How to produce more collagen for younger looking skin

July 25, 2016
Collagen is the can-do protein that clears wrinkles, heals scars and repairs our whole body.
For centuries, people have been searching for how to produce more collagen for younger looking skin. From the Greek kolla meaning glue, Collagen is the most common protein in the human body – around 30% of all proteins – and is the substance that holds us together. Collagen is found in bones, muscles, tendons and skin. In all these places it provides strength and structure, acting like a ‘glue’ for our body.

There’s over 16 different types of collagen living in us but almost 90% of them are either type 1, 2 or 3 collagen. Amazingly, type 1 collagen is stronger than steel, gram for gram.

To maintain good health our bodies need to synthesise high levels of collagen. Our bodies aren’t always able to do this naturally which is when health problems can occur. Enter the abundance of products and procedures claiming to increase or rejuvenate collagen levels. Sadly, many of these so-called ‘miracle supplements or treatments’ are indeed too good to be true.

Collagen is found in the middle layer of your skin, the dermis. Collagen helps form a fibrous network, upon which cells can grow. As collagen production naturally declines with age, usually around 40, skin begins to sag and loses the strength to lift itself up. This is when wrinkles start becoming noticeable and joints start to weaken. Many companies claim to reverse this process. The skin rejuvenation industry along with skin lightening products have experienced strong sales growth in the 21st century. People want to stay young forever and will try just about anything to make it happen.

Is there a non-surgical alternative for ageing skin?
Yes. Despite what you may hear, you do have options to naturally stimulate the regrowth of collagen. Scientists have conducted numerous studies on the effects of non-surgical treatments like radiofrequency and ultrasound for stimulating collagen growth and found…?

Fiori Institute offers these innovative treatments – Thermage and Ultherapy. Thermage is a treatment that uses radio frequency while Ultherapy uses ultrasound. Both treatments target the deep layers of the skin also known as the dermis. It’s here that transmitted energy triggers a natural response under your skin and the regenerative process jumpstarts. The result? A fresh production of collagen for a younger looking you.*