The recent buzz in skin care technology, stem cells cannot only potentially fight some diseases, but when applied topically could possibly reduce wrinkles. They have found that stem cells can increase collagen and elastin production, reducing wrinkles and giving the skin that needed elasticity. Stem cells have been previously and successfully used in injection treatments to treat wrinkles. But some doctors such as Dr John Gearhart, director of stem cell research at the John Hopkins Medical School, are skeptical about its true application as a topical solution. Stem cells are naturally occurring not only in the umbilical cord at birth, but in the deepest layers of the skin, producing regeneration. The question is simply if a topical solution could actually penetrate the skin to the deeper levels or even get past the pores in the first place.
But skepticism aside, numerous reports are pouring in about products claiming to use Stem Cell Technology. Some of the products which are likely to cost you around $20 often don’t use the real thing and use the marketing only as hype. Likewise, people are complaining that they only got what they paid for and not the amazing deal they were expecting. But those who are spending the money to get something great are in some cases coming through. Consumers are reporting a different feel to their skin, significant wrinkle reduction in their first 2 weeks alone, and various other benefits.
This is not surprising considering stem cells’ natural presence within the skin. It is the factor that is mainly responsible for producing the undamaged and new cells. In short, if stem cells were to be undermined, they may stop producing cells all together or produce cancer cells. But when introduced into the skin in their purest form, they can rejuvenate and renew dying skin cells as well as sloughing off the old ones to give you something new.
Like any other innovative technology and element, there are always imitators who don’t really use what they say or not much of it. But there is at least one, known as Dermavexin, that we’ve seen which seems to properly utilize this technology to its best possible advantage.