It happens to all of us sooner or later. You look in the mirror and notice your skin is looser, thinner, and maybe you have a few more wrinkles than before. Why? It all comes down to collagen loss. Collagen is one of the primary skin-tightening substances that gives your skin its elasticity and firmness. It’s what helps your skin snap back into place whenever you stretch it out with your muscles. The only problem with this miraculous substance is that it is in limited supply. Collagen loss starts to occur significantly after the age of 20 and only gets worse from there. What can be done?REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Why Does Collagen Loss Happen?
Before we talk about what we can do about your skin losing collagen, it’s important to understand that it is simply a factor of age. Your environment (sun, pollution, oxidants, and diet) can also accelerate collagen loss. While we can’t necessarily prevent this cosmetic concern, there are things we can do to slow it down or restore it. Our range of treatment options can slow down and stimulate new collagen production to help you restore your youthful glow naturally.
What Are the Effects?
Collagen loss shows itself in the skin that is more wrinkled, thinner, and less hydrated. There is no health issue associated with loss of collagen, but it makes you look unmistakably older, which is why so many people seek ways to restore lost collagen, or at least, simulate the appearance of more collagen.
What Can We Do About Collagen Loss?
We can address the loss of collagen in the skin with many procedures including fillers, lasers, and threads to name a few. Many fillers are concentrations of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that the body also produces which can mimic the effects of collagen, giving lips, cheeks, and related areas more volume and hydration for a plumper, younger appearance. Other fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra can replace volume and stimulate collagen production. Lasers, IPL, microneedling, and Ultherapy® stimulate collagen production in the skin. Threads can lift the skin and stimulate collagen production as they dissolve. At Behr Laser and Skin Care Center, we offer you a personalized treatment plan to restore a natural youthful appearance. We educate you on each option, some of which are listed below:
- Belotero Balance®
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers
- Restylane® Dermal Fillers
- Voluma® Filler
- CO2 ActiveFX™/DeepFx™Laser
- Fraxel® Laser
- Pico® Laser
- Clear and Brilliant® Laser
- Vivace® Microneedling and Radiofrequency
- Potenza™ Microneedling and Radiofrequency
- ICON® IPL
- MInt™ Threads
Collagen Loss Treatments in Fresno, CA
At Behr Laser & Skin Center, you’ll find qualified experts with years of training in administering collagen loss treatments, including Dr. Behr herself, a Board-Certified Dermatologist with over 25 years of experience. If you’re looking for treatment in the Fresno, CA area, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at (559) 435-7546.