Boosting Collagen Production in Your Face
Collagen is responsible for the structure and elasticity of your face. It gives your face a more youthful appearance. Unfortunately, your collagen production levels decrease as you age, leading to thinner, dryer, and less elastic skin. Fortunately, there are ways you can boost your collagen levels.
One place to start is taking collagen supplements. These supplements introduce more collagen into the body and can take several forms. For example, you can take powdered collagen supplements that are easily mixed into drinks. Collagen supplements are often taken for health reasons, such as supporting joints, but studies have also shown they effectively improve the appearance of the skin. Studies have reported that skin increases elasticity, moisture, and structure when taking collagen supplements.
Making small changes to your life can also help improve collagen production. For example, you can begin by eating foods rich in collagen. Foods with high levels of vitamin C are particularly effective. You can also eat foods that already contain collagen, such as bone broth. Lean protein is also adequate because the proteins contain amino acids which synthesize collagen. Lastly, it would be best to reduce or cut out certain habits. For example, minimize eating foods with added sugars and reduce smoking and drinking alcohol.
Professional treatments are one of the most effective options for boosting collagen production in your skin. Microneedling is a popular option for boosting collagen production. With this procedure, micro-wounds are created on the skin, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process and increases your body’s collagen production. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, is another common option. With PRP therapy, some of your blood is drawn, and the platelets are separated. They are then reinjected into your skin, where you’d like more collagen production. In addition, many other treatments can boost collagen production in the face, including chemical peels and dermal fillers.
With more collagen production, you can keep your skin looking younger for much longer. You have a variety of options for how to boost your collagen levels. Seeking professional treatments can improve your results and allow you to indulge in yourself.
Natural collagen production can also be stimulated by other professional treatments such as Juvederm dermal filler or Sculptra Aesthetic injections. In roughly 6-12 months of injections, new fibroblast and collagen strands replace dermal fillers, and your skin will appear better over time.
At Essential Aesthetics, you can choose from many procedures that boost your collagen levels and other beauty and health benefits. Click here to learn more about Sculptra Aesthetic: an effective collagen-boosting treatment.