Collagen – the fountain of youth!

We all know collagen is the secret to eternally youthful and plump skin, but what’s the best way to get it into your system?

Collagen has infiltrated water-cooler conversations far and wide, with recommendations for bone broth, skincare brands and high-tech beauty treatments. After all, it is the most abundant protein in the body, ensures our skin – as well as our tendons, ligaments, joints, bones and muscles to function at optimal levels.

The word “collagen” comes from the Greek kolla, meaning “glue”, and it does – quite literally – hold us together. When we are born, our bodies are full of this wonderful stuff, giving us plump, soft, elastic skin, as well as the ligament, muscle and joint health we take for granted as youths.  And then…we age!

What Happens When We Age?

Fine lines and wrinkles, less elasticity and poorer texture appear on the outside of our bodies, while our ligaments, tendons, joints and muscles get progressively creakier on the inside. What should we do to boost it in our bodies? The answers are interesting, confusing and controversial.

Will Supplements and Skin Care Help?

While some doctor’s believe that upping your antioxidants, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids via food can only go so far, collagen supplements should be taken from age 30 onwards to help boost and build your collagen. Others swear by bone broth in combination with a high-quality collagen enriched products and take them for a minimum of three months to see results.

When it comes to skincare, the skin is waterproof to a certain degree and therefore, products need to go high-tech to be effective. Active ingredients must be hydrolyzed, breaking them into peptides to pass through the skin and help promote the synthesis of collagen and prevent its deterioration.

The use of vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid is one way to boost production and another is via collagen-boosting facial treatments, like microneedling or nano skin refining treatments.

Collagen Stimulating Treatments

For faster and longer-lasting results, most skincare professionals agree that high-tech beauty must come to the rescue. Grier maps out tried-and-tested options such as IPL (intense pulsed light), lasers, RF (radio frequency) and microneedling. Very simply put, micro-traumas boost collagen production as the body rushes in automatic-healing processes. CIT (collagen induction therapy) in the form of microneedling with the MD Needle Pen, creating a physical passage of microscopic holes in the skin, allowing strategic products to effectively penetrate.

In theory, there’s a level of collagen for everyone, but do your homework on the quality, source and company. Unfortunately, there’s no miracle here. Take the time and focus on how you are treating your body both internally and externally. It’s about taking care of the overall support structure of the skin to help build a strong foundation.

If you’re searching for better skin, include a combination of machines and hands-on treatments, plus diet, supplementation and home care. If you need to kick-start your collagen production, let us at The Laser Image Company help you with treatments and skin care that will make your skin looking youthful again!

Charlotta Pettersson

Charlotta Pettersson, Medical Aesthetician, has been in beauty industry since 2002. She is internationally trained at the School for Estheticians and Cosmetologists in Stockholm, Sweden and has a masters in fashion, print and beauty makeup. Her experience working with top plastic surgeons has led to the creation of new advance skin treatments. About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments using Microneedlng with PRP. Our injectable specialists use Botox to smooth lines and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Radiesse and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Vanquish for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by Dr. Rubaum for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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