Collagen is an important component to your skin, helping it maintain volume and elasticity. Lost collagen as you age is one of the factors that result in sagging, wrinkled or thin skin. You will see many skin products that have collagen, but the best way to restore collagen in your skin is to stimulate collagen production. At Westside Aesthetics, we offer collagen induction therapy (CIT) to stimulate facial collagen at our clinic in Los Angeles, CA.
When the skin is damaged, the body produces collagen to repair the skin. Collagen induction therapy, or CIT, uses this mechanism to increase facial collagen. Most people begin producing less collagen in the 30s and the levels continue to drop as they get older. The skin becomes thinner and looser as the collagen fibers dissipate, resulting in wrinkles, lines, discolorations and sagging. Stimulating collagen production can restore more volume in the skin for firmer, more youthful skin. It can also improve the appearance of scars, discolorations and overall tone of the skin.