Learn more about the importance of collagen in your body from the experts at Kaya Skin Clinic
25 November 2018| Last updated on 28 November 2018
Collagen is considered to be the holy-grail when it comes to anti-ageing, as also claimed in the social media.
But how does one include enough collagen in their beauty routine? Can over-the-counter collagen supplements really reverse the signs of ageing?
Let’s uncover the real truth behind collagen and how it helps in rejuvenating your skin.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is what makes up your skin’s structural protein, it approximately makes up about 20-30 percent of the total protein in your body.
Collagen aids in by forming a fibrous network in your body, on which new dermal cells grow. Skin gets it strength, structural support and elasticity through this collagen compound, which also helps in the renewal of skin cells.
Even though there are 28 different types of collagen in our bodies, our skin’s firmness, strength and elasticity is only affected by collagen-I and collagen-II.
Collagen-III also referred to as ‘Youth Collagen’ is responsible for the bounce in your skin. Your skin essentially is made of these three types of collagen and only these three can help repair your skin.
What happens when we lose collagen and can it be replenished on its own?
Collagen is produced by your body naturally but as you age the production slows down. The loss of collagen can cause wrinkles and saggy skin as your skin further loses elasticity.
Collagen affects each individual differently, as it depends on ethnic, hereditary and lifestyle factors. Low collagen levels can also cause joint aches in some cases. Hence, it’s important to note that collagen can be replenished.
Once the dermatologist has your results he/she will be able to determine a course of treatment that will help you restore depleted collagen levels in your body.
Do Collagen Supplements help restore loss collagen?
Collagen supplements are easily available and can be taken as a dietary supplement. Collagen supplements are usually available in the form a tablet or powder.
However it is highly recommended that you consult your dermatologist to find the right kind of supplement for your body. An expert’s help will be able to help you devise a comprehensive plan to replenish loss collagen in your body.
Can a treatment help restore collagen levels?
One of the most common clinical treatments for collagen replenishment is micro-needling skin treatment. This treatment helps in getting rid of semi-faded scars, acne and aids your skin in regaining lost radiance.
The treatment is done by puncturing the skin with 9 or 12 pressurized needles at different places and varying depths of the skin. The skin then left to self-heal, which promotes collagen in the skin and aids in the regenerative process.
The procedure also helps in healing mild skin issues like blemishes, over-sized pores and any moderate cases of acne scarring. It’s always best to see an expert dermatologist for such treatments.
Ageing begins at a deeper skin level and it can take years before one sees any visible changes on the outside. Hence it is advisable to start early with the help of an expert dermatologist.
Your dermatologist can help devise a skin care routine and recommend treatments which are suitable for your skin type, thus helping you retain youthful skin for a long time.
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