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Hydrogels for Osteochondral
Tissue Engineering
Journal of Biomedical

(March 2020)
Anti-Wrinkle Activity
& Transdermal Delivery
of GHK Peptide
Journal of Peptide Science
(March 2020)
Pulsed Glow Discharge
to GHK-Cu Determination
International Journal
of Mass Spectrometry

(March 2020)
Protective Effects of GHK-Cu
in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Life Sciences
(January 2020)
Anti-Wrinkle Benefits
of GHK-Cu Stimulating
Skin Basement Membrane
International Journal
of Molecular Sciences

(January 2020)
Structural Analysis
Molecular Dynamics of
Skin Protective
TriPeptide GHK
Journal of Molecular Structure
(January 2020)
In Vitro / In Vivo Studies
pH-sensitive GHK-Cu in
Superabsorbent Polymer
GHK Enhances
Stem Cells Osteogenesis
Acta Biomaterialia
Antibacterial GHK-Cu
Nanoparticles for
Wound Healing
Particle & Particle (2019)
Effect of GHK-Cu
on Stem Cells and
Relevant Genes
OBM Geriatrics
GHK Alleviates
Neuronal Apoptosis Due
to Brain Hemorrhage
Frontiers in Neuroscience
Endogenous Antioxidant
International Journal of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (2018)
Regenerative and
Protective Actions of
GHK-Cu Peptide
International Journal of
Molecular Sciences
Skin Regenerative and
Anti-Cancer Actions
of Copper Peptides
GHK-Cu Accelerates
Scald Wound Healing
Promoting Angiogenesis
Wound Repair and

GHK Peptide Inhibits
Pulmonary Fibrosis
by Suppressing TGF-B1
Frontiers in Pharmacology
Skin Cancer Therapy
with Copper Peptides
The Effect of Human
Peptide GHK Relevant to
Nervous System Function
and Cognitive Decline
Brain Sciences (2017)
Effects of Tripeptide
GHK in Pain-Induced
Aggressive Behavior
Bulletin of Experimental
Biology & Medicine
GHK-Cu Elicits
In Vitro Alterations
in Extracellular Matrix
Am Journal of Respiratory
and Critical Care Medicine

Selected Biomarkers &
Copper Compounds
Scientific Reports

GHK-Cu on Collagen,
Elastin, and Facial Wrinkles
Journal of Aging Science
Tri-Peptide GHK-Cu
and Acute Lung Injury

Effect of GHK Peptide
on Pain Sensitivity
Experimental Pharmacology

New Data of the
Cosmeceutical and
TriPeptide GHK
SOFW Journal
GHK Peptide as a
Natural Modulator of
Multiple Cellular Pathways
in Skin Regeneration
BioMed Research (2015)
Resetting Skin Genome
Back to Health
Naturally with GHK
Textbook of Aging Skin
GHK-Cu May Prevent
Oxidative Stress in Skin
by Regulating Copper and
Modifying Expression of
Numerous Antioxidant Genes Cosmetics (2015)
GHK Increases
TGF-B1 in
Human Fibroblasts

Acta Poloniae

The Human Skin Remodeling Peptide Induces Anti-Cancer
Expression and DNA Repair Analytical Oncology
Resetting the
Human Genome to Health
BioMed Research
Enhanced Tropic Factor Secretion of Mesenchymal
Stem Cells with GHK
Acta Biomater
Anxiolytic (Anti-Anxiety)
Effects of GHK Peptide
Bulletin of Experimental
Biology & Medicine
Lung Destruction and
its Reversal by GHK
Genome Medicine
TriPeptide GHK Induces
Programmed Cell Death
of Neuroblastoma
Journal of Biotechnology
Stem Cell
Recovering Effect
of GHK in Skin
Peptide Science
Skin Penetration of
Copper Tripeptide in Vitro
Journal of International
Inflammation Research
Possible Therapeutics
for Colorectal Cancer
Journal of Clinical and
Experimental Metastasis
Methods of Controlling
Differentiation and
Proliferation of Stem Cells
Effects of
Copper Tripeptide
on Irradiated Fibroblasts
American Medical Association
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Skin Scars, Blemishes, and Benign Moles

Blemished Model - How to Remove ScarsIt is of note that older dermatologists (those working before lasers, nerve inhibitors, and fillers) often tell about blemishes being essentially ejected from the skin after the prolonged use of strong hydroxy acids. This includes many types of skin blemishes, scars, flat warts and skin tags.

Dermatologists often recommend deep chemical peels for scars, but if the dermatologist or esthetician is not highly skilled, this is often unsatisfactory and can produce further scarring. We get many telephone calls from people who have had deep chemical peels for scars and ended up with worse scarring than their initial scars or laser treatments that left permanent skin damage.

However, using a mixture of methods (microdermabrasion cloths, needling, salicylic and/or lactic acid) helps loosen and remove the scar tissue. Finishing with a copper peptide product supplies the skin with nutritional copper it requires for skin maintenance often works very well. Numerous studies from the US Department of Agriculture Nutrition Laboratories have indicated that dietary copper intake in the USA is too low for optimal health. This is a very simple, safe, and painless method that often works surprisingly well, and is much less expensive than laser treatments, chemical peels or silicone sheets and less irritating than retinoic acid alone.

To use this method to reduce skin lesions, after uisng the scar removing methods, rub a copper peptide serum or cream into the scar area in the morning, then in the evening use microdermabrasion cloths, needling, salicylic and/or lactic acid. Going slow works best. After a week, you may notice a slight flaking of skin around the periphery of the lesion. This is usually followed by a shrinking and thinning of the skin lesion which is significant after one month.

The Method of Scar Reduction by the Numbers

1. In the morning, apply a copper peptide cream or serum to the skin blemish. Creams work best on dry skin while serums work best on oily skin.

2. You can apply more hydroxy acids during the day if you do not experience any irritation. But reduce the amount if your skin become irritated.

3. In the evening, use acids and/or physical methods (dermabrasion cloths, needling) on the blemish. You may have to experiment to see what combination works best for yourself.

4. The key is to keep working on the skin blemish.

Scar Reduction - What Really Works


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MOLESTriad of Scar Reduction Techniques that Work

Moles can be slowly reduced and often removed with mild hydroxy acids and copper peptides However, faster results are obtained with stronger products.

Some skin clinics apply 70% glycolic acid to moles with a cotton tipped swab for 6 minutes. This must be done by a skin care expert. The acid is then washed off. A copper peptide product such as a cream or serum is generally applied immediately and for a week afterward at bedtime. Many moles drop off in 2 to 3 days.

Caution: Any skin lesion that is infected, looks very
abnormal or appears to be dark and has irregular
borders should be promptly checked by a physician.

If This Does Not Work Well Enough For You

Stronger beta hydroxy acids will speed the procedure but also increase the chances of irritation or chemical burns. Some individuals and clinics use stronger salicylic acids or 30% to 70% hydroxy acids to loosen the scar tissue then apply the copper peptide product.

Featured Topics

Reducing the Appearance of Scars and Blemishes

2. NEW PATENT: Dr. Pickart US Patent on Skin Remodeling (Issued May 22, 2012)

3. Recovery After Chemical Peels

4. General Information on Scars and Skin Blemishes

5. The Art & Science of Skin NeedlinG - WHAT TO USE AFTER MICRONEEDLING

6. Post Procedure Skin Recovery

8. Stretch Marks and Reducing their Appearance

9. Sun Damage and Sun Damage Marks


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