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What is Collagen and How Can You Boost It? Top Skincare Treatments for Collagen Production

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that contains essential amino acids that help maintain and repair tendons, bones and joints. Additionally, collagen plays a vital role in your skin's elasticity, strength, and structure.

Collagen production starts to decline in your mid-20s to early 30s, making your skin more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging as you get older. While collagen loss is naturally inevitable, factors like smoking, drinking and UV exposure can speed up the process. 

The good news is that many treatments and products are available today that seek to boost collagen production and help your skin remain supple and smooth. Read on to learn more about your options for maintaining your skin's collagen for years to come.  

Top Procedures that Can Help Restore Collagen

IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatments help you achieve a more even skin tone and youthful appearance. This non-invasive treatment uses intense pulsed light under the skin's surface to initiate the body's repair response. This response then tells the body to generate more collagen. IPL helps treat sunspots and other pigmentation issues while improving your skin's firmness and texture. 

Another excellent option for maintaining your skin's collagen is through RF Microneedling. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the outer layer of your skin, which then initiates a response from the body to generate new collagen fibers. By boosting your skin's collagen production, RF Microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin firmness, and diminish the appearance of acne scars.

As collagen production slows, you may notice more fine lines and wrinkles in areas of your face that experience frequent movement. Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) fillers help to address dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle motion, nasolabial folds from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth, chin lines and expression lines around the mouth caused by smiling. Injecting hyaluronic acid filler into the skin helps to provide needed moisture and sustain collagen production.

Tackle aging skin and boost collagen while you enjoy the rejuvenating effects of HydraFacial treatments. HydraFacial therapy incorporates a fast, multi-step approach to skin rejuvenation. These 30-minute treatments include physical and chemical exfoliation to extract embedded debris, impurities, dead skin cells, and oils. The final step includes an infusion of antioxidants to help maintain existing collagen fibers and generate new collagen fibers that keep your skin firm. 

Another way to boost collagen production is through Celluma LED therapy. LED therapy uses different wavelengths of light (primarily red and blue) to improve skin health. The red light used during this treatment helps the body generate collagen and elastin, keeping your skin smoother and fuller and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 

More Ways to Boost Your Collagen

Beyond these treatment options, many products on the market may help boost collagen production. From collagen supplements to collagen powders to collagen serums, there are many ways to supplement your body’s natural collagen supply.

Formulated by Dr. Evans, SoCo Skin Free Collagen Serum is filled with nourishing ingredients such as CoQ10, Emblica, bearberry, and Vitamins A, C, and E. This serum moisturizes your skin and helps boost collagen production, making it the perfect addition to your anti-aging regimen.

Boost Collagen with the Right Skin Care Treatments

There are many helpful options to consider, whether you are starting to notice an uptick in your skin's fine lines and wrinkles or looking to slow collagen loss before it begins. From skincare treatments to topical products that boost the body's collagen production, the specialists at SoCo Derm are standing by to help you achieve your skin goals.

For more information on the state of your skin and which services would be best for you, call (203) 323-5660, and schedule an appointment with one of our dermatology specialists today. 

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