Collagen Rejuvenation

Collagen Rejuvenation

Many of us today are concerned with our appearance, especially the face. This is the first place someone looks when you meet them. I think we'll all agree, the younger and smoother your face looks, the better.

There are many wonderful supplements that are available now. One supplement is collagen injections.

Natural collagen is a hard protein that makes up bones, joints, tissues and fibers. The skins collagen content is found in the dermis layer, 4-5 layers beneath the surface, along with elastic fibers made of elastin.

The skins collagen is rebuilt and replaced on a regular basis, as our bodies grow and develop. New cells are formed and travel to the skin's surface, where old damaged cells slough off. In a young person, it takes less than a month for this cellular rejuvenation process to complete. In an older person, the process is much slower.

The skins collagen fibers can be damaged by UV radiation from the sun, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and free radicals, which are produced during exposure to UV rays and during exposure to toxins.

Collagen injections are one of the most common methods of treating facial skin imperfections. Collagen is a natural protein substance that makes it safe and easy to use in treating problems such as wrinkles and scars. The skin gets some of its natural elasticity from collagen in the body. As we age the collagen tends to lose its elasticity and breaks down. Adding new collagen can help to make skin suppler and therefore reduce sagging and wrinkling.

Collagen injections are one of the most common types of cosmetic facial injections available. Because collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the body there are few if any side effects when it is used as a cosmetic injection. Collagen injections have been shown to be very safe and effective and have been used to successfully treat facial wrinkles for many years.

Collagen injections are used to temporarily correct lines, wrinkles, and scars that occur on the face. Collagen works by plumping up the skin so that the lines and wrinkles are no longer noticeable. It effectively reduces the appearance of crows feet, the wrinkle lines that occur on the outside corners of the eyes. It is also good for frown lines, the ridges that happen on the forehead. Another use for collagen is to add fullness to the lips.

Collagen injections are administered by a qualified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon and are done as an outpatient treatment in the doctor's office. The treatment is done quickly. The doctor injects the collagen substance into the areas of the face using a small needle. Typically no anesthetic is needed and the patient feels only a slight pinch when the needle enters the skin. Treatments take under an hour to complete and the patient may immediately return to normal activities.

Collagen injections work best for smaller lines, wrinkles, and scars. It is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to provide a more youthful overall facial appearance. Collagen injections provide a temporary fix with the results lasting six months or longer.