Peptide treatment, also referred to as peptide hormone therapy or growth hormone secretagogues, is an innovative therapy that increases one’s natural human growth hormone production. These small molecules can help slow the aging process, restore youth, and treat age-related conditions such as obesity, joint pain and muscle loss.
Why You Need It
As you age, your body produces less and less collagen, a protein that helps keep skin firm and elastic. When injected, peptides boost the production of collagen and elastin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles, helps tighten loose skin, repairs damaged protective skin barrier proteins, and improves the structure of aged skin for a brighter, younger-looking complexion.
When applied topically, peptides work well with other ingredients such as vitamin C, niacinamide, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to enhance their effectiveness. For optimal results, choose peptide products that have prolonged contact with the skin so they can penetrate deeply.
The best way to get the most out of peptide treatment is to find a physician who understands it, recommends specific products and treatments, and reviews your medical history and blood work. Then, they can prescribe the proper dosage for your specific health goals and needs.
Peptides can be administered by mouth or in an injection, with some being injected into the muscles or near the site where they’re most effective (like a damaged area). It’s important to note that these medications are safe in healthy populations, and that side effects are rare.