Peptide therapy has been growing in popularity over recent years. This type of skincare offers anti-aging benefits, which are increasingly important as you age. If you’ve been hearing about peptide therapy but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, here are some things you should know about it before deciding!
What are Peptides?
Peptides are small strings of amino acids that send signals between the many different cells in your body. Peptides all have different areas of concentration in our body, telling our cells what to do. Your peptides help control areas like hormones, muscle repair, libido, and inflammation, among others. If one of these areas is lacking, peptides will send signals to your cells to make up for the lack of supplement.
Peptides are able to help boost the growth of hormones and supplements in our bodies naturally, but we create less of them as we age. Since they are so beneficial to our bodies, they have really grown in popularity in the skincare world, being given through peptide therapy.
What is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy works to restore the number of peptides in your body as you age, bringing your levels to optimal amounts. As your number of peptides increases, this allows your human growth hormones to increase as well, which work to heal all areas of your body. This treatment can be given through injections, creams, serums, nasal sprays, and oral capsules.
Peptide therapy can be targeted to help certain areas of your body, including weight control, muscle mass loss, lack of libido, and other areas. The therapy can also target your mental well-being and can help with anxiety or depression symptoms. Not only that, but peptide treatment can also help bring down inflammation caused by conditions like fibromyalgia or an injury. In the skincare world, peptide treatment can also be used as an anti-aging treatment by slowing down the visible signs of aging on your skin.
What are the Benefits of This Type of Therapy?
With so many different uses of peptide therapy, it makes sense that there are numerous benefits of the therapy. Many people who have done peptide therapy have reported one or more of these benefits:
Increased energy and stamina
More muscle mass
Better skincare, including more hydration thanks to collagen production
Anti-aging benefits such as fewer wrinkles
These are just some of the benefits that people have experienced. Of course, depending on what you are using peptide treatment for will depend on the benefits you are seeing.
Specific to the skincare benefits of peptide therapy, many users have reported an increase in skin elasticity, fewer wrinkles, a better skin barrier, and a more youthful appearance of the skin overall. Again, many of these benefits can be connected to the increase in collagen production that peptide therapy gives you.
What are the Potential Risks of Peptide Therapy?
Of course, with any therapy treatment, you do run a slight risk of adverse side effects. Everyone’s skin reacts to peptide treatment differently, so if you have sensitive skin or a history of skin reactions, you should pay careful attention to any type of reaction.
If you are sensitive to peptides, you may experience an allergic reaction that can show up in the form of a rash, itching, or swelling of the site where the therapy was administered. However, these reactions aren’t common, so you shouldn’t be too worried about them. If you have reservations about starting peptide therapy due to your skin’s reaction history, talk to your doctor or dermatologist about your reservations!
How Do You Receive Peptide Therapy?
As mentioned above, there are many different ways to receive peptide therapy, depending on what areas you are wanting to target. When it comes to anti-aging peptide treatment, the best way to receive the treatment is through an injection. Choosing an injection allows for your body to receive the peptides quicker than other forms of therapy.
The important factor to remember is that your peptide injection must be given at the same time every day in order to be the most effective. Depending on your personal skin type and condition, you can expect to do an injection daily for a few weeks up to a few months. Many doctors recommend giving yourself the injection at night because that is when your growth hormone is typically released by your body.
When Do You See Results from Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy won’t give you sudden results that you can see, unfortunately. In order to reap the benefits of this anti-aging regimen, you have to stick with the process and be patient. You can expect to wait three to six months to be able to see full results from your therapy treatments. However, you will begin noticing changes sooner than that, giving you the motivation you need to stick with the therapy!
Does Franz Skincare Offer Peptide Therapy?
While we don’t offer injection of peptide therapy, we do offer a treatment option for those who would like to try peptide therapy before committing to injections! Our 101 Volumizing Anti-Aging Face Serum is like peptide therapy in a bottle!
This serum will help boost your collagen production through the inclusion of Argireline, which is the firming peptide. The addition of this peptide to our serum will help you see the tightening, firming, and toning of your skin through regular topical application.
Our face serum is incredibly lightweight and will quickly absorb into your skin, giving you a weightless therapy application. We suggest applying your serum twice a day to clean skin. Soon enough, you will begin seeing increased skin hydration, more even texture, and better elasticity, all without the need for needles!
Peptide therapy has begun taking the skincare world by storm, and that’s for good reason! Since peptides are naturally occurring in your body, the idea of replenishing them as you age makes perfect sense! With all the wonderful things your natural peptides do for your body, you don’t want to miss out on those perks as you age!
If you’re looking for an amazing anti-aging therapy for your skin, you should check out peptide therapy and see the amazing results that come with it for yourself!