The drug Thiogamma belongs to the group of hypoglycemic agents, that is, lowering the level of glucose in the blood. It is prescribed for diabetic neuropathy and is available in the form of tablets, ampoules and solutions for droppers. The main active ingredient is alpha-lipoic acid, and it is for this reason that cosmetologists advise using Thiogamma for the face as a tonic.
The action of alpha lipoic acid
This substance is a powerful universal antioxidant that fights free radicals, slowing down and sometimes reversing the aging process. Acid is able to “work” both in water and in fatty environments, which distinguishes it from other antioxidants (vitamin C and E, for example).
Thiogamma helps against wrinkles also because its main component prevents the processes of collagen glycation (gluing of its fibers with saccharides and, in particular, glucose, due to which moisture ceases to be retained in the cells, and the skin loses elasticity). Alpha lipoic acid prevents the fiber from binding to the glucose cell and improves sugar metabolism.
Thiogamma has an extremely positive effect on the face also because alpha-lipoic acid promotes the speedy regeneration of cells and energy production at the cellular level.
The substance gives a wound healing and anti-inflammatory effect, normalizes the sebaceous glands and narrows enlarged pores. Therefore, using Thiogamma for the face, as experience shows, is also useful for young ladies whose problem is not wrinkles, but acne or post-acne.
How to use Thiogamma
To wipe the face, thiogamma is used in the form of a solution for intravenous infusion (bottle 50 ml; 1.2%) – the drug is already diluted, and it can be used in its pure form. It is undesirable to use ampoules, because. they produce a medicine with a different concentration.
The drug is treated with the skin in the morning and evening, as a regular lotion for 10 days or until it is completely used. You can store an open bottle for six months in the refrigerator, but it is better not to leave the medicine in a sunny place.
It costs a solution of Thiogamma for the face about 10 USD. Before use, you should consult a cosmetologist who can prescribe additional products: for example, an oil solution of retinol acetate 3.4%, which, in combination with alpha-lipoic acid, gives an even more noticeable anti-aging effect.