What is Collagen and Why Does Your Skin Love It?
If you’ve been looking at cosmetic treatments, chances are you’ve heard of collagen and its mysterious benefits for everything from your health to your hair. But what exactly is this mystery protein and how does it work? More importantly, how does collagen keep you looking young and beautiful?
What is Collagen and How Does it Work?
Your body is made of countless proteins, all of which allow enable important processes within your body that allow you to live and survive. The most abundant protein in your body is collagen. This structural protein makes up nearly 33% of your body’s total protein and is the building block for nearly all connective tissue as well as your bones, teeth, muscles, and skin.
Within the skin system, collagen works with another protein, elastin, to help skin keep its shape, strength, and texture. Collagen also plays an important role in your skin’s healing process, helping cuts close by stimulating the production of new skin cells.
However, collagen production begins to slow down as we age. This leads to the development of wrinkles and fine lines across the skin as well as greater damage from the sun and other environmental factors. As a result, many dermatologists and skin specialists recommend collagen supplements as a way of slowing down these visible aging side effects. While pills or powder may be useful for some, others may find that these treatments don’t do enough to improve the body’s collagen stores.
Bellafill: Collagen on Demand
Most patients are familiar with dermal fillers as hyaluronic acid-based formulas. While effective, these injectables do not completely address the problem behind wrinkle development – slowing collagen production. The temporary volume they provide often require that patients return for touchups as often as every four months, depending on where the injection was placed and the depth of the wrinkle being treated.
In contrast, collagen-based injectables like Bellafill are specifically designed to stimulate collagen growth for the long-term. In the case of Bellafill, the formula contains microspheres made from polymethyl methacrylate. As the formula is injected, the tiny spheres create a structure around which collagen can grow around, helping extend normal collagen production. Even after the microspheres have dissolved, collagen will continue to develop, keeping your skin smooth and supple years after treatment. Furthermore, Bellafill is the only FDA-approved collagen-based injectable to remove smile lines and wrinkles for up to five years, far outpacing the longevity of other dermal fillers.
Schedule Your Consultation at Desert Med Spa Today!
Give your skin the care it deserves. With Bellafill dermal filler, you can achieve youthful-looking, healthy skin that lasts well into the future. To learn more about the advantages of this collagen-based injectable as well as the benefits of collagen for your skin, call (760) 777-8772 and schedule your consultation with our Indian Wells specialist.
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