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Integrating Totally Derma into Clinic

Integrating Totally Derma® into Clinic

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Medical aesthetic practitioners may wish to consider including nutraceutical supplementation as an adjunct solution to support (invasive and non-invasive) aesthetic treatments, to ensure the best possible outcome of any procedures they undertake in clinic.

Totally Derma® benefits

Totally Derma® is a unique pharma-grade, nutraceutical supplement which supports anti-ageing of the skin from the inside; by stimulating the body’s optimum product of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, addressing both the physical signs of the ageing process and the underlying physiological processes.

The ingredients in Totally Derma® are digested and distributed via the blood vessels into the deeper layer of the dermis, where they multiply and stimulate fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis.

Totally Derma® contains a world-renowned superior form of hydrolysed (bovine) collagen known as Arthred®. It contains 18 amino acids including: glycine, proline, hydroxylysine, lysine and hydroxyproline via a PHARMAGRADE manufacturing process in Germany.

Arthred® is enzymatically processed (meaning it is deemed as ‘pre-digested’ – the amino acids reach the small intestine, undamaged by digestive enzymes and are optimally absorbed there) which allows for a scientifically proven 95% absorption rate due to its tiny molecular size (3 kDa), this farexceeds regular collagen supplements which average a larger size of molecule (70 kDa) and therefore have inferior absorption.

This ensures the Arthred® collagen passes the gut barrier and is then distributed via the blood circulation to the fibroblasts, which are then clinically shown to be stimulated and increase their collagen production by fourfold. These fibroblasts are also shown to increase in size and number after consuming Arthred® for 4 weeks.

Totally Derma®also contains Synovoderma® Hyaluronic Acid which, like Arthred®, holds a 95% scientifically proven absorption level for maximum results. Most Hyaluronic Acid supplements are poorly absorbed and are therefore minimally effective. Synovoderma® is clinically shown to dramatically increase hydration within the skin and improve skin elasticity. These two key ingredients of Arthred® and Synovoderma® ensure the impressive increase of collagen and hydration as shown within TotallyDerma® skin study trials.

Totally Derma® also differs from other collagen supplements by addressing cross-linking issues with 5 key antioxidant ingredients.

Totally Derma inclusion in treatments (as an add on) as well as included in a treatment course / aesthetic devices

The aesthetic industry provides us with high quality injectables, highly effective active topical products, plus a whole array of high-tech lasers, facials, microdermabrasion devices, peels, microneedling, etc, which all help to stimulate and boost collagen in the skin, thus giving us a more youthful appearance.

Integrating Totally Derma into Clinic

As highly efficacious as these aesthetic solutions are, it is important to consider stimulating collagen from the inside, rather than just working externally. After all, collagen-producing fibroblast skin cells are found in the deeper layers of the skin, so it makes sense to also stimulate them from inside the body.

The biggest advantage to adding Totally Derma® with aesthetic treatments, is that collagen and hyaluronic acid are increased all over the body, not just in a targeted area so it really does enhance general well being. The overall skin quality of the body improves, as do general joint achesand pains, in addition, clients comment that their hair and nails are much healthier and stronger. Women in their menopausal years can also experience a relief in vaginal dryness and discomfort.

From a gut-health point of view, the biggest digestive benefit of consuming more collagen is that it helps form connective tissue and therefore “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This can produce improvements in skin conditions like cystic-acne, rosacea and eczema if the root cause is poor gut health and not hormonal.

Integrating Totally Derma into Clinic

Totally Derma partnered with collagen stimulating injectables

Whilst many patients seek out injectable treatments to balance their facial features and replace lost volume,aesthetic practitioners may wish to address any inflammatory issues that may be occurring simultaneously. Physiological and aesthetic issues are caused by inflammation in the body which can show up on the skin.

The words “anti-inflammatory” have been over-used, however, the use of anti-inflammatory ingredients in effectively formulated products will help to prevent harmful inflammation and premature aging.

Boley Nutraceuticals Ltd., the developers of Branded Totally Derma® have specifically designed a nutraceutical formulation to help reduce inflammation in both the skin and the body. A formulation that contains specific ingredients in specific dosages which can really help with this problem.

Totally Derma partnered with skin peels

Hormone-appropriate supplements are usually recommended for skin peel recovery, as are the latest active ingredients. However, oral antioxidants can exert a generalised benefit, being steady and subtle, but undoubtedly profound. Crucially oral antioxidants contribute to rapidand strong wound healing post peel.

