Collagen is your best friend and is what keeps you looking young. Collagen also gives your skin strength and elasticity. It makes your skin look more full, and less lined. You may be wondering what all of this has to do with laser treatments. Laser treatments build collagen in the skin on your face and body. The laser treatments work with your body to stimulate collagen production.
What is Collagen
The skin, which is the largest organ of the body, takes up a total of about 20 square feet in an average adult and has three main layers. These are the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous. The collagen in your skin can be found in your dermis. This is the second layer of skin. Each of the three layers is unique and serves a very specific purpose:
- The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
- The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
- The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue. (Source).
The collagen that is in your dermis helps to create a network of fibers that allow new cell growth. Collagen is necessary to help replace and restore the extraordinary number of skin cells you have turn over. Every 30 to 40 days the entire skin actually sheds and replaces itself. (Source). In addition, your collagen helps to provide a structure and framework on which the blood vessels that run through your skin stabilize themselves.
Not all collagen is made the same and not all collagen is uniform. There are 16 known types of collagen in your body, as with every other human. Most of it is what is known as types I, II, and III. (Source). There is no doubt that collagen, in all of its forms, is incredibly valuable to science, medicine and you.
How to Get More Collagen
Today collagen is used as a surgical filler. It works, when implanted or injected, to fill out the contours in your face and the depressions that are produced with age.
Collagen, beginning in your late 20s or early 30s, begins to deplete. This increases with age. That reduction breaks down the structure of your skin. This, in turn, makes it show signs of age which can include lines and wrinkles. Not as outwardly visible as your skin, but still just as important, a lack of collagen also breaks down the cartilage in your joints. There are only a few ways to get new collagen once the body stops producing it.
Collagen can be consumed through amino acids, many of which are animal based. The nutrients that can help your body grow more collagen include:
- Proline which comes from meat, eggs, cheese (as well as cabbage and soy)
- Anthocyanins which come from berries
- Vitamin C which is found in many fruits and vegetables
- Copper found in red meat, shellfish and nuts
- Vitamin A which comes in animal protein, as well as beta-carotene
Risks to Your Collagen
Too much sugar in your diet, which makes your glycation rate high, can harm the collagen in your body. This is linked in many people to over-consumption of alcohol as well as junk food. This is because when sugar is in the blood it attaches to proteins and forms advanced glycation end products. These, in turn, damage the collagen, leaving it weak and brittle. A balanced diet filled with whole foods, fruits and vegetables can eliminate much of this risk. Since smoking and too much sun exposure are equally damaging to collagen, they should be avoided as well.
Best Ways to Stay Looking Young
In addition to diet, avoiding smoking and limiting your exposure to the sun will help you to preserve your skin’s ability to keep the collagen you have and replace the collagen you have lost. There are two other tools that are available to you to do the same: laser treatments and SABRINA Beauty Collagen Rx Plus.
According to the National Institutes of Health, lasers can increase the amount of collagen in your skin. (Source). This technology, which has been adapted for cosmetic, rather than purely medical purposes, originally focused on illnesses such as diabetes. When scientists realized that the lasers stimulated collagen production, the benefit and value in the beauty space was born. The laser treatments irritate the lower levels of your skin. This causes your body to produce collagen so it can heal that area of your skin affected by the laser. Today, laser treatments are among the top ways to get collagen growth in your skin. These treatments are done with low levels of lasers that are safe and authorized for use on the human body. They are conducted by a dermatologist in their office, but in an outpatient setting and are well recognized as effective.
The results of the procedure can be enhanced with the use of SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus as an after treatment. The moisturizer itself is full of tiny collagen molecules that are delivered directly into your skin. This is unique in the world of beauty because until the scientists working on this product discovered how to apply nanotechnology to the collagen, the molecules were too large to be absorbed into the skin.
When used together, laser and this moisturizer, you will get a double boost of collagen that will work more effectively and quickly to fill in the areas on your face, neck and chest that are prone to showing signs of aging. We invite you to try SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus risk-free today. Visit our website to learn more.