Are you frustrated that your skin doesn’t reflect the real you? What if you could rejuvenate your skin to a healthy, youthful state—without injections?
PRX T-33 is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. If you’re thinking this sounds like the perfect solution to your skin care needs, you probably have some questions about what it is and how it works.
This article will discuss PRX T-33 and how it works. Read on to learn if this treatment is right for you.
What Is PRX T-33?
PRX T-33 is a groundbreaking bio revitalization peel. Like a traditional peel, PRX T-33 gives patients back the tight, glowing skin of their youth.
Yet, PRX T-33 isn’t an exfoliant. Conventional peels remove the top layers of skin. When the skin heals, it grows back smoother and unblemished.
Traditional peels can take some time to heal. And, in the meantime, patients deal with side effects like redness or swelling.
PRX T-33 is different. Dermatologist designers developed a new trichloroacetic acid formula, which they used to create the first “non-peeling” peel. It’s a low-risk, non-invasive way to revitalize your skin.
This treatment is so non-invasive, it’s even safe for kids. Upon its release, doctors primarily used PRX T-33 to treat children with scars. Eventually, clinicians expanded their application to treat facelift scars, stretch marks, and sagging skin.
Now, adults can use it to reduce the signs of aging.
PRX T-33 doesn’t require any cuts, burns, or injections. It’s simply massaged into your skin and sinks in.
Unique Revitalizing Formula
PRX T-33 is a synthesis of three rejuvenating compounds. 33% of PRX T-33 is trichloroacetic acid. 5% is kojic acid, and both compounds live in a cleansing, hydrogen peroxide solution.
Trichloroacetic acids are often used in cleaning, healing, and even cooking. Many therapeutic compounds are in this chemical group, including salts and essential oils.
Trichloroacetic acid is often used to precipitate macromolecules. Chemists call this “protein precipitation.” It’s a process that purifies concentrated products by drawing out impurities and contaminants.
Trichloroacetic acid is an ancient skin-treating ingredient. It’s particularly useful in wart removal. When a clinician applies the compound to warts, the surface layers of the skin mix with the cream.
On a molecular level, protein aggregates attach themselves to the harmful proteins in the wart—those affected by HPV. On an ionic level, repulsive and attractive forces act on the aggregated proteins.
These forces push the proteins out of the solution, and away from the surface layer of the skin. Once exposed, it’s easy to rinse off the contaminating proteins.
Some clinicians refer to this process as the “salting out” method.
Kojic acid is a natural compound. Many fungi species produce kojic acid. So does fermenting rice.
In skin treatments, kojic acid is a lightener. It lightens the hue of age spots, sun damage discoloration, and acne marks or scars.
Skin develops darker patches when cell clusters start overproducing melanin. In healthy skin, all cells produce the same amount of melanin. That gives a person a single skin tone.
Skin cells use the protein tyrosine to produce melanin. When skin cells age or take damage, they produce more tyrosin than they should.
Kojic acid blocks tyrosin. As skin cells absorb the acid, it interrupts the melanin production processes. This results in lighter, even-toned skin.
Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer. In medicine, it’s used as an antiseptic.
It’s safe to use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse, but only when it’s highly diluted. Most medicinal hydrogen peroxide solutions contain 3% H ₂O ₂ or less.
To kill germs, hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen. This destroys the germs’ outer membranes.
This destruction causes pathogen cells to collapse. It’s also why high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are unsafe. At high concentrations, H ₂O ₂ is an effective disinfectant, but it’s harmful to the skin (like bleach).
As with all things, moderation is key. In PRX T-33, there’s enough hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and keep newly exposed under layers of skin clean. But it won’t harm your tissues, as there’s only a low level of the compound.
How Effective Is PRX T-33 for Anti-Aging?
The three ingredients in PRX T-33 combine into a powerful anti-aging mixture. They work to draw out impurities, lighten dark spots to even out skin tone, and disinfect the younger underlayers of skin.
The complete PRX T-33 process cleanses and rejuvenates. It revitalizes the tissue so it functions as it did in youth. Renewed skin is smoother, brighter, and tighter.
Proven Effective in Clinical Trials
Over 100,000 patients have seen long-lasting results from PRX T-33. Clinical trials have demonstrated the treatment’s effectiveness for more than a decade. It is the only peel shown to treat deep wrinkles and scars.
PRX T-33 can reduce the depth of wrinkles on the face, neck, and hands. Often, the moisturizing treatment is combined with RF treatment. This increases PRX T-33’s cellular impact.
