You’ve seen the variety of powders, drinks, and supplements sold in stores, and you’ve watched countless social media influencers rave and promote its powerful effects. Collagen is everywhere, but few of us understand it.
What is collagen? What are the best procedures to produce collagen production, and is collagen the ultimate secret to radiant, youthful skin?
At Club West Med Spa, we work hard to educate our clients and help them achieve great skin and overall health. From helping you maintain your body’s natural collagen levels to providing advanced facial and medical spa treatment, we’re ready to help you discover the power of collagen.
Here’s everything you need to know about collagen and which medical spa treatments might be right for you! If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us, reach out today!
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein that makes up our muscles, bones, and skin. It keeps our skin strong, firm, plump, and youthful.
By binding our cells and tissues together, collagen strengthens and keeps the top layer of our skin firm, plump, and youthful. In addition to volumizing our complexions, collagen prevents sagging and creasing and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and cellulite.
Do We Lose Collagen As We Age?
Our bodies naturally produce and break down collagen. When we’re younger, our bodies produce collagen at a faster rate, but this process begins to slow down as we enter older age.
When we lose more collagen than we produce, the visible signs of aging quickly start to emerge. As collagen levels drop, our skin becomes thinner, starts to droop, and develops fine lines and wrinkles. This is also why crepey skin develops.
What Are the Best Treatments for Collagen Production?
Despite the natural process of aging, there are traditional and medical spa treatments that can naturally boost the body’s production of collagen. What are the best procedures to produce collagen? We’ll explore them next!
Do you struggle with wrinkles, scars, or uneven skin texture?
Painless and minimally invasive, microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin by creating tiny pins or microchannels in the top layer of the skin. There are two types of microneedling procedures we perform in our office to help patients produce more collagen.
By combining the powers of the microneedles and laser light, the Vivace RF Microneedling procedure specifically tightens skin and penetrates deep wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores.
The Eclipse MicroPen® can also trigger collagen production, stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen, improve blood flow to the skin, and increase the release of growth factors to even out skin tone and texture.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation or learn more about microneedling, contact us today.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in our skin and helps it look fresh and young. But as we age. the levels of hyaluronic acid drop dramatically.
Juvederm, Voluma, and Volbella fillers are mainly used to restore volume loss in the cheeks and lower face. But as the body absorbs these hyaluronic acid fillers over time, they help boost collagen production and subsequently create a smoother skin surface.
Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation for hyaluronic acid fillers. We’ll go over your cosmetic goals and determine the best hyaluronic filler for your needs.
Because they increase circulation and improve blood flow, traditional facials are great treatment methods for stimulating collagen production.
We also utilize the patented HydraFacial treatment to make facial skin firmer and plumper. Using a technique known as hydradermabrasion, the HydraFacial cleanses, peels, and hydrates the skin, all while removing old skin cells.
Following your HydraFacial, we’ll apply a CTGF (connective tissue growth factor) booster serum that’s filled with peptides and antioxidants for a beautiful glow.
LED Red Light Therapy
LED Red Light Therapy stimulates collagen production and density to reduce wrinkles, remove scarring, improve complexion, and improve the skin’s overall appearance.
Club West Med Spa offers LED Red Light Therapy as an add-on for all of our facials. Request your appointment today!
Is your skin in the early stages of aging? If you’re beginning to notice wrinkles, fine lines, or aging spots, you may find Microcurrent Nu-Face Therapy beneficial.
By stimulating the skin’s fibroblasts, this treatment can produce healthy, high-quality collagen. Club West Med Spa offers Microcurrent Nu-Face Therapy as an add-on for all our facials.
Which Collagen-Producing Procedures Are Right for You?
Are you ready to step up your skin care regimen and finally achieve healthier, firmer, voluminous skin? Request an appointment at Club West Med Spa today and we’ll help determine the best procedures to produce collagen specifically for your skin type!
In addition to these medical spa treatments, there are a variety of serums and natural ingredients that can produce collagen. Stay tuned to our blog for another post on these products and ways to boost collagen.