Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin are all part of the natural aging process, and collagen (or lack thereof) is often the culprit. The loss of collagen with age causes our skin to lose its firmness, and nowhere is this more evident than in our faces. While you can’t stop the aging process, there are ways to help rebuild collagen in your face.
What Is the Difference Between Collagen & Elastin?
Although the two proteins are closely associated and work together, they have two very different jobs. Collagen is a protein found in our connective tissue that provides structure, support, and strength to your skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. Elastin provides our skin resilience and elasticity, allowing it to return to its original shape.
These crucial skin components naturally decline as we age and weaken the skin’s inner structure. Factors such as UV light from the sun, pollution, and smoking can accelerate the breakdown and slow the production of these important proteins. The good news is that there are several aesthetic treatments and products that can help rebuild or restore collagen for smoother, younger-looking skin.
How To Rebuild Lost Collagen
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your body’s own wound-healing processes to enhance collagen production. A controlled microscopic wound is created during this treatment, which stimulates our skin’s natural healing response to produce more collagen and elastin. This can address concerns with texture, hyperpigmentation, scarring, large pores, or fine lines and wrinkles.
Though microneedling may be performed with or without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), studies have shown that when used in combination, it can enhance collagen and elastin production in deeper skin levels. It is one of the most powerful ways to tighten facial skin and improve other common issues. Microneedling is typically done in a series of three to six treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results.
SkinMedica® TNS Advanced+ Serum
SkinMedica® TNS® Advanced+ Serum improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. It’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. Visible results are seen in just two weeks, and results continue improving with daily use.
Did you know that collagen within our vaginal walls breaks down with age and after childbirth? The good news is we can treat this area and promote the stimulation of new collagen production for healthier vaginal tissue. FemTouch is a fast, efficient, and simple laser treatment applied along the vaginal walls. It delivers a gentle, controlled ablation and coagulation of the vaginal lining for improved women’s health. This treatment can help improve symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy and dryness, stress urinary incontinence, and vaginal laxity after childbirth.
FemTouch is minimally invasive, non-surgical, and non-hormonal. The procedure requires two to four treatment sessions to provide optimal results.
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