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5 Collagen-Boosting Treatments That Really Work

before and after ultherapy

Before and after Ultherapy

Collagen is what’s responsible for giving our skin its strength and structure. A protein that your body develops naturally, collagen is an essential piece of maintaining a youthful glow. The production of this essential protein diminishes over time and results in the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Fortunately, collagen production can be stimulated, and numerous scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of collagen induction for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Our Bodies Need Collagen

Different forms of collagen are produced naturally by the body, each for a unique purpose. Because of the triple helix form of collagen, this protein can withstand a great deal of torque and force. It has many uses as an incredibly flexible protein substance, including flexible support for dermal layers and joint cartilage. Collagen also helps to keep our bones healthy and strong and promotes the healing of wounds.

How the Body Produces Collagen Naturally

Our bodies produce most of the collagen we need. However, external collagen sources can come from the foods we eat or from supplements. Hormones stimulate collagen production, and any interruption of these hormone signals can lead to a decrease in your body’s natural collagen production levels. This is especially true for females during and after menopause.

Effective Treatments For Increasing Natural Collagen Production

Ultherapy Mini Lift 

Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy to loose, aging skin and gives a jumpstart to a new collagen production cycle. As the new collagen develops, older skin structures are revitalized and thickened. Ultherapy is often referred to as a non-invasive facelift because results give you tighter skin without ever making a single incision.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a facial treatment that utilizes specific chemicals to remove old skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. This in-depth exfoliation process stimulates collagen production underneath the skin while simultaneously removing dead skin cells on the surface. The results are a smoother appearance with a more evened-out skin tone.

Microneedling

Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, stimulates the production of new and healthy collagen. This treatment works by creating minor, superficial wounds in the skin that trick the body into producing high collagen levels to assist in healing. This treatment effectively improves skin firmness and texture while enhancing the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, melasma, and pigmentation.

HydraFacial

The HydraFacial is an advanced skincare treatment that pairs cutting-edge technology with revolutionary microcurrent serums to hydrate and nourish the skin for a glowing, rejuvenated look and feel. The HydraFacial treatment is known for its ability to fight the effects of aging while also working to smooth wrinkles and fine lines by boosting the production of collagen and elastin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy 

IPL treatments use photofacial rejuvenation technology to diminish the effects of photoaging on the skin. This method specifically targets issues that are derived from sun exposure. Additionally, there is the added benefit of increasing your natural collagen production.

The Link Between Collagen and Anti-Aging

Collagen is an essential factor in the overall health and appearance of your skin. As collagen production starts to decrease with age, increasing production is your best weapon against reducing the visible signs of aging. Our skin is an incredible organ that resists damage while protecting our bodies. Over time, the skin begins to show signs of the war it has fought for us.

Could Your Collagen Production Use a Boost?

Collagen provides your skin with elasticity and shape. While your body naturally produces less collagen over time, a medical spa treatment can boost production levels in many different ways. Every skin type is different, and everyone has a unique set of needs to be addressed. If you’re ready to learn more about boosting your collagen, contact Laser Aesthetic Center.

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