Women and men seeking to reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, should pick their treatments carefully. As you decide on a treatment, it’s important to consider the role of collagen in the maintenance of tight, supple skin as well as the promotion of healthy, new skin.
Collagen and the Skin
This protein can be found in every area of the body. Its primary purpose is to basically hold the body together. It is very important for muscle, bone and tendon health, as well as the skin. It’s what gives our skin its elasticity and strength, which is at its best during our younger years.
As we age, the production of collagen in the body begins to decline. However, it can be replaced or stimulated to some degree with the use of dermal fillers. There are also skin treatments available that encourage the body’s production of collagen.
Skin treatments that involve the use of some lasers are good for this purpose. Such treatments use light to gently penetrate deep into the skin to increase the production of collagen. This results in visibly smoother and younger-looking skin.
Some of our specialized dermal filler treatments are actually designed to promote neo-collagenesis in the body. This helps to stimulate the production of new, fresh collagen, which provides more long-lasting results.
Although collagen is most widely known as an ingredient in skin treatment solutions like lotions and creams, it has medical uses as well. It has a regenerating effect because it encourages the production of new tissue cells in all areas of the body. It’s contained in solutions that are used widely in the medical field for helping wounds and injuries to heal.
Fighting Back Against the Aging Process
The next time you consider having a facial treatment for skin-related issues like wrinkles and fine lines, consider the benefits of increased collagen production before deciding on a treatment. Treatments involving actual surgery tend to have negative effects later on. Non-invasive treatments that encourage natural collagen production are often the best alternative.
If you have been looking for a simple, safe and effective way to reduce the signs of aging on your face, talk to one of our experienced professionals at About Face Medical Aesthetics about collagen-stimulating treatment options. Our office is located in Stratham, and we happily serve the Portsmouth, North Hampton, Rye and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.