acid, Alpha tocopherol and Ferulic Acid.

Studies have shown the application of C E Ferulic immediately after laser treatments helps reduce markers of inflammation and stimulates healing. The average duration of side effects, including erythema, edema and heat sensation resolved two days earlier with C E Ferulic, compared to when the laser was used alone.

Making skincare recommendations

Cosmeceuticals and cosmetic treatments go hand-in-hand.

Skin complaints are often the reason patients seek out cosmetic intervention, and cosmeceuticals can act as an adjunctive or stand- alone solution to many of these skin concerns.

Stocking quality cosmeceuticals in-clinic can provide an opportunity to educate patients on skin health, and will often become the first step to a more comprehensive, integrated anti-ageing regimen. AMP

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What’s new in Cosmeceuticals?

Vivian Bucay is a leading US dermatologist and this year she spoke at Cosmetex on cosmeceutical ingredients currently on her radar. DNA repair enzymes and growth factors made the list.

The objective behind DNA repair enzymes is to intensify the skin’s ability to repair and defend cellular DNA, while stimulating the elimination of damaged DNA. This stimulates anti-ageing and can help reverse the effects of sun-damage.

One study, published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (2010), found there was a reduced number of actinic keratoses with topical application of DNA repair enzyme creams.

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