Loss of collagen
Here at Revival Medi Spa we tailor treatments and home plans to combat your skin concerns. We have a variety of advanced treatments, and we understand each client has different needs. Because of this, we ensure we conduct a thorough skin diagnosis prior to starting any treatment.
Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its strength, flexibility and firmness along with elastin. Collagen gives structure to the skins cells and can help the skin look young. A lack of collagen can result in stretch marks, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Collagen is a tough, almost rubbery protein that’s created by cells called fibroblasts. Packed together as bundles, fibrous bands of collagen serve as the main support system of the dermis, the deepest layer of skin.
Around the age of 35, collagen production slows down, and the quality of collagen depletes. Skin which has sufficient collage is stronger and can help protect against weight gain, however a loss in collagen can result in stretch marks with weight gain. When collagen levels are depleting, the skin begins to sag from lack of internal support, contributing to wrinkles. As well as age, the sun, pollution, smoke and other sources of free radicals are also responsible for disintegrating collagen.