WHAT IS OPEXA DIMETICONE ASCORBIL & TETRAISOPAMITATE GEL
Opexa Gel is made by reputable manufacturer Ajanta Phamraceuticals. It is an advanced topical Silicone Gel for the scarred skin surfaces resulting from surgery, acne, burns, wounds and other injuries. Opexa Gel is transparent and quick drying, maintains skin moisture, flattens, softens, lighten and smooths scars, reduces discolouration associated with scars. Opexa Gel is a topical silicone gel with newest form of Vitamin C – Ascorbil Testraisopalmitate that forms an invisible cover over the damaged area.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the newest form of Vitamin C to hit the shelves. It’s made by mixing Vitamin C with Isopalmitic Acid. What makes it different from all the rest? It’s oil-soluble, so it penetrate skin faster than any other form of vitamin C out there. Here’s the deal: your skin has a lipid (oil) protective layer that keeps moisture in and germs out. If you’ve paid attention in your chemistry class, you know that water and oil don’t mix. That’s why anything water-based needs the helping hand of a good delivery system to penetrate your skin. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is soluble in oil so it easily slips into the skin.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate component works as a powerful antioxidant and whitening agent, with both anti-acne and anti-aging capabilities. It’s a potent, oil soluble form of Vitamin C Ester. Like other forms of Vitamin C, it helps prevent cellular aging by inhibiting the cross-linking of collagen, oxidation of proteins, and lipid peroxidation. It also works synergistically with the antioxidant Vitamin E, and has demonstrated superior percutaneous absorption and stability. Many studies have confirmed the skin lightening, photo-protective, and hydrating effects it can have on the skin.
Topical silicone treatments can improve the appearance and feel of new and old scars. Silicone’s effectiveness has been proved by many scientific studies and is beyond doubt. Traditionally these treatments have come in the form of sheeting. Silicone sheets are effective but can be cumbersome and difficult to use, particularly on facial scars. Typically doctors recommend use for 12 hours a day, often for a few months.
Opexa Gel Dimethicone silicone gel is as effective as silicone sheeting, is a lot easier to use, and has been certified as safe. It is simply massaged-in. Since there are no sheets to deal with, sun block, make-up, or any other skin regimen is easily applied over the treatment. Independent scientific studies show that Opexa Gel Dimethicone silicone gel is as effective as silicone sheeting in improving scar appearance, relieves scar redness, pain and itching, improves scar elasticity, can treat and prevent hypertrophic scars, decreases production of “pro-inflammatory” substances like TGFβ2, Opexa Gel contains the highest quality Dimethicone silicone gel which has been certified as safe.
When searching for scar treatment products, check the ingredient lists for silicone/dimethicone. This is the only ingredient documented to be effective on scars in scientific studies published in reputable medical journals. Other ingredients may be good for your skin, but in some cases, may actually decrease effectiveness when added to scar treatment products. Before using anything to treat your scars, a good rule of thumb is to talk with your dermatologist first. This way, you can use scar treatment products with confidence.
So why is silicone / dimeticone so good for scars? Its effectiveness has been proven time and time again in medical studies. According to the National Institutes of Health, topical silicone gel treatments are the top clinical recommendation in scar management. Silicone is a mineral that has many healing properties, and is therefore used in a variety of applications. Opexa Gel is great for sprains and strains, skin healing and reduces the appearance of scars. Traditionally, silicone treatments have taken the form of thick sheets, which are effective but difficult to apply and inconvenient. That’s what makes topical silicone gel treatments so much better. Gel is far easier to apply, just as effective, and can be massaged into the skin. Once applied, they are unnoticeable to others, and, you can easily apply sunscreen or makeup over them.
Acting as a barrier to water loss, silicone helps lock in moisture, which is what skin needs to heal and thrive. Wounds don’t heal as effectively if they are dry. Opexa Silicone gel works its magic on the top layer of the skin, called the epidermis. Not only has it been proven to improve scar appearance, it also reduces that raw, red appearance indicative of scarring. It also relieves pain and itching, with the ability to treat all types of scars, such as hypertrophic scars. In addition, it can soften scars and boost skin elasticity, which helps them heal. The worst thing for scars is dry skin. It doesn’t stretch as well, plus it can lead to redness, itchiness, and even re-opening of a recent wound. Keep your scar moist at all times.
When used as directed, Opexa Gel can reduce the appearance of scars originating from cuts, scrapes, burns, acne and surgeries. Thanks to the silicone component, it helps the body regulate collagen production so wounds heal more cleanly and evenly. Extremely well results showing in combination with Placentrex gel.
WHAT DOES ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE DO FOR THE SKIN?
Like all forms of Vitamin C, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate fights the free radicals that cause premature aging, boosts collagen production, keeping skin firm, increases UV photoprotection, helping to reduce sun damage, lightens dark spots, discolourations and any kind of scars. Basically, it does what other forms of Vitamin C do. But, because it penetrates skin faster and more easily, it works better.
HOT TO USE OPEXA DIMETICONE ASCORBIL & TETRAISOPAMITATE GEL
- Clean the affected area with water and dry;
- Gently apply a thin layer of Opexa Gel;
- Let the gel dry for at least 4-5 minutes;
- Use continuously for a minimum duration of 4-8 weeks.