Integrating Totally Derma into Clinic

To complete its anti-ageing, skin healing properties, Totally Derma® also contains an additional seven critical co-factors which further enhance the benefits of oral collagen and hyaluronic acid. These include 5 powerful antioxidants: GrapeSeed Extract, Green Tea extract, Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Zinc, Manganese and Copper.

The combination of all these ingredients not only help to make more collagen in the skin but they also assist in repairing skin damage and inflammation.

Totally Derma as part of a homecare regime

Today’s busy lifestyles don’t always allow for adequate fresh organic green vegetables or a wholly raw food diet, so it is important to integrate solutions that provide the richest possible source of absorbable, active nutrients.

When it comes to a homecare skincare regime, two mainstays are corrective (antioxidants to neutralise free-radical damage) and protective (the use of adequate physical or chemical sun protection).

Totally Derma® is a total nutraceutical (oral) solution containing therapeutic dosages of bovine collagen amino acid peptides, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – all are essential components of a therapeutic skincare regime.

Integrating Totally Derma into Clinic

Totally Derma® is an effective, natural product especially great for those who are 35 years plus, as part of their skincare regime. Totally Derma® is really easy to take, just one scoop mixed in water before bedevery day is all that’s needed. It is pleasant tasting and easy to incorporate into the bedtime routine. Consuming it at night helps to take advantage of the body’s own optimal collagen production which happens in the first few hours of sleep.

New Year Tips for Feeling Calm

New Year Tips for Feeling More Calm

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For many of us, the beginning of a year, particularly one after such a rollercoaster of a year before, can be a refreshing yet stressful period. We often give ourselves a “resolution” that we feel we need to stick to, which more often than not, focuses on health & wellbeing.

For Totally Derma®, it’s all about caring for yourself from within, so to help you bring more calm into your world, and hopefully continue throughout the year, here are our tips to help you!


Stress can be an incredibly harmful factor in our lives that can give us more than just a headache. Stress can cause:

  • Inability to recover from illness
  • Inflammation
  • Low mood
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of motivation

Minimising inflammation is actually one of the key elements to boosting our inner health because it is the body’s natural defence and repair hub. When we hurt ourselves, our body reacts with swelling, redness and soreness in that area for a short amount of time while it heals. This response is not just for external injuries, it actually happens inside the body.

In our day to day lives, we are exposed to constant stress, which can trigger the inflammatory response inside the body and produces free radicals in response which, if untreated, can cause further damage and harm.


The first port of call to help reduce inflammation and free radicals within our bodies is to make sure the things we put into our body supports us in a healthy way.

One way to do this is through plant based foods – if you have already started your Veganuary challenge, then your body will be thanking you with a healthier digestive system, helping remove those toxins. It is recommended that you “eat the rainbow” with 7 portions of fruit and vegetables each day to bring vitamins, minerals and fibre into your body to help your body processes work optimally.

If you are not one to try out a plant-based diet, then why not swap one or two of your meat-based meals for a vegan option each week to help jump-start and care for your body?

Another dietary suggestion to help reduce inflammation within your body as a result of stress, is to reduce refined sugars and carbohydrates in your diet. When you consume these foods, your body reacts with a stress response as your blood sugar and insulin levels rise.

Foods such as oily fish, flaxseed nuts and seeds all contain sources of anti-inflammatory essential fats which are beneficial to your body’s response to stress. Adding these into your diet can be another way to manage and maintain your healthy body.

For a quick daily fix of anti-oxidants, add a daily supplement that you can take to help beat the harmful effects of stress on your body. For example, within our Totally Derma Collagen Drink supplement, we have added Vitamin C, grape seed extract, green tea extract, alpha lipoic acid, zinc, manganese and copper to ensure a healthy and happy body, and repair skin, hair and nails too.

Once you have developed a healthier diet and lifestyle to help your body’s reaction to stress internally, you can add other wellbeing and mindset boosters to your daily life. Whether it’s heading to the gym for a boost of energy, meeting with loved ones for conversation, or adding a relaxing bath to your night time routine while turning off screens at least an hour prior to bed, you’ll begin to create habits that help you manage your stress levels and encourage better health!

Ultimately, no matter what your plans for the year ahead, we hope you add some habits to your life to help you feel a better, healthier, and calmer self.

