Sunday, June 13, 2021

ARGIRELINE FOR BRUXISM THERAPY AND FACIAL SLIMMING

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is grinding and clenching of the teeth, associated with unconscious contractions of the temporal and masseter muscles; it may occur either while awake or during sleep. Bruxism is often an underdiagnosed condition that leads to dental problems, but also to pain in teeth, jaw, temporomandibular joint and neck, headaches and, potentially, to tooth loss. Some of the persons suffering from bruxism develop masseter hypertrophy, the jawlines become excessively prominent and the facial shape is square.

The causes of bruxism are not known, but it is thought stress and anxiety may cause tension in the jaw and that antidepressants may also be a trigger.

There are two main types of bruxism: the first -  occurs during sleep (sleep bruxism) and the second occurs during wakefulness (awake bruxism).

 


Awake bruxism has different causes from sleep bruxism and is more common in females, whereas males and females are affected in equal proportions by sleep bruxism. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing (sleep apnea).

To treat this condition, a few injections of BOTOX® are administered into the main muscle responsible for grinding, the masseter muscle. BOTOX® effectively weakens this muscle but does not affect eating, chewing or talking.

 


My substance of choice for treating bruxism or teeth grinding is ARGIRELINE,

the perfect BOTOX alternative, with a mild , non-toxic muscle relaxant effect.

Like BOTOX® injections for teeth grinding, Argireline also has an aesthetic benefit. In some cases, teeth grinding over time may cause hypertrophy or enlargement of the masseter muscle (chewing muscle). This may result in an enlarged, square jawline.

In these patients, ARGIRELINE may serve to reduce the appearance of the muscle, creating a narrower, more youthful “V-shaped” and feminine jawline.

In addition to smoothing wrinkles, ARGIRELINE can be used to slim and contour the face. This is achieved by targeting the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw. The procedure is referred to as masseter reduction.

It should be noted that the patients treated for teeth grinding also report a   

  significant decrease in their general stress level.

  The duration of the effects is generally 3-4 months, so in order to benefit from

  the positive results, the treatment must be repeated. This should not be a concern 

-        ARGIRELINE is also a cost effective alternative to BOTOX.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

INSTITUTE BCN - New Product Line

 

Institute BCN has developed BCN PREBIOTICS, an innovative range suitable for all skin types and formulated with a combination of intensely moisturising, antioxidant and anti-aging ingredients, as well as with prebiotics that that act as super foods, favoring the growth of beneficial microorganisms that are found naturally on the skin, thus reducing the possibility of the proliferation of harmful or pathogenic bacteria.
BCN PREBIOTICS line helps to restore the skin microbiota after aggressive medical aesthetic procedures such as laser therapy and hair removal, chemical peelings (AHAs and TCA), resurfacing or dermabrasion, as well as to protect it from external environmental factors (pollution, solar radiation and Blue Light, emitted by electronic devices). The line consists of BCN SHIELD prebiotic daily cream, BCN BALANCE prebiotic serum, BCN INTENSE REPAIR, BCN SCRUB for face & body with triple action (physical, chemical and biological).
 





Saturday, April 17, 2021

INSTITUTE BCN - WEBINARE

 

Aktuelles für meine deutschsprechenden Followers:
 
 

 
Wir, bei Institute BCN Vertrieb Deutschland, planen eine Webinare- Serie, die alle Themen der Mesotherapie - Anwendungsgebiete, Produkte, Injektionstechniken, usw. - umfassen wird.  


Sie werden Neuigkeiten auf dem Gebiet der Mesotherapie erfahren, Sie werden Antworten zu Ihren Fragen erhalten und viel mehr!
Bleiben Sie dran für weitere Informationen!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

GRACEFUL AGING

                                                        


          Preventing is always much easier than treating, weather it concerns our skin

          or our overall health.

