DermShieldTM is a technological breakthrough that enables the usage of potent cosmetic products without the usual side effects that accompany them. To understand how DermShield™ works, we need to first understand the process from a scientific perspective.
Alpha Hydroxy acids (and other acids, such as azelaic) have been used for decades in the field of cosmetics for skin care. It has been applied in treatments meant for both young and old, in treatments for a variety of different skin conditions, in home use, and for peeling when used in high concentration.
There are a number of rules when it comes to these treatments. The higher the concentration and the lower the pH, the stronger the peeling effect will be.
The heart of the matter is that, whenever we use these acids, there are side effects. To better understand these side effects, think of the reaction when you are gently pricked with a needle. If that were to happen, nerve receptors on the skin would send an electric signal that makes its way through a number of channels and eventually arrives at the brain, causing you to feel the sensation. If a person were to suddenly and without warning be pricked by a needle, the response would be similar, but the pain would be felt more intensely.
Similarly, in the case of cosmetics, there is a receptor within the skin called a type C nociceptor. One of the purposes of this nociceptor is to detect the skin’s pH level. These receptors are similar to the nerves that detect pain. However, there is a slightly larger chain of effect involved here that demands an explanation.
Within the skin, there are blood vessels, nerves and mast cells. Mast cells release histamine, which causes a rash or irritation. In the case of chemical peeling, the signal goes through the type C nociceptor, the mast cells, and finally to the spine and brain. When the signal passes through the blood vessels, it causes them to expand. This expansion causes us to develop redness. These vessels are extremely thin, and once they expand, the plasma within starts to penetrate into the tissue.
The more the skin is sensitive and the higher the concentration is, the more these vessels will expand, and therefore secrete larger amounts of plasma, causing an edema to be formed. This, in turn, excites the mast cells, causing them to release histamine. This chain of effects is called a neurogenic inflammation.
When it comes to injections, to reduce the pain involved, many numbing materials have been developed, from ointments to injections to pills. Despite these attempts at a solution, a product that prevents irritation, inflammation, redness and other side effects hasn’t been available for use with cosmetics until now.
The DermShield™ technology selectively suppresses tingling, burning, and itching, has no sense of local anesthesia in the treated area, suppresses erythema and edema of the skin, prevents neurogenic inflammation, and suppresses the formation of cytokines responsible for the initiation of inflammation.
DermShield™ is a breakthrough technological achievement that, when combined with potent cosmetics, enables the use of high concentrations and low pH without the accompanying side effects. Using the DermShield™ technology we apply the substance; it numbs the type C nociceptors and nerves to prevent any irritation, yet still delivers on the positive effects of a treatment with 15% concentration and a pH of 3.5 at daily use.
This makes Noon’s DermShield™ the only line of cosmetics that can be used daily with these high concentrations without the appearance of unwanted side effects.
By utilizing DermShield™, you can provide clients with powerful peels and other treatments without them experiencing any redness, irritation, or other nasty side effects. An experience that will guarantee returning customers, make sessions more pleasant, and removes stress for all involved, allowing everyone to look their best at all times.