Typical Results and Duration of Effect
PRX T-33 revitalizes skin. Skin not only looks younger after PRX T-33—the tissues behave like young, healthy tissues. The most common results of PRX T-33 treatments are:
- Increased collagen production
- Smaller pores
- Even skin tone
- Smooth, unblemished epidermis
- Shallower wrinkles
- Fewer wrinkles
- Immune-boosted epidermis
These effects are visible almost immediately after the first treatment. Most patients benefit from 2-4 PRX T-33 treatments per session.
Patients who’ve used PRX T-33 have discovered long-lasting results. After the initial treatment regimen, most patients only need a touch-up twice a year. The most severe cases may require PRX T-33 treatment sessions once per season.
How Does PRX T-33 Work?
To understand how PRX T-33 treats skin, explore chemical peels in general.
Most chemical peels impact both the epidermis and dermis layers of skin. The epidermis is the outermost, protective layer of skin. The dermis is the underlayer.
The dermis is the tissue that keeps skin healthy. It produces collagen to maintain tightness, secretes natural oils to keep skin soft, and maintains antibodies to keep skin healthy. To nourish and rejuvenate skin, treatment needs to affect the dermis tissue.
Conventionally, to get nutrients to the dermis, a chemical peel sloughs off the epidermis. This is slightly like a sunburn: it can sting, and after treatment, the skin is highly photosensitive.
PRX T-33 works differently. This solution is comprised of small molecules that can seep through the epidermis into the dermis. Thus, PRX T-33 can treat both the dermis and epidermis simultaneously, which leaves the outer layer of skin intact.
The demis layer of skin tissue includes fibroblasts. These are unique plasma cells, similar to the plasma cells in the bloodstream that heal wounds. In the skin’s dermis, fibroblasts produce collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep youthful skin tight and resilient. Like a rubber band, the elastic skin of the young bounces back from an impact. In contrast, older skin tissues begin to wrinkle and sag.
Wrinkling and sagging are effects of collagen reduction. Fibroblasts become less effective as the body ages. They need more energy to produce the same amount of collagen as before.
To add complexity, different fibroblast cells have different functions.
Some fibroblast cells heal wounds by producing scar tissue. Scar tissue is made of collagen. Yet, the fiber composition of the collagen protein differs from the typical collagen arrangement in the skin.
PRX T-33 treats scars stretch marks, and wrinkles by stimulating fibroblasts. Fibroblasts react to stimulation by creating more collagen, which tightens skin.
Stimulation also alters the composition of the collagen the cells produce. The compound instructs the fibroblasts to create skin tissue, not scar tissue. Thus, PRX T-33 reduces wrinkles and heals scars.
PRX T-33 moisturizes the skin’s epidermis. This keeps cells hydrated and prevents dryness. Hydration makes it easy to keep skin healthy long after treatment.
Pore Reduction and Cleanse
PRX T-33 cleanses and reduces the size of patients’ pores.
Trichloroacetic acid pulls contaminants and oils from pores. Then, the hydrogen peroxide removes any lingering bacteria. Once pores are clean, the dermis layer’s revitalized elasticity brings pores back to a healthy size.
Best PRX T-33 Solutions and Practices
For best results, follow post-care instructions closely each time. Many dermatologists recommend combining PRX T-33 treatment with Fractional Ablative RF treatment for the highest anti-aging impact.
Please ask your provider for a written copy of your post-care instructions.
Make sure you apply clinical-strength moisturizing face cream several times a day. Begin application as soon as you finish the first PRX T-33 treatment.
On the second day post-treatment, apply moisturizing cream and sunscreen rated SPF 40 or higher each morning. At night, apply facial smoothing fluid and wait 30 minutes. Then, reapply the moisturizer.
Fractional Ablative RF
Ablative therapy removes or destroys cells, tissues, or body parts. Radiofrequency (RF) treatments can be ablative or nonablative. Nonablative treatments are less destructive but are typically less effective.
Fractional ablative therapies split the difference. They’re more effective, yet risk little destructive impact.
Fractional Ablative RF treatments work in harmony with PRX T-33. Dermatologists recommend using an Ablative RF treatment at some point in between your first and last PRX T-33 sessions.
Fractional Ablative RF treatments use the power of radio frequencies to stimulate skin tissue. Radiofrequency waves stimulate skin cells with heat and micro-vibrations.
Fibroblasts that have already been stimulated by PRX T-33 are primed for collagen production. So, they react to RF treatments by producing even more collagen than they otherwise would. Thus, Fractional Ablative RF treatments strengthen the generative effect of PRX T-33.
Wellness, Rejuvenation, and Anti-Aging Solutions
Desert Wellness Center is an integrative medical spa dedicated to healing the whole person. We offer PRX T-33 treatments, bioidentical hormone therapy, and more rejuvenating options.
Wondering where to start? Our team members are ready to work with you. Talk to us today, and we’ll help you figure out your options.