Aging is an inevitable part of life. Getting older means gaining experience and wisdom, but it also comes along with gray hair and wrinkles. If wrinkles and other skin-related signs of aging are what holds you back from feeling confident, you may be one of countless American adults who seeks anti-aging treatment.
You won’t have to look hard to find a product or treatment that claims to turn back the hands of time, from Botox and fillers to supplements, lotions and facials. Most anti-aging solutions, however, have one thing in common – they boost collagen.
Why is Collagen Important?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is composed of a chain of amino acids that serves as a primary building block for your bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In terms of your skin, it promotes a supple, resilient and smoothness. Without collagen, your facial skin will sag and lose elasticity. Unfortunately, your body’s collagen production decreases as you get older. In fact, this depletion process can start in your 20’s!
How Do We Get More Collagen?
If we can improve collagen production or add collagen to the skin, we can help reverse the signs of facial aging such as sagging and wrinkles. Collagen alone is not a magic formula or “fountain of youth.” There are other substances that are critical to a more youthful appearance, such as hyaluronic acid and elastin. However, since collagen makes up 75% of the skin, it is often the best one to focus on.
Collagen can be gained from supplements, such as powders, pills and serums. However, patients can find a more substantial gain by undergoing advanced treatments that trigger or speed up your body’s own collagen production. At RIVKIN Aesthetics, we are proud to offer an advanced treatment called Collagentex.
What is Collagentex?
Collagentex relies on low-laser light therapy (LLLT) to stimulate more collagen in the skin. Collagentex is superior to other laser therapies because it specifically targets the soft tissues of the skin, promotes a natural healing process and produces no heat. Not only can Collagentex address sagging and wrinkles, but it is also an excellent solution for age spots, hyperpigmentation and acne scars.
To learn more about Collagentex or which collagen-boosting therapy is right for you, call RIVKIN Aesthetics. We have a keen understanding of what your skin needs to look and feel younger!