What is the science behind Dr. Levy Skin Care treatment?
REJUVENATE TIRED STEM CELLS
What’s behind skin aging? Worn-out, tired stem cells. That’s one of the scientifically proven causes of chronological aging. With time, stem cells in both the epidermis and the dermis weaken, there are fewer collagen and elastin fibers and decreased amounts of hyaluronic acid. As a result, skin becomes dry, thinner, less plump. And wrinkles start to appear.
BOOSTING STEM CELLS’ ACTIVITY IS THE SECRET TO YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN
“You might not remember how your skin was 20 years ago, but your stem cells certainly do.”
Cells are like a time machine: they not only remember their youth, but that can actually go back in time. The potential is in your cells, all they need is a gentle wake-up call.
This is what French scientists successfully proved in 2011, when they turned age-worn skin cells in people over 90 – including a centenarian – into rejuvenated stem cells indistinguishable from those in embryos. Not only did they prove that aging is reversible, but they demonstrated that the key to turn back time was already present within our own cells.
For decades, skin specialists have considered dermal stem cells to be the holy grail to stop – and reverse – skin aging. This is because dermal stem cells are the mother cells of fibroblasts, the skin’s natural factory of those essential anti-wrinkle fighters: collagen & elastin.
Yet, treating dermal stem cells remained a dream until 2009 when their “reservoirs” were finally discovered by a team of Canadian scientists (Cells Stem Cells, Dec 2009).
With this discovery, Dr. Phillip Levy knew he now had at his reach the tools necessary to revolutionize anti-aging skin treatments, the same way Botox® and pain-free hyaluronic acid transformed aesthetic medicine.