Why Does Collagen Matter so Much?
When reading through descriptions of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures or skin care products, a common link among these procedures and products is their ability to “stimulate collagen production.” While this phrase may seem like white noise, it is this fact that determines how well the procedure or product will work for you. Collagen is one of the essential factors in youthful and rejuvenated skin. It’s the loss of collagen that causes your skin to age and lose its vitality and structure.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is an essential protein found naturally in your skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. Collagen is present in the deeper layers of the dermis, and along with elastin, collagen provides strength and structure to the skin, keeping it firm.
Collagen loss is inevitable. It is estimated that everyone loses one percent of collagen production every year after the age of 20. This continual loss leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines as well as the loss of skin elasticity. Factors such as smoking and prolonged exposure to UV light causes collagen production to decline more rapidly.
What Can Be Done?
There are many procedures offered at Aspire Medispa that can slow the loss of collagen and stimulate the production of new collagen.
ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™
The ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser treatments use a fractional CO2 laser that targets the epidermal and dermal layer of the skin to stimulate collagen production. This powerful laser ablates the top layer of skin to reveal the healthier layer of skin beneath and stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers. In addition to stimulating collagen, these treatments reinvent your complexion by tightening the skin and addressing brown spots, texture irregularities, sun-damaged skin, and wrinkles.
Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite
The Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite helps in the production of collagen by creating a series of micro-wounds to the skin. This process is referred to as collagen induction therapy. When the skin attempts to heal these tiny wounds, an increased amount of collagen is produced, and the skin becomes thicker and smoother. This treatment can help restore a youthful quality to the face, hands, neck, legs, and back.
If you are interested in learning more about the impact of collagen on the skin and how it can help in the anti-aging process, contact Dr. Chin at Aspire Medispa by calling (559) 435-8477 to set up a consultation.