Almost a third of the protein content in our body is made up of Collagen. Although our body naturally produces Collagen, the process significantly decreases as we age. Collagen is a natural protein component that gives our skin strength, elasticity and structure, which results in an overall glow and radiance. Combat Collagen Loss by visiting Skin Med Spa today and learn more about our Collagen enhancing therapies!
What Is Collagen Loss?
You might recognize it as an ingredient in your favorite body lotion or perhaps noticed supplements in the vitamin aisle that feature it. But what is collagen, exactly — and how can you incorporate it into your life?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It gives our skin strength and elasticity, and helps replace dead skin cells.
Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down as we age. You can thank this process for wrinkles, sagging skin and weaker cartilage in your joints. Other factors, like diets high in sugar, smoking and sun exposure, also contribute to depleting collagen levels.
Causes Of Collagen Loss
Vitamin C: Vitamins plays an essential role in supporting the stability of collagen molecules. Without vitamin C, collagen production gradually slows to a standstill–a condition known as scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include loose teeth and easy bruising. Since the human body cannot generate vitamin C on its own, a diet rich in vitamin C is critical for maintaining collagen production. Sources of dietary vitamin C include citrus fruits, strawberries, red peppers and many other fruits and vegetables.
UV Radiation: Exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes proteins like collagen and elastin–both responsible for the smooth flexibility of the skin–to break down resulting in wrinkles and crevices in the skin. Exposure to natural sunlight is healthy and important for maintaining vitamin D levels; however, wear sunscreen to protect the delicate matrix of proteins supporting the skin. Avoid tanning booths as they damage skin rapidly with intense UVA light, which penetrates the skin even more deeply than natural sunlight.
Smoking: Smoking accelerates the aging process considerably adding fine lines and wrinkles to an otherwise biologically young face. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland found that smoking negatively impacted the rate of collagen I and collagen III synthesis in the skin. Slower collagen synthesis means that the skin loses some of its tensile strength and begins to sag prematurely
Aging: Unfortunately, the breakdown of proteins like collagen is an unavoidable part of the aging process. Loss of elasticity and strength results in sagging skin and wrinkles. However, collagen maintains its structural integrity for longer if it is protected from environmental threats like UV exposure.
As we age, collagen production declines — it’s happening as you read this! You’ll see notice it physically: looser skin, more wrinkles and less elasticity. Increasing collagen levels can help your skin look firmer, increase smoothness, and help your skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally.
Have you ever felt like you’ve got skeleton legs? Yup, that’s a loss of collagen rearing its head. That’s because when we lose collagen, our tendons and ligaments start moving with less ease, leading to stiffness, swollen joints and more.
Think of ingesting more collagen like greasing a creaky door hinge: It’ll help your joints move more easily, reduce joint pain and even reduce the risk of joint deterioration. A recent study even found that collagen is an effective treatment for treating osteoarthritis and other joint disorders.
- Boosts Metabolism & Energy
A boost in collagen can increase your metabolism. Glycine, found in collagen, helps pump sugar into your body’s tissue to increase energy levels. It also helps in muscle development — and muscles burn more calories than fat. Combine any supplementation with vitamin C to ensure your body can convert the collagen into a useable protein that can begin to restore the source or your energy and vitality
- Strengthens Nails & Teeth
Ever had peeling and splitting nails? Well, a lack of collagen could be to blame. Collagen protein is also the building block of your fingernails and teeth as well! Adding collagen into your diet regimen can help keep your nails strong and your teeth healthy!
At Skin Med Spa, we provide you with collagen induction therapy which is a procedure that involves repeatedly piercing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (micro-needling) in order to induce endogenous production of collagen.
Unlike dermal rollers, the Micro-Needling Device uses a precisely-controlled stamping method to reach a set depth while minimizing excess damage to the epidermis. It is safer and more effective than traditional skin needling because of the unique vertical needling technology.
- Causes collagen remodeling
- Enhances skin rejuvenation
- Skin tightening and lifting
- Acne scar / scar remodeling
- Stretchmark improvement
- Smoothens fine lines
Volume loss occurs as we age because of collagen loss, fat loss &/or redistribution and bone loss. As the skin ages the middle layer of skin thins due to collagen loss reducing the skin’s ability to retain elasticity and moisture. A youthful look depends on having the right amount of facial fat in the proper places. Facial volume loss results from redistribution, accumulation, and atrophy of fat. The fastest way to replace volume is with facial fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Lyft . You can have instant results. This can be done with one of our many dermal fillers, or a more natural approach can be achieved through our laser at Skin medical spa.
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