Collagen is the can-do protein that clears wrinkles, heals scars and repairs our whole 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?
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.*