Think of your skin as a real estate investment – there is only so much square footage and investment you want to protect and keep beautiful, or at the very least -- maintain. When broken old collagen begins to cluster beneath your skin’s surface it hinders new collagen growth. It is time to move that old collagen out from the limited space beneath your skin. Here is another way to think about it -- your skin is like a garden. You have to remove the weeds before you can plant the seeds.
As we move through life our collagen fibers break and fragment. These broken fibers create clumps under the skin that block the growth of new collagen and elastin and minimize the effect of all of your topical products. Alastin products are armed with patented TriHex technology to:
Release enzymes to remove aged collagen and elastin and facilitate the skins’ natural rejuvenation process;
Help the skin rebuild healthy collagen and elastin and restore optimal skin; and
With daily use, help replenish new, healthy collagen and elastin and continue to clear damaged fragments.
Let’s get technical. Cells called fibroblasts are responsible for reproducing collagen in your skin. They use healthy collagen fibers to move around – like a train on tracks – and continue their work of reproducing collagen. If the collagen fibers – or tracks - are broken the fibroblasts cannot move around and thus are stuck and unable to reproduce new collagen. This is another way of saying as we age our bodies become less efficient at removing hopelessly broken collagen and elastin beneath our skin’s surface. The body cannot keep up with clearing out all of the broken and fragmented collagen. Let’s face the facts, the skin can only do so much with the real estate it has to work with. It needs room for hardworking enzymes to do their work. Isn’t it high time you removed that old, broken collagen and elastin that is clogging up the works? And, don’t forget about fat loss in the face that sadly contributes to decreased structural support for the skin (think sagging skin worsened by the loss of collagen and elastin). The loss of this fatty layer contributes to hollowing and increased wrinkles. What happens when that collagen is removed and new collagen and elastin grow? There is more room for new collagen and elastin. The skin begins to beautifully plump, minimizing the signs of lines and wrinkles. So why Alastin? No other skincare line has TriHex Technology – Alastin’s patented technology.
Alastin has the medical studies to prove their claims. Alastin products like Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar (a fan favorite with a cult following) for example, have been heavily tested. Studies show the tested skin changed after just 3 weeks of use of Alastin’s nectar. Old fragmented collagen, was removed and regenerated and new elastin produced. 8 weeks out even more elastin was regenerated as there was a deeper penetration into the dermis. It just keeps on working and working. There is no plateau effect.
Studies have also shown patients who use Alastin products pre- and post-procedure experienced enhanced results along with less stinging, burning and irritation during their recovery. By day-7 post-procedure studies demonstrated an amazing difference between patients who used Alastin products to support healing over those who opted for a product like Aquaphor. Alastin products are also proven to help shorten procedure downtime and optimize procedure outcomes. Studies show patients who use Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar two weeks before their procedure see optimal results. During this two-week period Alastin’s TriHex Technology is hard at work clearing out old collagen to make way for the new collagen and elastin stimulated both by the Alastin product and the procedure. Alastin’s nectar also helps minimize inflammation and redness. Prolonged inflammation leads to discomfort and delays in wound healing and the regeneration of new collagen.
For the best results Alastin recommends using the full regimen of products described below twice
daily, with sunscreen morning only. First cleanse with Alastin’s Gentle Cleanser, then tone, then use
your prescription products. Next comes the rest of the Alastin line – first use the Restorative Skin
Complex followed by Alastin’s Moisturizer, Restorative Eye Treatment, Restorative Neck Treatment,
Renewal Retinol and finally the tinted SPF.