Collagen: It’s More than a Buzzword

Collagen: It’s More than a Buzzword

You may not feel too happy when your skin starts to show signs of aging. Maybe you’re noticing fine lines around your mouth or wrinkles on your forehead. You don’t feel ready for an invasive procedure like a face-lift yet, but you still wish that your skin had some of the elasticity and plumpness it did when you were younger.

Fortunately, medical science has discovered the many benefits of collagen for restoring a youthful appearance to your skin. The providers at Gago Wellness explain more about these procedures.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that’s the building block of your cells and tissues. You’ll find collagen in all parts of your body, making up your connective tissues, tendons, bones, cartilage, and skin.

Collagen naturally decreases as we get older. You may notice the effects of having less collagen in slower immune response and poorer tissue repair. Decreased collagen also changes the appearance of your skin. Collagen gives your skin more elasticity and helps it look plumper and more youthful.

Skin treatments boost collagen production

Many skin treatments can help your body produce more collagen. These include the following:

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to remodel and contour the face via subdermal adipose remodeling. This means it adjusts and moves the fat underneath your skin to a more optimal position, creating more youthful-looking skin.

You can use Morpheus8 on virtually any part of the body that you want to remodel, but the most common areas for treatment are the face, periorbital area, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and legs.

The benefit of choosing this particular method is that fractionated energy is proven to rebuild collagen. It’s minimally invasive but works by using micro-pins to create a new matrix that renews and rebuilds the deeper layers of the skin.

Depending on your treatment goals, you can use Morpheus8 along with other procedures. Discuss your treatment goals with your Gago Wellness provider and see how many treatments they recommend to reach your objectives.

BBL™ BroadBand Light

BBL BroadBand Light is another treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to tighten your skin. It can produce effective change in areas that commonly show skin laxity, including the following:

BBL can make the skin look tighter and more youthful by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

You can also use BBL BroadBand Light in a photofacial. Any skin tone generally responds well to photofacials. And you don’t have to wait until you already see the effects of aging to get a photofacial. Many people find that photofacials can postpone the signs of aging.

Fractora®

Fractora is a treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the deepest layers of your skin. You can use this on any part of your body that’s showing signs of aging, including your upper and lower eyelids, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, and mouth.

It works on all skin tones. Although you’ll likely see immediate results, the effects continue to appear over a couple of weeks. Most people need between 1-6 sessions to achieve their desired outcome.

If you'd like to schedule a consultation to learn more about the procedures that can boost your skin’s collagen production, call the providers at Gago Wellness, or request an appointment online.

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