Our skin is made mainly of collagen, which is a protein. More than 80% (dry weight) of our skin is made of collagen. There are three major parts to our skin: collagen, elastin, GAGs, Glycosaminoglycans.
Collagen is a main structural protein found throughout our body. Collagen provides the strength our tissue and organs require while elastin provides the ability to stretch and recoil.
As we age and we subject our skin to greater and greater amounts of sun damage, we degrade our skin’s collagen, causing the look and feel of our skin to degrade as well. The ability of our skin to develop healthy collagen diminishes and we are left with collagen that is damaged.
Stimulate New Collagen Growth
The goal of most skin rejuvenation treatments is to stimulate new collagen development through a process called neocollagenesis. Many treatments use lasers, radiofrequency or IPL, while others such as hyaluronic acid injections to stimulate its production.
Delay Skin Aging
Avoid the sun and using sunscreen with high SPF is the best way to protect your skin. The UV damage from the sun is serious and protecting your skin is the best way to ensure you will have youthful skin for many years