What Collagen injections are really like for your skin?
Healthy, young and supple skin we have thanks to the main building material, which is collagen. Unfortunately, with age, its production decreases, fibers become weaker and weaker and our skin is less elastic. After the age of 25, we begin to lose as much as 1.5% collagen per year, resulting in the creation of the first wrinkles.
During the ageing process, in addition to the decrease in skin elasticity associated with the reduction of the amount of collagen and elastin fibers, the amount of subcutaneous fat is also reduced, and facial muscles become weaker. The result is the appearance of gravity wrinkles and noticeable changes in the face oval. However, we can counteract it, and the best way to fight the loss of collagen is to supplement its deficiencies and to eliminate the effects of its loss.
Injectable collagen creates optimal conditions for the reconstruction of the dermis and collagen fibers. The mechanism of action is based on modification of the extracellular matrix causing multiplication of fibroblasts and production of collagen type III. Stimulation of fibroblasts in the lower layer of connective tissue causes changes in the thickness and structure of the skin, increasing its elasticity and density.
The unique bioregenerative ability that collagen possesses makes this procedure unlimited, which means that it will be just as effective in young people, just after 25 years of age, as well as in very mature patients with advanced aging. Importantly, collagen is a modern and safe product registered as a medical device. The atelocollagen, deprived of telopeptide endings, means that collagen therapy does not cause side effects or allergic reactions. Call today to book your consultation 07747474755.
Dr Małgorzata Lewicka-Kisiel
Face and Neck Surgery Consultant