The epidermis (the outer portion of your skin) is composed of multiple layers of epidermal cells. These cells help maintain your skins internal temperature and prevent dehydration by providing a barrier against the external environment, the epidermis in turn protects your tissue.
Tonofilaments (microscopic fibers) run between individual cells and anchor them together. An extracellular surrounds each cell, and acts as glue, to keep the cells together. Over time these cells are shed through the body’s means of exfoliation. Acids within the chemical peel raise the acidity of the skin to a 3.8 pH level. Normally, skin has a pH of 5.5, but by changing the pH level the cells that form the “glue” between dead skin and healthy skin are chemically loosened. Therefore, exfoliation occurs as dead skin is removed to reveal healthy skin underneath. By speeding up this process, you restore a more youthful glow to the skin and help to eliminate signs of aging.
An On and Off Label Approach to Injectables
The most seasoned plastic surgeons and sought after injectors can attest to the importance of training and innovation.
As the aesthetics field continues to flourish, a good injector will be up-to-date with the latest on-label and off-label procedures, the newest fillers on the market, and proper protocols for handling an adverse reaction.
Luckily, there is a multitude of ways you can perfect your technique and learn from the best. In recent years, the idea of shadowing expert injectors has started to fade. Many physicians like myself offer in person, one on one shadowing to other injectors.
Is there an injector that you admire on Instagram or Youtube? Are you eager to learn a new off-label procedure that seems to be taking off? Reach out to the provider or visit their website to see if they offer any form of training! Even if they don't have it listed on their website, it doesn't hurt to ask.
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