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Does Your Anti-Aging Skin Routine Include These Collagen-Boosting Treatments?

As you grow wiser, you may start to notice more fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and mouth. Aging often means our skin starts to get thinner, leading to more dryness, sagging, and noticeable creases. Why does this happen? Less collagen. This protein is responsible for maintaining the youthful, supple texture of the skin. As it degrades, you will notice more lines and less elasticity. That is why your anti-aging skin routine needs to focus on preserving and building this essential protein. 

What Causes Aging? 

Before solving your skin woes, learn what is causing your aging in the first place. You should avoid harmful factors that directly lead to wrinkles and sagging. Chances are that the number one thing causing your physical aging is unprotected sun exposure. 

When you are in the sun, both UVA and UVB rays hit your skin. UVB rays are responsible for tanning (and sunburns). While you may love to sunbathe, a tan is the direct result of DNA damage. This type of sun damage can also lead to a dull appearance and dark spots. 

UVA rays are responsible for aging underneath the skin — they can reach deeper layers where your collagen is stored and break these fibers down. Naturally, your skin will try to repair itself. But if you continue to expose your skin to the sun without SPF, your body may rebuild these fibers incorrectly. This improper healing can lead to rough, loose skin with noticeable creases. 

To help prevent these effects, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. As a general rule of thumb, remember to reapply every 2 hours while out in the sun. 

How Can I Rejuvenate My Skin? 

You may have sustained sun damage throughout your life, but it is never too late to begin caring for your skin. SPF can help inhibit future skin aging, but how can you rebuild the collagen you have already lost? 

While there are popular cosmetic procedures on the market, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, these effects do not last. 

Your anti-aging skin routine needs more potent active ingredients to produce significant changes below the skin. 

Facial Peels

During a facial peel, your specialist will carefully apply a chemical solution with glycolic or salicylic acid to your face. This solution helps clear away the damaged outer layer of your skin, and reaches the deeper layers to promote collagen growth. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Facials 

Your specialist will inject platelets into specific areas of your face. Platelets help you heal from injuries and stimulate the growth of new cells. That is why this treatment may help boost collagen production and regenerate damaged tissue, which leads to smoother and tighter skin. 

Choose the Right Treatment For Your Anti-Aging Skin Routine

If you haven’t already incorporated these facials into your anti-aging skin routine, it is time to start. Your skin deserves the same upkeep and maintenance that you provide the rest of your body. While you may notice immediate brightening effects, using these treatments regularly can help you maintain firm, supple skin in the long run. For a free consultation, send us a message online or call us at 1-800-826-5366!