          Still, there are two categories of people: those who take care of their body

          starting with a very young age and the other group – people who take action

          only then, when they observe something is not right or something they don’t

          like. That means that sun spots, dry and sagging skin, dark eye circles, large

          pores, wrinkles and expression lines are all complains of both women and men,

          who never thought that these signs of aging could have been prevented or, at

          least, delayed. It can be done, we can age gracefully, we can smile every time

          we look in the mirror even if we are in our 50’s, 60’s,70’s.

          So, if you want to make sure you’ll have a brilliant future, you should start

          taking care of your skin as soon as your early 20’s, when hyaluronic acid and

          collagen production gradually decreases in our bodies. Simultaneously,

          be aware of your lifestyle by taking healthy decisions.

          Here are some important tips:

    1.  Wear sunscreen every day, every time you go out, no matter if you drive   

     or walk. It will pay off, taking into account that, with this simple habit,

    you will prevent the effects of photo aging - dry skin, wrinkles, sun spots

    conditions that are hard to treat. 

    It’s important to use a sunscreen with SPF at least 30 +, with high levels

    of moisturizer and antioxidants.

2. Use the proper ingredients to nourish and strengthen your skin.

    The skin is the largest organ of the human body. In order to maintain it

    in best shape, there are some ingredients recommended for any age:

-        Antioxidants – vitamin C, E, Retinol, Resveratrol, Niacinamide

(vit.B3), Coenzyme Q10, Acai.

Environmental factors like sun radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke and other toxic chemicals are known to trigger the formation of free radicals. Including antioxidants in your skin care regimen in your 20’s can help your skin fight free radical damage and recover from oxidative stress – they stimulate collagen production, prevent sunburn, have anti-

inflammatory properties, may help prevent skin cancer.

    Retinoids – derivatives of vitamin A. They are the most  studied

anti aging ingredients and probably the most used. And the reason is

their ability to accelerate and stimulate the cell turnover and collagen production for a smoother, fresh looking skin. However, the use of retinoids requires increased attention, since  they can cause photosensibility ( sensibility to light) and dryness of the skin. So, use them with moderation and apply daily sunscreen.

One important tip: use retinoids in the evening, after cleansing your skin and, to avoid dryness, apply a moisturizing night cream, 5-10 minutes after the retinoid.

  Vitamin C – also an important antioxidant that neutralizes the damage caused by the free radicals and also helps lightening pigmented lesions,

like sun or age spots and complements the effect of sunscreen .

A great tip – apply vitamin C in the morning, before the sunscreen.

  Vitamin E – a valuable antioxidant which also helps in wound healing.

It’s an extremely efficient and cheap solution for dry skin and scars.

-       Peptides - they are short chains of amino acids and amino acids are the building bricks of proteins. The creams containing peptides stimulate the collagen synthesis. These products are gaining increased popularity

in the last years.

Institute BCN, the company I work with as Medical Consultant, has a

an entire series of Peptide products - for skin tightening, whitening, for alopecia treatments, etc. -  which I very often use in my mesotherapy treatments, with amazing results.

-        The B vitamins - essential for healthy and firm skin, but also for healthy hair and nails. They are found in various forms and complexes

in skincare products.

-        Copper -  a trace element present in skin cells, having the role to bind proteins. Copper is essential for the collagen production, it also contributes to the renewal of fractured collagen – that’s why it is used

to improve scars and sun damaged skin. It is a good option for persons with sensitive skin, due to the fact that it’s non irritating.

3.   Of course, we have to pay attention at what we eat and drink – always,

      weather we are children, teenagers, young adults or mature persons –

      because beauty comes from within.

      Concentrate on food that nourishes your skin, drink water or herbal tea

      and, I’m sure you know this, but I must emphasize: avoid fast food,

      processed food, too much sugar, soda drinks.

4.   Using  a gentle cleanser is a very important aspect, especially for those

      who have a sensitive skin or those suffering from acne.

5.   Your daily cream should  give your skin the moisture it needs.

      When applying it, don’t forget your neck and cleavage. You’ll thank

      yourself  later.

