Maintaining a youthful appearance is a key aim for many of us, and the skin itself can play an important role in this. Collagen and elastin are key components for skin health, radiance and condition, but what is the role of collagen and elastin in achieving youthful skin? And what are the effective aesthetic treatment options that boost collagen and elastin production?
So what is the role of collagen and elastin in achieving youthful skin?
Collagen and elastin are proteins found within the skin that play an essential role in the structure of the skin tissue by providing volume, elasticity, firmness and strength. But how do these two proteins keep your skin looking young and healthy? Well, each of these proteins have a different role to play.
Collagen is often referred to as the “glue” that holds the skin together. As a fibrous protein, collagen creates a network within the deeper layers of skin that provides structural support, and volume, which helps to maintain skin firmness and resilience. This network also delivers hydration and nutrition to the skin cells, helping to keep skin healthy, smooth and hydrated.
Elastin on the other hand, is responsible for the skin’s elasticity and flexibility. This is because elastin fibres allow the skin to stretch and recoil, so that it can bounce back to its original position after being stretched or moved. As a result, elastin helps the skin to stay supple and this helps to prevent the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
What are the effective aesthetic treatment options that boost collagen and elastin production?
As a natural part of the ageing process, the production of collagen and elastin slows down, and the natural resources of these proteins are used up. This leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and hollow areas. However, there are a number of aesthetic treatments that can help to reverse this, and boost collagen and elastin production. These include:
- Dermal fillers- Dermal fillers are one of the most popular treatment options for resolving issues with lost volume, like sagging skin and hollow areas. These can also smooth the surface of the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is because dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance that can bind with water to deliver hydration and nourishment to skin cells. These injections help to replace lost volume, nourish existing collagen cells, and boost the production of new collagen cells. Dermal fillers can be strategically injected into targeted areas of the face, including the chin, jaw, nose, cheeks and lips.
- IPL rejuvenation treatment- IPL treatment involves the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to stimulate the production of collagen, while also improving skin tone and texture. This non invasive procedure can rejuvenate the skin by using broad-spectrum light energy to target specific skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, and uneven pigmentation. In addition, this treatment option can boost collagen production which can leave your skin firmer, smoother and more youthful, over time.
- PhilArt Injectable Polynucleotides- PhilArt Injectable Polynucleotides are injectable solutions that contain polynucleotides, which are DNA fragments. When these are injected into the skin, these polynucleotides stimulate fibroblast activity, promoting synthesis between collagen and elastin. As such this can lead to improved skin firmness, elasticity, and overall texture.
Choose The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic for your aesthetic treatments
It’s always essential to choose a professional team for your aesthetic treatments, and if you are looking for dermal fillers, IPL rejuvenation, or PhilArt Injectable Polynucleotides, we are the team for you here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. We are the number one choice for aesthetic treatments in Preston. Why not get in touch today to find out more?