When it comes to healthy, young-looking skin, collagen is by far your BFF. Your body produces collagen naturally and it is responsible for skin elasticity and that glowing look. Unfortunately, as you age, your body’s natural production of collagen decreases. This results in fine lines, loose skin, or increased dryness.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is responsible for providing strength and structure to your skin. It is also a building block for the body and is not only in your skin, but in your muscles, blood, and bones. Your body is always making collagen, though age and a variety of different factors can affect its production. Things like excessive sun exposure, smoking, and an unhealthy diet reduce your ability to produce collagen. Along with age, these factors reduce collagen levels and contribute to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Giving Your Skin a Boost
As you age, it is essential to help ensure your body continues to produce collagen. A healthy diet full of protein-rich foods provides the body with the amino acids it needs to produce collagen. But eating a healthy diet isn’t always enough. Sometimes your BFF needs a little boost. But how do you restore collagen to your face? There are a variety of different facial spa treatments that can feed your BFF and get that collagen production flowing.
Collagen-Boosting Cosmetic Treatments
When it comes to collagen boosts, there are a variety of different treatments to consider. Each one offers various benefits, but each one helps promote collagen production and helps reduce signs of aging and promote a healthy glow.
- Pellevé — Pellevé wrinkle reduction is a facial treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to boost collagen production while helping to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. These safe and gentle radiofrequency waves target your facial skin and heat the underlying dermis layer. This wakes up your BFF and stimulates collagen production. Treatment typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour and requires no downtime.
- Microneedling — Microneedling, uses tiny needles puncture the skin, causing trauma that promotes collagen production. While the initial inflammation and superficial swelling produces radiant and plump skin immediately, the effects on collagen production from microneedling continue months after the procedure.
- Sciton BBL Photofacial – Sciton BBL Photofacials use intense pulsed light therapy to stimulate collagen production. It also helps to eliminate fine blood vessels and reduce dark spots. During the treatment, a small handpiece glides over the skin, delivering light pulses. Each treatment lasts about 30 minutes. This treatment requires a couple appointments to achieve maximum results.
- Clear + Brilliant – Clear + Brilliant’s advanced laser technology works similar to microneedling in that it causes skin trauma to stimulate collagen production. Each treatment lasts about an hour and begins with a topical anesthetic for comfort. You can experience subtle redness and inflammation for a few hours after the procedure but within a few days will notice much softer and brighter skin. Best results occur with 4 to 6 treatments.
Collagen Can Rejuvenate Your Skin
The key to a good friendship is making sure your friend is happy. In regards to your skin, these various treatments are a great option to promote healthy collagen production and a lasting friendship. Keep your collagen happy and your glowing, wrinkle-free skin will thank you.
WellSkin Medical Spa in Dallas is dedicated to providing patients with premier beauty treatments for optimal skin health and beauty. Founded by Licensed Medical Aesthetician Tonja Wells, WellSkin relies on advanced technologies to deliver refreshed skin, a better complexion, and even an enhanced body, all without surgery, stitches or scars.
The med spa offers today’s latest non surgical cosmetic enhancements, including BOTOX Cosmetic, injectable fillers, laser hair removal and facial treatments.