Collagen, a naturally occurring protein in the skin, is what keeps skin looking tight and young. However, as we age our collagen begins to deteriorate. Collagen deteriorates over time naturally, but a number of things can cause our skin’s collagen to deplete even more rapidly, potentially causing us to look even older than our age. If you’re looking for ways to restore your skin’s collagen and achieve more youthful-looking skin, there are a number of different treatments that can help you reverse or slow down this stressful collagen loss.
Watch Your Diet
Before we get into the specific treatments that can restore your skin’s collagen, it’s important to talk about making certain preventative lifestyle changes as well. Specifically, eating a healthier diet to stop rapid deterioration of the skin’s collagen.
Eating a diet full of junk (such as trans fats, sugar, and highly processed carbohydrates) has been scientifically proven to cause inflammation that harms our skin’s collagen. So, to prevent unnecessarily fast deterioration of the skin, it’s important to make sure you’re eating a healthy diet. If you switch to eating more healthy and raw foods like fruits and vegetables and try to cut down on junk as much as possible, you can help delay collagen loss.
Treatment Spotlight: Ultherapy
Let’s move on to some incredible medical spa treatments that can work wonders for your skin’s collagen. First up: Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is a treatment for the face, neck, and chest that can restore your skin’s collagen and help slow the aging process. Ultherapy works through the application of ultrasound energy. During an ultherapy treatment, ultrasound energy is sent into the deep tissue of the skin, which stimulates collagen growth and firms the skin. This treatment is fast, effective, and completely non-surgical. After just one treatment, you’ll notice significantly toned, lifted results.
Treatment Spotlight: Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a classic medical spa treatment. However, new advancements in skincare technology have lead to the creation of modern, specialized peels that can give even more advanced results than the chemical peels of the past, including stimulating collagen growth.
One of our favorite chemical peels for collagen growth is the VI Peel. The VI Peel works much more deeply than classic chemical peels. These deep results are achieved through a combination of powerful ingredients that are applied to the skin. Through the application of various kinds of safe acids, vitamins, and mircroelements, the VI Peel improves skin tone, reduces dark spots, softens fine lines, purifies the skin, and stimulates collagen growth.
It’s important to note that, while the VI Peel is a deep treatment, it’s not a painful treatment. Many old fashioned chemical peels were painful and many people still associate all peels with pain. The VI Peel, on the other hand, has been developed using advanced technology that allows the peel to work deeply with no pain for the patient.
Treatment Spotlight: Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing works on a huge range of issues. It’s excellent for treating scarring, dark spots, and wrinkles. As a bonus, laser resurfacing can also stimulate collagen growth.
Laser resurfacing works to stimulate collagen growth because of the way it affects our skin. A specialized laser (like our Nano-Ray laser) can be used to treat both the surface skin and the deeper layers of skin below the surface. When a laser is used to treat deep skin, collagen growth is stimulated naturally, leaving your skin looking smoother and tighter.
Restore Your Collagen at Z Cosmetic
If you’re looking to get younger-looking, smoother skin, or to stay on top of your skincare regimen, make a consultation appointment at Z Cosmetic today. At your appointment, Dr. Zadeh will examine your skin and help you develop a treatment plan that would be right for you. Whether you have a treatment in mind or need guidance on which treatment would give you your desired results, Dr. Zadeh can help you assess your unique skin needs and give you expert advice on the best treatment plan for you.
Dr. Michael Zadeh is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zadeh’s accomplishments in the field of Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics along with his commitment to superior patient care have made him a winner of multiple awards and honors.