From fine lines to saggy skin, a lot of people’s beauty woes come with age because that’s when the body starts to produce less and less collagen. This is the most abundant protein in the skin that makes up around 75% to 80% of the skin and serves as structural support to keep the skin firm and taut, which gives that coveted bouncy, healthy-looking skin.
Find out more about how collagen is essential for your skin and how to increase its production levels.
Combat ageing skin
Collagen is produced naturally by our body but there may be a decrease in production over time due to a number of reasons such as sun exposure, ageing, and repetitive facial movements, which leads to a loss of plumpness and elasticity. When there is gradual loss of collagen, the skin is more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. It can improve the skin’s elasticity measurably, which improves the firmness and plumpness of the skin to ‘bounce back’. This also helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and crepey skin, which are the telltale signs of ageing skin.
Hydrate dry skin
If you are struggling with dry skin, collagen can help to increase skin hydration levels. This protein fills the extracellular spaces in connective tissue and plumps up skin cells, which adds moisture to the skin and reverse skin laxity. As such, you can capture that fresh-faced glow and improve skin smoothness with much supple texture.
Improve acne scarring
As collagen is necessary to create building blocks (amino acids) that the skin needs, it is also key in the process of healing wounds. When the skin is damaged by acne and breakouts, collagen swoops in to help with wound healing and plays a key role in scarring to close the wound and form ‘new’ skin in the affected area.
Deeper scars form as a result of excess inflammation that penetrates deep into the skin and can destroy your skin’s collagen. After the area heals, there is not enough collagen production to help rebuild the skin, leaving you with a depressed scar. These permanent textural changes and indentations can appear as the different types of acne scars such as box scar acne scars, rolling acne scars, and ice pick acne scars. With the right acne scar treatment, collagen can be stimulated to fill up depressions and minimize the appearance of scars.
Increase your collagen production
It can be an uphill battle to counter the loss of collagen in the skin. Most people turn to supplements and skincare products off-the-shelf to encourage the boost of collagen. However, it may not be as effective as directly treating on the dermis layer of the skin or even deeper. With aesthetic treatments, they can provide an immediate improvement on your skin concerns and improve your complexion. These include:
- Rejuran Healer
Originated from South Korea, Rejuran Healer administerspolynucleotide (salmon DNA) into the dermis layer to assist with tissue repair and promotes the production of collagen for skin rejuvenation. By inducing the fibroblasts production to stimulate collagen, it does more than a traditional face filler to give a more natural result in improving saggy skin, enlarged pores, fine lines and more.
- Q-switched ND:YAG laser
This laser treatment is effective in combating acne marks and promoting the growth of collagen. The laser energy can treat skin discolouration in acne marks and help prevent breakouts by killing the P-acne bacteria and shrinking the skin’s oil glands. As such, excess oil production is controlled and reduce your risk for acne, making it an effective cystic acne treatment. Skin will be less oily with less acne breakouts, and the formation of new collagen will create a smoother, more radiant complexion.
- Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF)
Microneedling technology is combined with radiofrequency energy to stimulate dermal collagen with precision and reach more in-depth than lasers, which is effective to target deep scar tissues. It bypasses the epidermis layer to create many coagulation zones, which triggers the skin’s natural healing process and initiate collagen remodelling. When new collagen and elastin is formed, this is beneficial to help you get rid of acne scars and improve your appearance with a smoother skin surface.
The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the types of acne treatments we have or other procedures available, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.