Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that is key for the development of our bones, skin, and muscles. It plays important roles in maintaining overall body function and supports critical tissues. It is the most abundant protein in our body, but production of collagen drops as you grow older.
Many of the symptoms associated with ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin have been correlated with this fall in collagen. To combat these changes, aesthetic treatments frequently introduce collagen into your skin to bring back youth and rejuvenation. Here are some of the benefits of collagen treatments for your face.
1. Hydrate And Plump Sagging Features
As we get older, a confluence of factors cause our skin to sag. Skin becomes less elastic, facial volumes decrease, muscle weaknesses become more obvious, and gravity takes its toll. These changes, when coupled with a drop in natural collagen production, create the sagging features that become more apparent as we age.
A simple solution to this multi-factored problem is to boost collagen production. Collagen fills in the missing volume from ageing and tightens up sagging skin. As a compound that’s 60% water, it also brings hydration and gives your face that plump, youthful glow that’s aesthetically pleasing and often desired.
2. Lift And Tighten Skin
Skin is our body’s first line of defence against the elements and it goes through a lot in a lifetime. Sun damage, environmental pollution, poor diets, and loss of fat causes skin to become more loose as we age. Skin also thins as we get older, which compounds the problem.
Collagen’s role in our face is to contribute heavily to the structural integrity of our skin. Collagen forms dense networks of supportive fibres which lift and tighten skin. When there is a drop in collagen production, these networks become compromised and the supportive fibres can no longer provide structure to the face. Aesthetic treatments like our Collagen Medi Facial aims to take advantage of collagen’s many beneficial properties by stimulating natural production of collagen for firmer and more supple skin.
3. Reduce Lines And Wrinkles
Wrinkles are some of the first clear signs of getting older. They reflect the way facial muscles contract to create our daily facial expressions. Over time this process leads to frown lines, laugh lines, and crows feet. Younger people are not as susceptible to wrinkles as their naturally high collagen production provides their skin with the elasticity and flexibility to prevent wrinkles.
Our Collagen Plus signature treatment protocol uses innovative technologies like laser therapy, intense light, and ultrasound to stimulate collagen growth naturally under your skin. With a recommended frequency of once a month, Collagen Plus treatments can reduce wrinkles while also giving you younger, more elastic skin.
4. Reduces Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is usually caused by an increase in melanin production. It can happen due to sun exposure, hormonal changes, ageing, and after injury to the skin. Collagen treatments for your face can help with reducing the intensity of hyperpigmented areas by encouraging new cell growth.
The amino acids in collagen also help to fade hyperpigmentation by improving the strength and structure of your skin. Beyond that, collagen serves a protective function within your body against oxidative free radicals and inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme that catalyses the production of melanin.
Collagen is a naturally-occurring substance that is sorely needed by the body to maintain youth and beauty. As we get older and collagen levels decrease, we might need to find ways to stimulate production. Many aesthetic treatments tap on this principle to find new ways to boost collagen production in the parts of the body where it is needed most.
With training in general medicine, general surgery, aesthetic, and regenerative medicine, Dr Kenneth Lee has a special interest in collagen and anti-ageing treatments. Make an appointment at our collagen clinic today via our contact us page, and enjoy all the benefits that come from naturally boosting the levels of collagen in your skin.