What is a collagen treatment?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein which is found in the connective tissue. As collagen production decreases with age, the delivery of type I collagen to the dermis can achieve the stimulation of cells which are crucial to collagen production - known as fibroblasts.
This treatment uses native type I collagen which possesses a triple helix structure. This is a type of collagen which is recognized as the 'gold standard' in cosmetic treatments.
Collagen treatments are administered in the form of injections, as well as creams and mousses for the skin.
How do collagen treatments work?
The collagen treatment procedure will depend on the type of treatment chosen. Injectable collagen is typically made from a diluted collagen powder, which is then mixed with saline or distilled water, before being applied using small calibre needles into the dermal-epidermal junction and deep dermis. A light massage of the treatment area can be provided following the administration of the injection.
Collagen creme fluids and mousses typically require rubbing into the skin, as with normal moisturising creams.
Who can benefit from collagen treatment?
Collagen treatment is not only for the face, it can also be administered on many other parts of the body. It is suitable for those who wish to address signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines, as well as scarring and loose skin. In general, those who opt for collagen treatment can be between the ages of 35 and 60. Ideally, those who undergo collagen treatment will have skin that is still quite flexible.
As the various forms of collagen treatment require no surgery, and because collagen itself is a natural substance, it is considered one of the safest cosmetic solutions.
What are the advantages of collagen treatment?
Collagen treatment is recognised as offering many benefits, including; the restoration of skin tone; the reduction of the appearance of stretch marks and scars; neocollagenesis stimulation; the reduction of wrinkles; assistance in maintaining the skin's elasticity; the correction of blemishes and other signs of ageing on the face as well as cellulite.