The dermatologists estimate that collagen – an incredible protein responsible for keeping the skin firm, youthful, and vibrant starts diminishing as you age. The production declines by 1% each year as you turn 20. By the time you turn 40, one loses over 30% collagen. This means – visible lines, wrinkles, skin losing elasticity, uneven tone.
Let’s have a look at available treatments to restore youthful radiance through various ways – for instance, adopting collagen-boosting techniques to trigger the revitalization of collagen. And our celebrity skin expert Dr. Harshna Bijlani will also share her favorite facials!
Collagen boosting facials
Peels are an effective non-surgical way that can help in restoring skin quality by resurfacing the top layers to give a polished look. The process involves exfoliating the top skin layer to activate elastin & collagen production. Customized peels that suit the nature of one’s skin ensure guaranteed results. It replenishes the skin, making it healthy, glowing, radiant, and supple.
Micro-needling collagen boosting facial increases the blood circulation, regenerates the complexion, and restores the glow. A sterile micro-needling pen creates tiny bruises through a controlled thousand micro punctures in the skin. It triggers the immune system to heal the bruised skin and activates the natural collagen & elastin production – the skin’s extracellular matrix. An increased blood flow ushers nutrients to the punctured area. New tissues rich in collagen and elastin are formed that help plump up the skin. As your skin repairs naturally, it restores the tone, texture, and firmness. Collagen boosting facials are a proven way to target skin concerns like fine lines, visible pores, sagginess, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles.
Another procollagen treatment – is the laser facial. Short and powerful bursts of lasers reach under the skin’s surface and stimulate collagen production. This laser technology leaves the skin surface intact. The treatment helps in reducing pigmentation, scars, wrinkles, and textural anomalies. Each wavelength is unique to a specific problem. Often, lasers are combined with other treatments like chemical peels, fillers, and injectables to achieve the targeted results.
Let’s have a look at what an industry expert – Dr. Harshna Bijlani [MBBS, MRCGP (Lon), D. Derm (Aus), DGM (Lon), DRCOG (Lon), DFFP (Lon)], a renowned Celebrity Skin Expert & Medical Head of TheAgeLess Clinic has to say about the best facial treatment to stimulate the collagen.
“Hyaluronic acid in the form of supplements aids in boosting collagen levels. As the molecule is larger, the absorption isn’t as great through topical creams. One should look out for these collagen boosters that deliver visible results – some examples are Volite, Profhilo, Restylane Vital.
Another state-of-the-art treatment to enhance skin quality would be PRP Facials (also known as collagen induction therapy). The platelet-rich plasma therapy involves your blood sample containing platelet-rich plasma with high levels of healing proteins and growth factors that induce more collagen and elastin production. This therapy restores the suppleness, firmness, and texture of your skin, bringing a new glow with rejuvenation!
The combination of micro-needling and PRP aids in enhancing the quality of your facial skin even better.
Ultrasound is a relatively new treatment option for people with sagging skin. It helps lift the skin and promotes collagen production by targeting deep tissue layers.
One such non-invasive and pain-free treatment, there is no cutting or stitches involved. The number of sessions to achieve the desired goal revolves around the skin type.
Having a look at one of the latest advancements involved in collagen-boosting technologies is InMode’s Morpheous8® – a minimally invasive and body fractional remodeling technique that uses a unique blend of fractional radiofrequency and micro-needling. It contours and enhances the texture by targeting signs of aging, irregularities, and pigmentation without visible scarring. Trusted by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Bella Thorne, and Iggy Azalea, this cutting-edge technology even works on cellulite and stretch marks!”
Skincare with collagen-boosting ingredients
Retinols are another most effective ingredients to ease skin aging. They are known to rebuild collagen. Retinoids derived from vitamin A come in the form of topical creams that improve skin’s appearance by diminishing lines and wrinkles, receding acne and breakouts. Vitamin A promotes new collagen formation by increasing the cell count and reversing the signs of aging. The result – smooth, radiant, blemish-free skin.
Another collagen-enhancing magical ingredient would be Vitamin C. Not only essential for collagen production but also its maintenance, it promotes the well-being of the skin. Acting as a topical antioxidant, vitamin C shields the skin from oxidative stress responsible for sabotaging collagen. The vitamin promotes elasticity, firmness, and skin brightening.
With all the above techniques and the professional treatments available, opt for qualified, well-known, reputable, and experienced practitioners.
There is indeed no better time than today to start caring for your skin and boost your collagen levels!
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