Collagen is an amino acid that is the most plentiful protein in our bodies. It is found in the connective tissue within the body, including the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Among other essential health benefits, collagen promotes skin elasticity. It is also known for its ability to help create glowing, vibrant, and youthful skin. It is abundant in our skin, hair, and nails. The aging process reduces the amount of collagen in the body, which results in the following effects on the skin:
- Fine Lines
- Loose Skin
The majority of our skin is made up of collagen. It is the most important nutrient for skin health. While our bodies naturally produce collagen, the aging process naturally reduces the amount of collagen contained in our skin. Collagen molecules are not absorbed into the skin due to their largeness. However, they are still helpful for the first layer of the skin. As we age our production of collagen slows way down. Also, UV rays, smoking, pollution, and stress wreak havoc on the skin and further breakdown collagen fibers, which causes the skin to thin.
Take care of your skin’s collagen in Norfolk, VA, by coming to Medical Aesthetics of Virginia in Norfolk, VA. We offer numerous services that include Cool Sculpting®, Microneedling with INNOPen™, HydroFacial® MD, and laser treatments, among others.