|The skin can be irritated or injured by
laser resurfacing, chemicals, radiation, burns or other harmful exposure.
Clinical studies support the following treatments to prevent skin irritation
and accelerate healing at the cellular level.
Pure medical oxygen, in conjunction with vitamins and minerals, is
delivered onto the traumatized area through a hand-held nebulizer. This
enriched oxygen mixture stimulates cell growth. Topical Oxygen Therapy,
similar to burn unit treatments, is clinically unique as it promotes a
faster healing and recovery time. Through treatment, erythema, bruising and
infection can be significantly reduced. The result is an accelerated
recovery period and an increase in the suppleness, elasticity and hydration
of the skin. Oxygen therapy can be used on all skin types. Contraindications
are limited to patients with mineral allergies.
Lynn Cowie, founder of Eastbay Acne & Skin Care Clinic helped pioneer
post-operative oxygen treatment to reduce redness and accelerate healing.
We also offer this treatment at the clinic.
Topical Oxygen Creams
For decades, doctors and scientist alike had been trying without success
to stabilize oxygen, one of nature's greatest disinfectants, in an emulsion
form. The breakthrough came when Dr. Paul Herzog, a Nobel Institute
honorate, famous for his work in epidemiology, accomplished this task. It
was understood that this advance in technology could provide countless
benefits in the medical profession, because oxygen is safe, natural, and
highly effective at oxidizing and killing bacteria. It was only later that the powerful
skin care benefits oxygen could have were discovered. The result is the
patented, pharmaceutical quality Karin Herzog oxygen product line. Topical
Oxygen Creams provide a powerful oxygen delivery to the skin in a stabilized
form of hydrogen peroxide. Oxygen creams dramatically improve the integrity
of the skin by working to prevent free-radical formation, fight infection
and restore the skin's natural vitality. A variety of
Karin Herzog creams are available online at Eastbay Skin Care.
MSM - Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane
An organic sulfur that is water soluble, this nutrient is required by
the body to facilitate virtually every bodily process you can imagine, from
circulation to digestion, infection fighting to wound healing. Taking
supplemental MSM, and applying topical MSM creams can relieve pain and
inflammation, improve overall immunity, and bolster the body's ability to
heal itself wherever needed. It does this by producing glycosaminoglycans
such as chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate and Hyaluronic acid. These
sulfur-containing compounds are found in high concentration in connective
tissue, including joint cartilage, skin and collagen. MSM Vital Care Cream
by Life Plus is available at Eastbay Acne & Skin Care Clinic. Internal
Supplements can be found at your nearest health food store.
Recommended reading: "MSM: The Natural Pain Relief Remedy" by
Deborah Mitchell and Steven J. Bock, M.D.
Beta-1,3-D-glucan is a polysaccharide that consists of specifically
arranged glucose molecules. This ingredient activates macrophage cells, thus
promoting a more powerful immune system. Macrophages are the immune
cells that recognize, engulf, and destroy cells, organisms and substances
that don't belong to the body (bacteria; viruses; fungi; dead, mutated or
tumor cells etc) The Langerhans cells (skin macrophages) found in the
epidermal layer of the skin are key components in your skin's immune system.
These cells are responsible for protecting skin from foreign elements, as
well as promoting skin renewal and repairing the damage caused by
environmental elements. Beta-1,3-D-glucan has recently become available as a
dietary supplement and topical skin care formula. It is derived from the
cell walls of yeast and works by attaching to the beta-glucan receptor on
the surface of the macrophage cells. The wound healing ability of
beta-1,3-D-glucan has been firmly established. Studies indicate that Glucan
treated wounds have an accelerated formation of new tissue growth. Aside
from external uses, internal use and injectable application studies have
shown great effectiveness. Recommended reading: "Activate
your Immune System". This book can be found at the Vita Mill Nutrition
Center in Danville, CA.
Beta 1,3,D Glucan Sources:
|Immudyne Skin Care
and Nutritional Supplements
Jan Marini products are
also available online
Skin Research's "Transformation" product line represents breakthrough
technology that combines Beta Glucan and TGF (transforming growth
factor). Medical studies indicate unparalleled results in enhancing the
factors that are critical to healing as well as stimulating collagen and
elastin production. In addition to the benefits of TGF-Beta 1, these
formulations also contain NayadTM and Hyaluronic Acid, a
unique hydrating complex and a new delivery system pioneered by Jan
Marini Skin Research.
Jan Marini Skin Research products are also available online at
Eastbay Skin Care.
If you have any questions regarding this
information, please contact Eastbay Acne & Skin Care Clinic. If you have any
health conditions or skin problems, in which the immune system is
compromised, the recommended reading materials are an excellent source of
information on the subject. If you are currently taking medication or
undergoing any medical procedures, please consult your physician.