The word collagen comes from two Greek words. The first κόλλα (kólla), meaning “glue”, and γέν, -gen meaning “producing”. So glue producing!.
Collagen is a major structural protein in the bodies extracellular matrix. It can be found as the main part of connective tissue. In mammals it makes up to 35% of the whole bodies protein content and is our most common protein.
what is it made up of?
Collagen is made up of amino acids joined together making a triple helix of elongated fibril. These are known as a collagen helix and can be found in fibrous tissues in the body like tendons, ligaments, and skin.
what forms does it take?
Collagen tissues may can take many forms. Hard in bone, compliant in tendons or in-between with cartilage. It is also widespread and found in other parts of the body the the eyes in corneas, blood vessels, gut, discs between the vertebrate in the spine and also in your mouth in the form of dentin in teeth.
The fibroblast cell is the most common cell creating collagen. Collagen is a very important component in your body. It is a protein and works as an adhesive, holding skin, ligaments, tendons, bones, and muscles together as it cushions them.
It is central to how the body is shaped and how parts of the body work together for the common good.
Elasticity & firmness
Collagen helps every part of your body stay strong and supple, including your skin. Collagen gives skin it’s elasticity as it provides firmness and smoothness to your skin. Making the most of your collagen resources can keep away fine lines and wrinkles, allowing skin to remain supple, providing a youthful appearance.
Ageing and Collagen
However, as your body ages, less collagen is produced and, often, it can be of lower quality than during younger years. When you can increase the amount of collagen your body produces, it helps to enhance the texture, quality, look, and appearance of your skin.
Collagen induction therapies
Many beauty treatments work on stimulating and generating collagen and elastin. They are known are collagen induction therapies.
INFINI 3D SKIN TIGHTENING
The INFINI™ 3D Skin Tightening combines the power of microneedling with radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This in turn results in a tightening and smoothing effect in the skin. The INFINI 3D helps to lift and firm the skin from the dermis layer, without causing any damage to your epidermis.
DERMAPEN MICRO SKIN NEEDLING
Dermapen uses a handheld device to deliver thousands of minute, micro punctures to the skin at a vertical angle. These tiny punctures stimulate the skin to grow more collagen and send it to heal the micro areas.
It is a methodology to “trick” your body into making more of the substance than it normally makes. The end result is fresh and rejuvenated skin.
RADIO FREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING
The Sublime™ Radio Frequency Skin Tightening boasts positive results and is a very effective non-invasive therapy. It can visibly firm and tone your skin, allowing for a smoother and more youthful appearance. Everyone’s skin loses elasticity during the ageing process and the production of collagen slows down as well.
The energy driven by the radio frequency process helps stimulate the production of new collagen, which, in turn, will provide more lift and a smoother, even tone to your skin.
Collagen nourishes your skin and can help it stay looking younger longer. As you age, often your body can use a little help re-establishing collagen levels to a arrive at a more youthful level.