6.   Exfoliate your skin – both face and body skin – weekly. It’s important to

      remove  the dead cells from the skin surface in order to have a brighter

      and smoother skin. 

 

Monday, February 15, 2021

MASKNE – the new skin condition

 

Unfortunately, this pandemic is associated with several collateral

problems. And one of them is the maskne – comes from mask and   

acne. It is also known as acne mecanica or mechanical acne, because

it is mainly generated by the friction of the mask against the skin,

causing irritation. In fact, this form of acne is well known among surgeons and operating rooms staff.

 

 


Wearing the mask continuously for several hours creates an unfriendly microclimate for the skin. Of course, not everybody  develops maskne – persons with oily skin or dry and sensitive skin are more likely   to develop this skin condition.

The microclimate underneath the mask includes aggressive factors: 

increased  humidity and sebum (oil), sweat, dirt, skin debris – all these will clog up the pores and eventually lead to acute acne lesions.

Actually, acne is not the only skin problem reported especially in this last year by people wearing the mask for prolonged time. Some of the other skin conditions are:

-  Allergic contact dermatitis, caused by chemicals some masks may contain

-  Rosacea is usually exacerbated by heat and sweat – and mask wearing can increase flares

-  Folliculitis – caused by bacterial infection of hair follicles.

But don’t worry! There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Following a few simple recommendations , you will be able to prevent or  treat the maskne.

First and foremost – HYGIENE.

It’s very important to wear a clean mask everyday! Don’t get compulsive, though! Either get a new disposable mask daily, or, if you’re using a fabric mask, launder it every day. Of course, the

fabric is also very important – cotton is the best one, due to the fact

that it is hypoallergenic and gentle for the skin. Silk is also good - it's smooth and reduces friction to minimum.

Then – the CLEANSING. Cleanse your face several times a day, especially  before and after wearing a mask. Use a hypoallergenic, gentle cleanser and warm water.

HYDRATION or MOISTURIZING of the skin is another important

aspect – proper hydration of the skin is imperative for maintaining

its barrier function at optimal level.

Dryness is a very common problem caused by wearing the mask

many hours during the day. Applying a moisturizer immediately after washing your face creates a protective layer that will reduce the dryness. I recommend to use moisturizers that include one of the following ingredients:

-        Ceramides

-        Hyaluronic Acid

-        Dimethicone.

From all the products I have tested, my favorite is MesoAge from

Institute BCN – it is based on Hyaluronic Acid, has a gel texture,

absorbes quickly into the skin and creates a protective film.

 




Do not apply MAKE UP before wearing a mask. Foundation and concealer determine the occlusion of the pores and can lead to breakouts.

Wearing the mask, not necessarily a long period of time, increases the sensitivity of the skin. That’s  why you have to avoid using ‘aggressive’ products, such as chemical peelings, exfoliants or Retinol.

If Retinol is part of your skin care routine, apply it in the evening.

In case irritation and redness occur after wearing the mask, try not to apply products which contain Salicylic Acid and Retinol. And a piece of advice for the men – use balsam, not aftershave!

Take a 15-minute mask break every 4 hours. Health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic have found that this helps save their skin. Of course, only remove your mask when it’s safe to do so and after washing your hands.

Safe places to remove your mask include:

-   Outdoors, when you can stay away from people

-   Inside your car when you’re alone

-   At home

 Apply a gentle face mask, once a week - a purifying clay mask, a mask containing charcoal, tea tree or salicylic acid are, in my opinion, the best choices.

 And last, but not least – PERSISTENCE – by following these simple recommendations everyday, you will keep the maskne away.

 

Stay safe!

Wear the mask!

Take care of your skin!

 

ARGIRELINE FOR BRUXISM THERAPY AND FACIAL SLIMMING

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is grinding and clenching of the teeth, associated with unconscious contractions of the temporal and masseter m...