Why Collagen Is So Important to Your Skin's Health

Why Collagen Is So Important to Your Skin's Health

Wondering why you still see more lines and wrinkles in your reflection even though you use special creams and serum? The reason may have something to do with collagen. 

At SculptMD in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, our team understands how frustrating it can be when the age you feel inside doesn’t match the age your skin reveals on the outside. We also have good news: Our providers use Evolve Tite, a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to boost collagen and tighten your skin.

Keep reading to learn what collagen is and why it’s so crucial to your skin’s health.

The skinny on collagen

The protein collagen is found in abundance in almost every area of your body. You can find collagen in your bones, tendons, muscles, and skin. One of its main jobs is to provide support to your skeleton and internal structures.

But collagen also plays a vital role in the production and health of your joints and bones, and it’s the critical ingredient in your hair and nails. Collagen also provides added protection in the structures around your vital organs. 

Finally, collagen is essential for skin health and a key reason we have visible signs of aging on our faces and bodies. 

The link between collagen and your skin

Even though we notice skin changes on the surface level or epidermis, the deeper layers often cause visible signs of aging. Collagen and other proteins crucial for skin health, like elastin, work deeper down in the middle layer of your skin, where they work to repair damage and regenerate skin cells.  

The more collagen your body makes, the more often the surface layer of skin replenishes, and the healthier your skin looks. It’s also this turnover process that keeps your skin firm and gives it a youthful appearance. 

But as you age, your body naturally starts to produce less collagen. This change begins in your 20s as collagen levels decline, and by the time you reach your 40s, collagen production drops off significantly.  

The SculptMD team can’t check your collagen levels with a swipe of your skin, but there are things to look for that signal your collagen production is on the decline:

The good news is that you can take steps to jumpstart collagen production again and reclaim more youthful, healthier-looking skin.

How we can boost your natural collagen production

If you’re hoping to attain healthier, younger-looking skin by increasing your collagen production, we can help with our exciting collagen-stimulating treatments. These types of therapies help reverse the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of cellulite. 

Here at SculptMD, we use radiofrequency technology to tighten your skin. The noninvasive Evolve Tite treatment gently heats and tightens your skin by stimulating your body’s collagen production. 

Evolve Tite sessions aren’t painful at all. You’ll stay comfortable and relaxed during your 30-60-minute treatment. Most of our patients describe the sensations of the treatment as gently warming, similar to the way a hot stone massage feels.

The best part? Radiofrequency collagen-stimulating treatments are safe for everyone. That means no matter your skin type or tone, the SculptMD team can use Evolve Tite to help you reach your goals. 

If your goals are best attained with a different treatment, our expert team can give you personalized recommendations along with the details of how they work and what to expect. 

If you’re ready to improve your skin from the inside out, contact the team at SculptMD by calling our Shrewsbury, New Jersey, office or booking an appointment online.  

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