You know that your body changes with time. From achier joints to wrinklier skin, the years aren’t overly kind to your physical form.
To a large extent, the unwelcome changes in your appearance come down to one key protein: collagen. This protein serves as a connector throughout your body, playing a role in everything from your muscles and tendons to your skin.
The problem? Your body starts making less of it over time.
The good news? We can help you reverse that collagen loss. With services from microneedling to laser energy treatment, Robert M. Olson, MD and our team can encourage your skin to make more collagen. That means we have the power, at least to some extent, to help you turn back the clock here at LH Spa & Rejuvenation in Livingston and Madison, New Jersey.
Understanding collagen through the years
After age 20, your body makes about 1% less collagen year after year. At first, you probably don’t notice this change. As time marches on, though, the lessened quantity of this key protein starts to take a toll.
In your skin, you can literally see the effects. With less of this structural protein, your skin gets thinner and saggier. You notice wrinkles paired with a less radiant texture and tone. Long story short, a lot of the unwelcome cosmetic changes that happen with aging can be attributed to collagen.
Fortunately, we have ways to directly address your collagen levels.
Reversing collagen loss
Dr. Olson and our team offer several different options to stimulate your natural collagen production processes.
With microneedling, we use specialized devices to create tiny pinpricks on the surface of your skin. This tricks your body into thinking it’s been injured. As part of the healing process, your body naturally makes more collagen.
Beyond that, we also offer laser treatment, which uses therapeutic energy to stimulate collagen production. Our options here include:
Plus, your choices don’t stop there. You can also explore a booster injection with methionine, an antioxidant that plays a key role in your body’s collagen production processes, or treatments like a VI Peel.
Ultimately, your body will make less collagen as you get older, but we have several ways to minimize collagen loss in your skin. To find the right options for you, call the LH Spa & Rejuvenation office nearest you.