It happens to all of us sooner or later. You look in the mirror and notice your skin is looser, thinner, and maybe you have a few more wrinkles than before. Why? It all comes down to collagen loss. Collagen is one of the primary skin-tightening substances that gives your skin its elasticity and firmness. It’s what helps your skin snap back into place whenever you stretch it out with your muscles. The only problem with this miraculous substance is that it is in limited supply. This cosmetic concern starts to occur significantly after the age of 20 and only gets worse from there. What can be done?
Why Does It Occur?
Before we talk about what we can do about your skin losing collagen, it’s important to understand that collagen loss is simply a factor of age. Your environment (sun, pollution, oxidants, and diet) can also accelerate this cosmetic concern.
While we can’t necessarily prevent collagen loss, there are things we can do to slow it down or restore it. Our range of treatment options can slow down and stimulate new collagen production to help you restore your youthful glow naturally.
What Are the Effects?
Collagen loss shows itself in the skin that is more wrinkled, thinner, and less hydrated. There is no health issue associated with loss of collagen, but it makes you look unmistakably older, which is why so many people seek ways to restore lost collagen, or at least, simulate the appearance of more collagen.
What Can We Do About Collagen Loss?
We can address lost collagen in the skin with many procedures including fillers, lasers, and injectables to name a few. Many fillers are concentrations of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that the body also produces which can mimic the effects of collagen, giving lips, cheeks, and related areas more volume and hydration for a plumper, younger appearance.
At Graceful Wellness, we offer you a personalized treatment plan to restore a natural youthful appearance. We educate you on each option, some of which are listed below: