Collagen. We all know we need it but what exactly is it, and why is it so important? Collagen is a protein in the human body that makes up approximately 70% of the protein in our skin and approximately 30% of the protein in our body, so when we are talking ageing, wrinkles and facial rejuvenation, collagen is very important.
Collagen is often referred to as the scaffolding of the skin, it also gives our hair, nails, bones, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons structure. Collagen is the “glue” that holds everything together and helps make nails strong, hair shine and skin radiant. So how do we increase the amount of collagen in our skin to make the most of its benefits?
How To Increase Collagen
The natural degenerative process of ageing is responsible for diminishing collagen and thus wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pain. Other factors such as sun exposure, a sugar-laden or nutrient deficient diet and smoking can also contribute to depleting collagen levels.
There are three key avenues to increasing the level of collagen in your body and skin; diet, supplements and collagen stimulating treatments. Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in protein will naturally increase your collagen levels. Protein supplements can be considered, however they should be taken in consultation with your doctor or nutritionist.
Advanced cosmetic research and development has lead us to treatments that can be used to stimulate new collagen production by tapping into the body’s natural wound healing response. Below, we discuss the collagen-boosting skin treatments that target the signs of ageing for revitalised and refreshed, younger-looking skin.
Treatments To Boost Collagen In Your Skin
Everyone’s skin condition is unique and needs a customised approach. Therefore, your first step should be to have a complete skin analysis conducted by a qualified skin therapist. Depending on your particular skin condition and concerns, one or more of the following treatments can be used as part of a bespoke skin rejuvenation plan.
Micro-Needling Radio Frequency (RF)
Secret RF uses a combination of micro-needling and radio frequency to trigger the production of new collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin to maximise the benefit. It is a highly advanced and innovative treatment for restoring the fullness to skin that is associated with youthfulness. It can be used to lift and tighten facial skin, reduce pore size and improve the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. On the body, it can be used to tighten loose skin around the knees, as well as treat scars and stretch marks.
Dermal Peels are a versatile treatment as they can be customised for most skin conditions. Collagen re-modelling is induced by removing dead skin cells and the superficial layer of the skin. Dermal peels are great for improving skin texture and for treating sun-damage, pigmentation and fine lines.
Laser Genesis Skin Therapy has been scientifically proven to stimulate the production of new collagen. It is a non-invasive, comfortable laser procedure that can treat a host of skin concerns including sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, excessive redness, large pores and uneven texture. This is a popular treatment for both men and women.
Skin Analysis & Consultation
At Appearance Clinic in Essendon, we are proud of our best-in-class team consisting of a cosmetic doctor, dermal clinician and beauty therapists. We offer state-of-the-art and medically based treatments to give you the most effective, natural-looking and long-lasting results.
We offer a complimentary consultation so you can discuss your skin concerns and goals. We will answer any questions that you have, recommend a treatment plan and what to expect before, during and after, and you will receive a personalised quote.
Simply click on the button below to book your complimentary consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our friendly and experienced team on (03) 9331 2566.