What is Collagen Anyway?

At Induction Therapies you might hear us say the word “collagen” quite frequently, but it’s anything but a mere buzzword! Collagen is an essential protein in our bodies, which is why skincare professionals aim to find the most efficient way to increase its production within your skin naturally.

You too might be familiar with collagen and see it labeled on many skincare products, but you may not be aware of what it truly is or whether your body is building the right amount. To help you better understand how it can boost your health, we’re here to explain exactly what collagen does for you and your skin.

Chemical Composition

Collagen is the main component of connective tissue, which is present all throughout your body, and it is made up of a triple helix that contains two identical chains and one variation depending on the type of tissue. The largest quantity of amino acids contained within collagen are known as glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline, and they are responsible for the many healing properties that collagen possesses.

Collagen Simplified

Collagen is a protein found in your body, and during your youth, it’s one of the most abundant proteins in production. Many physicians and skincare professionals rave about collagen because it creates many of the youthful qualities that your skin benefits from.

Collagen is found throughout your body in areas like your muscles, bones, blood vessels, and digestive system, but what most people focus on is its presence in the skin. Collagen is what gives your skin its strength and elasticity, which is ultimately what helps you look younger.

When you have abundant collagen in your skin, it naturally destroys damaged skin cells and replaces them with newer replicas, which is how your skin can remain supple and smooth. But as you continue to age, collagen production slows, which is why you begin to notice lines, wrinkles and less elasticity as the years go by. The loss of collagen takes away your skin’s ability to rejuvenate itself.

Bringing Back Natural Collagen

Many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures you might consider involve stimulating the production of collagen in your skin. Many physicians who offer laser treatments, medical-grade skin products, injectable fillers and dermabrasion techniques will emphasize their ability to awaken your body’s collagen production system and restore your youth.

It’s true that innovations in technology have allowed physicians to find ways to boost collagen production in the skin, but their applications differ depending on the level of rejuvenation you desire. At Induction Therapies, we offer Percutaneous Induction Needling, known as P.I.N. or automated microneedling, to safely and efficiently stimulate collagen.

While many laser procedures involve significant downtime and fillers only provide temporary results, microneedling inflicts only small and controlled wounds into the skin to trigger your body’s collagen production system. Therefore, you receive less damage to the epidermis while using your body’s natural growth factors to restore your skin. The Collagen P.I.N. automated microneedling device allows physicians to adjust the needle depth to suit various regions of skin and safely stimulate collagen, which will gradually begin to repair damaged skin and improve your appearance.

If you want to learn more about collagen and how it benefits your skin, or to find a physician who offers Collagen P.I.N. contact Induction Therapies at (877) 746-4407 for more information.

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