What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and accounts for approximately one-third of its protein composition. It’s one of the primary building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen is often referring to as the “glue” that holds the body together. In fact, the word “Collagen” is derived from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.
How Collagen Impacts the Aging Process
When the body is young, the collagen is produced in abundance and supports the skin and muscles for a plump fresh appearance. However, collagen production begins to decline around the age of 25, and by 40, the body is losing more collagen than it is producing. As the years go on, collagen production continues to decrease more significantly. Other lifestyle factors play a role in decrease collagen faster, such as smoking, sugar intake, and ultraviolet rays.
Because collagen provides firmness and structure to our skin, the decrease in collagen leads to wrinkles and sagging of skin. As the collagen breakdown dominates collagen overproduction, the skin becomes dehydrated and thinner, and aging signs start to appear.
How to Stimulate Collagen
Don’t panic! There are ways to multiple ways to stimulate collagen to slow down the signs of aging.
1.) Dermal Fillers: Fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body, that are injected into the skin to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. However, dermal fillers also prompt your body to make new collagen, which results in smoother skin and volume in all the right areas.
2.) Micro-needling PRP: Micro-needling utilizes tiny needles to create micro-channels (small holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and produces collagen and elastin. This specialized technique will refine lines and wrinkles, diminish acne scars and stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) works by utilizing your own natural platelets to instruct the body to create new collagen for a firm, smooth, and radiant skin. The PRP is applied to the surface of the skin to increase its healing and rejuvenating properties. This treatment enhances the shape of your face and restores volume to it. The rejuvenation process can begin quickly and can result in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars.
3.) PRX Liquid Lift: The PRX-T33 biorevitalization peel is an innovative TCA peel technique that stimulates the skin’s regeneration without involving exfoliation of the epidermis. It helps to strengthen the skin’s radiance and brightness, correct skin imperfections of the skin, and reduce stretch marks.
Biorevitalization is a treatment process that reinvigorates the deep layers of skin by restoring hydration and stimulating collagen production that leads to natural skin regeneration. The PRX-T33 biorevitalization peel leverages the power of needle-free skin rejuvenation for immediate and long-lasting results.