Totally Derma for Menopause


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The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term that is used to describe the various menopausal symptoms that transpire due to physical changes in the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract. GSM affects women’s bodies in many ways, subsequently impacting the quality of life and relationships. Common GSM signs include genital symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation; sexual symptoms, such as lack of lubrication, discomfort, or pain during or after sex; as well as urinary symptoms, including stress and urge incontinence, and recurrent urinary tract infections.

Even though GSM is estimated to affect the well-being of more than 70% of women worldwide, it is rarely talked about and many women do not seek treatment. GSM symptoms can have a profound negative impact on physical and mental health, as well as on one’s quality of life and mobility. For instance, urinary symptoms such as stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence result in many women relying on expensive absorbent underwear or limiting their outings from home in case they have an accident. Vaginal symptoms such as dryness, irritation, and painful sex can affect relationships, with many women having to abstain from having sex or experiencing discomfort and pain during or after sex. In addition to distressing GSM symptoms, women around the age of menopause also notice considerable changes to their appearance, especially skin, hair, nails, and joints. This is due to the sharp drop in collagen production, which leads to dehydrated and textured skin, loss of hair, brittle nails, and joint pain.

Given the previous efficacy of Totally Derma® nutraceutical collagen drink supplement in improving skin texture and supplying collagen to the body, we were curious to see if ingesting Totally Derma® would improve the GSM symptoms along with skin, hair, nail, and joints health in menopausal women. In the following trial, eight women were instructed to take Totally Derma®, a hydrolysed bovine collagen supplement, at night for 12 weeks. The formulation of Totally Derma® Nutraceutical Drink Supplement contains high amounts of collagen amino acid peptides, hyaluronic acid, and other synergistic co-factors which are distributed via the blood vessels into the deep layer of the skin, the dermis, where they stimulate fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid. This unique formulation contains a superior form of hydrolysed collagen, Arthred®, sourced via Gelita, AG, the collagen peptide experts. Totally Derma® has been specially formulated to reduce inflammation in the body to improve skin, hair, nail, joints, gut, bones, and menopausal health.

In this 3-month study, seven of the eight participating women were post-menopause, one was perimenopausal, and the average age was 51. Five women were using transdermal or oral HRT, in addition, one was using ovestin, one was using vagirux and one was using a DHEA supplement. The participants were asked to rate the severity of their GSM symptoms (vaginal dryness, pain during or after sex, bleeding after sex, stress urinary and urge incontinence and external genital irritation) together with the improvements in their skin, hair, nail, and joints health.

While it is a small study, the participating women have reported a 70% improvement in all GSM symptoms. Moreover, 7 of 8 women reported an improvement in their skin, nail, hair, and joint health. All women reported that bleeding after sex has stopped and all women also saw an improvement in skin hydration, skin texture and nail strength. Six women reported that their stress urinary incontinence had improved and five women said that their urge incontinence subsided as well. Six out of eight participating women have seen relief in their labial symptoms, with one experiencing no symptoms at all. Moreover, five women saw better hair growth, and three women reported a good to moderate relief in their joint pain.

You can find the comments of the women who participated in the trial below:

“Everything improved! The Vulva and Vagina have improved incredibly (a tiny bit sore still but nothing as bad as they were before Totally Derma®. The improvement started after 2 months and continues to improve every day.“

“Hurrah!! I am having pain free sex for the first time in a very long time with no bleeding afterwards. Vaginal lubrication is so much better, it is amazing to finally feel comfortable as I was so worried that my sex life was over the way it was so painful before. I am so thankful to Totally Derma®, it has transformed my life.”

“I have noticed my labia is much more comfortable and I am able to reduce the amount of Ovestin I use now, internally and externally.“

“I feel my body articulation has overall improved the longer I take it. My joints are more supple. I also feel much better hydration in my skin and vagina. It definitely takes time, patience is required but I feel my skin is smoother and firmer. Stronger nails were one of the first things I noticed as well as stronger hair. This collagen-boosting supplement is something I’ll be taking for life.”

“Skin is consistently hydrated and texture more smooth, the sporadic itchiness on my arms and legs I had been getting has stopped, feeling more fluid movement in my body.”

“My hair also feels strong and is growing fast and feels thick and soft. I am not losing it like I was before.”

“My skin is wonderful on my face with my hormonal acne now totally gone with only a little dark scaring (not sure if this will improve over time) The skin on my body is less dry with only a little itching on my arms.”