Effects on Aging
Our skin is programmed to age chronologically, however this aging process is accelerated by many external and lifestyle factors, for example UV damage, pollution, smoking, poor diet, stress, alcohol, health, and medications. These all effect the skin by causing damage to the cells encouraging premature aging, wrinkles etc. and reducing the skins ability to heal or repair itself.
Within our skin cells we have Telomeres that sit at the end of the chromosomes. Our skin cells reproduce by dividing through a process called mitosis. Every time our cell divides the telomeres become shorter, until they are gone and this cell has come to it’s limit (nicknamed the ‘Hayflick’ limit). Once this has happened there will be no more replication from this cell and no other skin cells produced.
It is believed that the telomeres are our secret to longevity of our youthfulness.
When we have one of the many common anti-aging or rejuvenation treatments that rely on trauma or ablation to the skin, this forces our skin cells to divide to form new fresh cells. However this will shorten those telomeres and thus be a step closer to that ‘hayflick limit.’ It may give you intensive anti-aging result initially but it is essentially speeding up that cellular aging.
The Byonik works to preserve the telomeres, rather than forcing the cell to divide, instead it charges the existing cell making it act and work younger, like a new cell. If you imagine your mobile phone, we wouldn’t throw it away once the battery runs out, we charge it and it works like new again. That’s what the Byonik laser is doing to your skin cells.
Dermal and epidermal cells literally become more “youthful” with this cellular rejuvenation process, reversing the visible signs of aging along with many more benefits.