When you’re young, your body produces all the collagen you need, and you never give it a second thought. Your skin is naturally youthful and vibrant and supple — why would it ever not be that way?
After you hit your mid-20s, you start to notice some signs that your skin may not look quite as youthful as it once did. That’s because your body is now producing less collagen, a protein that helps your skin maintain its natural elasticity and strength.
Without intervention, your body will continue to produce less and less collagen each year. Here at Skin Med Spa, we know this is the opposite of what our patients desire, so we offer several treatments to reverse collagen loss and rejuvenate your skin.
Let’s take a look at seven of them.
The microneedling process uses tiny needles to create small punctures in your skin. This encourages your skin to heal itself, which naturally produces more collagen. As you produce more collagen, your skin can heal itself even more effectively.
With PRP therapy, platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your own blood and then reinjected into the area of your skin you want to heal. PRP is full of nutrients, which stimulate collagen production, bringing repair and growth to your skin. This works well when done in conjunction with microneedling.
We can also take advantage of the latest technology with the Lumenis® M22™ laser to resurface your skin. Our experts will use the laser to send concentrated pulses of light at the area of skin you’re targeting, which will remove the damaged outer layer of skin and heat the underlying layer of skin, stimulating new collagen growth.
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that are placed underneath your skin to restore lost volume. The fillers stimulate collagen production as they improve the contours of your face, resulting in a more youthful look.
Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin by stripping away the damaged top layer of skin. When this takes place, collagen production is also stimulated.
Retinoid creams include compounds derived from vitamin A. These substances can increase the turnover of skin cells in both your epidermis and dermis, which increases collagen production as new cells are formed.
Hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient in the fillers we mentioned above that increases the amount of collagen in your skin. It can also be applied as a serum or lotion to rejuvenate your skin.
Vitamin C is vital to the production of collagen, so taking 500-1000 mg per day of vitamin C will help keep your collagen production levels high as you age.
Now that you have options to solve your problem of collagen loss, you need someone to guide you through the process. The expert team at Skin Med Spa stands ready and willing to help. Just call our office, or book an appointment with our online scheduler.