Collagen is a protein that is found throughout the human body, in our muscles and tendons, our bones, and in our skin. Simplistically put, it provides structure and strength, acting like a kind of scaffold or framework that holds everything together.
It plays an incredibly important role in terms of replacing dead skin cells, but as we age, our natural production of collagen decreases. Collagen also reduces significantly because of various environmental factors including excessive exposure to UV light. When collagen is reduced it typically results in skin that sags and forms wrinkles and lines. It can also result in the weakening of cartilage in the joints.
Collagen Fillers for Cosmetic Enhancements
The good news is that even though our natural supplies of collagen decrease with age, manmade collagen fillers can be used to removed lines, wrinkles, and even scars from our face, neck and even our hands.
Cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen include:
- Microdermabrasion Also known as the lunchtime peel, microdermabrasion is a cosmetic enhancement that removes dead skin cells from the face and encourages the growth of new healthy cells that are rich in collagen. Microdermabrasion is a quick process that takes only half an hour and will make your facial skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
- Perlane Approved by the FDA, Perlane contains both collagen and hyaluronic acid, another natural component found in the skin. So while the hyaluronic acid helps to improve the elasticity and natural fullness in the skin, the collagen fills out lines and wrinkles, particularly those between the mouth and chin. It also helps to produce new collagen in the skin and is particularly effective for getting rid of the lines that form between the nose and corners of the mouth.
- Radiesse A particularly effective cosmetic enhancement product used to stimulate the production of natural collagen in our bodies, Radiesse is used successfully to fill out age-related depressions in the face. It can even be used to sculpt the face and reshape the nose! It’s particularly effective for filling out wrinkles. The results achieved using Radiesse are very quick and they last a long time. Better still, Radiesse stimulates natural collagen.
Contact the AgeLess Center in Atlanta Georgia for these Treatments
The AgeLess Center in Atlanta offers effective cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen. Don’t delay; contact us today.