Collagen? What is the fuss all about?

Collagen

I am sure that many of you are familiar with the word “Collagen”. We see the word “Collagen” everywhere, from skincare adverts to various aesthetic treatments, but you may not realise how crucial this is to reverse the signs of ageing.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is one of the most important proteins in the body, working with elastin to strengthen the skin. In fact, 30% of our total protein in the body is collagen.

There are 28 types of collagen in our body and 2 are vital components of the skin, Type 1 & Type3. These make up around 80% of the dry weight of our skin, which means that when we remove the water, 80% of what’s left is collagen.

Our bodies produce plenty of collagen when we are young. Then after the age of 25, we lose about 1% of our collagen every year. This leads to a gradual loss of skin laxity and gaining fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why collagen production is one of the most critical anti-ageing factors for our skin.

What can you do to produce more collagen?

The great thing is that we have various treatments to boost our body’s collagen production, such as RF Microneedling and HIFU. These treatments allow us to achieve natural youthful-looking results with virtually no downtime. They stimulate collagen by a “Wound healing response”. The wound is caused by heating the collagen or creating microchannels.

How long does it take to see the results?

Collagen cells take 60-90 days to form properly, so the ultimate results are typically seen approximately 3 months after the last treatment. Maintenance sessions are recommended to keep collagen production stimulated to lift, firm, and tighten the skin.

Want to try our Collagen Boosting treatments?

We offer Radiofrequency Microneedling and HIFU as well as our Skin Journey Package. Contact us if you would like to find out more.

 

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