Collagen is the binding compound beneath the skin’s surface that slowly starts to disappear as we get older. The decline of collagen results in wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin, but there are several anti aging procedures that can trigger the collagen production process and firm, tone and tighten the skin and create a more youthful appearance.
If you are starting to see the signs of premature aging creep up or just want to take off a few years from your appearance, you may be a good candidate for one of today’s advanced skin rejuvenation procedures. Here are some of the top anti aging procedures that help to increase collagen and promote healthy skin cell regeneration:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing procedures work by removing the top layer of skin and stimulating the dermal layer deep under the skin’s surface. High-intensity laser energy waves are delivered deep into the skin’s surface to create trauma to the skin which in turn results in the production of collagen. Laser skin resurfacing procedures can help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and freshen up the skin tone after a single treatment. You’ll find these procedures at medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers around the country.
Thermage Skin Tightening Procedures
Thermage is an innovative skin tightening procedure that works by heating up the dermal layer to cause a contraction. The heat emitted by the Thermage hand piece creates an artificial injury to the skin which in turn triggers collagen production deep under the skin’s surface. After a period of a few weeks, the rate of cell turnover is increased and the skin appears tighter, more toned and firmer.
Laser Photo Rejuvenation
Laser photo rejuvenation procedures and photofacials are another option for increasing collagen. This anti aging procedure involves emitting laser energy deep into the skin’s surface to increase cell turnover. This procedure is equally as effective for treating acne scars and freckles, and is an attractive option for people who are noticing the signs of premature aging. A single laser photo rejuvenation procedure is usually enough to provide significant results.
Dermabrasion is an advanced skin resurfacing procedure that can help to trigger collagen production. In this procedure, the cosmetic dermatologist scrapes and buffs away the top layer of the skin and covers the skin in bandages to promote healing. This damage to the skin causes a rapid increase in collagen production and promotes cell renewal. When the skin has healed, it will appear firmer, tighter and more even toned.
Microcurrent facials are designed to tighten and tone the skin without any laser or heat energy. Microcurrent energy waves are emitted into the skin’s surface to contract muscles and “re-educate” the facial muscles so that they regain their strength. This process acts as a non-surgical facelift and helps to lift, firm and tone the muscles while increasing collagen production and improving circulation.
Learn more about the latest skin rejuvenation procedures in our information guide, or consult with an anti aging specialist in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for any of these popular anti aging procedures that boost collagen and take years off your appearance.