Aging is inevitable. As you grow older, you inevitably find wrinkles, creases, and fine lines etched on your skin. While you can’t stop aging, modern aesthetic medicine has granted us the power to stave off its effects. Thanks to collagen-boosting treatments like Sculptra, microneedling, and laser treatments, we can activate your body’s innate collagen production capabilities and help you achieve smooth, revitalized, youthful skin.
The Role of Collagen
Collagen is a fibrous, structural protein that makes your skin look firm, taut, and elastic. It binds skin tissues together against the force of gravity, ensuring your skin looks tight and youthful. However, as you grow older, your skin’s collagen production naturally declines, leading to sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Over time, factors like aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can deplete collagen levels, leading to visible signs of aging.
Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), and it stimulates collagen synthesis through neocollagenesis. When Sculptra is injected into the skin, PLLA microparticles act as a biocompatible scaffold. This scaffold triggers the body’s immune response, prompting fibroblast cells to deposit collagen fibers around the PLLA particles. Over time, as the PLLA is gradually absorbed, the newly formed collagen remains, reinforcing the skin’s structure. The result is increased skin thickness and improved elasticity.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, involves the controlled creation of thousands of microscopic injuries in the skin’s dermal layer using fine needles. During the procedure, fine needles penetrate the skin’s outer layer, creating controlled, minuscule wounds. This activates the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms, including the release of growth factors and stimulation of fibroblast cells, which produce collagen and elastin. As collagen remodels and rebuilds over time, your skin looks smoother, firmer, and more youthful.
Sublative Facial Rejuvenation
Sublative Facial Rejuvenation uses bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) energy to revitalize the skin’s underlying structure. Our cosmetic providers use the Sublative handheld device to deliver bi-polar radiofrequency and light energy deep within your skin, creating controlled thermal injuries. These micro-injuries catalyze the skin’s natural healing response, triggering collagen and elastin production. The RF energy also remodels the existing collagen fibers, improving skin texture and reducing imperfections such as fine lines and scars.
Frax 1550 Laser Treatment
The Frax 1550 Laser Treatment is a state-of-the-art solution for skin resurfacing. This fractional non-ablative laser system creates micro-columns of energy in the skin, effectively removing old pigmented cells and stimulating collagen growth. What sets Frax 1550 apart is its customizable approach, allowing us to adjust the pulse time and energy independently to control the depth of thermal damage. This ensures minimal damage and activates natural collagen production and cellular regeneration, helping you achieve smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
Preserving Your Youthful Glow
SkinScience Medical Spa offers personalized collagen-boosting treatments to activate your body’s innate healing processes and reverse signs of aging. These treatments can gradually improve your skin texture and help you achieve youthful skin with minimal wrinkles. However, you must wear SPF 50+ sunscreen outdoors and reduce exposure to direct sunlight to maintain optimal collagen levels and enjoy long-lasting results.
If you’re prepared to defy aging and reclaim youthful skin, schedule an appointment at SkinScience Medical Spa to explore your collagen-boosting treatment options.