What Is Collagen?
Collagen is one of the crucial proteins in the body, and it accounts for one-third of the body’s protein composition, making it the most abundant protein in the body. It serves various functions and it is the building block of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is also found in other body parts, such as the blood vessels, corneas, and teeth. It acts like a glue that holds all the different parts together.
There are broadly four different types of collagen that each perform different roles such as:
Type I: This type accounts for the most collagen in the body (90%) and is made of densely packed fibers. Its main functions include providing structure to the skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth.
Type II: This type is found in the elastic cartilage, which cushions your joints and is made of loosely packed fibers.
Type III: This type functions by supporting the structure of muscles, organs, and arteries.
Type IV: This type of collagen aids with filtration and is found in the various layers of your skin.
With age, the body produces less and lower quality collagen due to which you can notice visible signs of aging of your skin. The skin consequently becomes less firm and supple. Lesser collagen can also affect the cartilages, which weaken with age.
There are numerous methods and treatments that offer collagen boosts, however, these methods can be invasive and may damage your skin. A collagen boost treatment aims to repair fine lines, thread veins, age spots, and other signs of premature aging.
At GA med spa, we employ non-invasive light therapy to stimulate the production of collagen at a cellular level. In this treatment, the first step is to warm the skin, and this induces the cells to produce collagen. The collagen smoothes wrinkles and slows down the signs of aging.
When the treatment is regularly done, it helps to even skin tone, thereby making it more uniform in hue. The technicians will also focus on the thread veins and age spots by using light therapy to clear the darker skin cells.
This treatment uses light therapy that causes gradual heating inducing warm sensations in the areas being treated. The treatments work by inducing a subdermal collagen response that is right beneath the skin. In this process, light therapy removes the top layer of the skin and stimulates its healing mechanism to increase collagen production.
Follow these instructions to reap the best results from your collagen boost treatment:
- Avoid the use of perfumed products, makeup, sauna, and pools for at least two days after the treatment.
- Stay away from products with acids, retinol, and exfoliating beads for a week.
- Use a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin and prevent the appearance of age spots.
Contact us at GA med spa to get all the information regarding light therapy to boost the collagen content of your skin today.