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What Are the Best Procedures to Produce Collagen?

Posted in Collagen-Boosting Spa Treatment

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Collagen is responsible for giving tissues and skin their strength and structure. Collagen is a protein that your body develops naturally from the time that you are young, and it is an essential part of maintaining that youthful glow.

Unfortunately, the production of this protein diminishes over time and results in the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Middle-aged woman enjoying her rejuvenated skin after a collagen-boosting treatment.

Middle-aged woman enjoying her rejuvenated skin after a collagen-boosting treatment.

What Causes You to Lose Collagen?

Collagen is made up of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. These develop in the connective tissues and ensure the renewal of skin cells. High levels of collagen are found in all areas of your body—in the skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. When you are young, collagen makes up one-third of the proteins in your body.

After the age of 20, the production of natural collagen begins to diminish, and over time, the lower levels of this protein lead to the development of lines and wrinkles. While aging and gravity contribute to the loss of collagen, additional factors like exposure to UV rays, smoking, high sugar consumption, and certain autoimmune disorders can expedite the process.

Which Cosmetic Services Can Help?

LIGHTWAVE LED Therapy

LIGHTWAVE LED Therapy uses a patented combination of red, blue, and infrared light to revitalize your skin and erase years of aging, sun damage, and environmental damage. When this therapy is combined with the Collagen Renewal Infusion, the light boosts collagen production to tighten and rejuvenate the skin.

Collagen P.I.N Microneedling

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy for its ability to stimulate the production of new and healthy collagen. This treatment creates small, superficial wounds in the skin that trick the body into producing high levels of collagen to assist in the healing process. This treatment not only improves skin firmness and texture, but it also enhances the look of acne scars, stretch marks, melasma, and pigmentation.

Diagram of collagen in the skin before and after cosmetic treatment.

Diagram of collagen in the skin before and after cosmetic treatment.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that gradually stimulates your body’s natural collagen production to correct aging and facial volume loss. Because this treatment works gradually and stimulates natural collagen, it lasts much longer than most dermal fillers.

Icon™ 1540 Laser Treatment

The Icon™ 1540 laser treatment uses fractional microbeams of non-ablative light energy to penetrate deep into the dermis and convince the fibroblasts in the skin to create collagen. The thermal injury caused by this laser allows for the formation of new and healthy tissue that improves signs of aging, scars, stretch marks, and pigmentation irregularities.

Laser Genesis by CUTERA®

Laser Genesis by CUTERA® approaches facial rejuvenation by gently heating the upper dermis with laser energy to correct wrinkles, fine lines, redness and other blemishing, and enlarged pores. Most patients typically need four to six treatments to start seeing optimal results, but the exact number will depend on your unique condition.

How to Prolong Your Results and Protect Your Natural Collagen

These treatments will temporarily return collagen that has been lost. Sadly, your body’s natural levels of collagen will continue to decrease due to age and external factors.

Patients can help prolong the results of their collagen-boosting treatments by protecting their skin from the sun, keeping it hydrated and moisturized, and consuming antioxidant and vitamin-rich foods. Maintenance treatments and services can be repeated as often as necessary to extend results.

To Find Out More

For more information about the importance of collagen, or to find a collagen-boosting spa treatment near you, contact the Spa at Spring Ridge by calling (610) 880-8265 or by filling out our online contact form.