Why Is Collagen So Important for Youthful Looking Skin?

Collagen is all the rage these days. News of Its anti-aging powers has gone mainstream with headlines of collagen appearing in protein powders, capsules, anti-aging treatments, creams, gels, and lotions. Read on to learn more about collagen—what it is and why it’s so important for young and radiant skin.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a plentiful protein in your bones, skin, tissues, muscles, and tendons. It makes up about 30% of your body’s protein content. It’s a strong cement-like element that binds your cells and tissues together, giving your skin structure and support, and making your joints flexible.

It’s also comprised of amino acids, specifically glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, that help your body generate even more collagen. 

What are the types of collagen?

There are two categories of collagen:

What are the benefits of collagen that make it important for youthful skin?

Collagen binds to and strengthens your tissues, which help:

In addition to these aesthetic benefits, collagen also reduces joint pain, improves digestion, strengthens hair and nails, supports heart health, helps with weight management.

What problems occur when collagen levels drop?

As you age, your collagen production relaxes and slows way down. Bones, skin, nails, and hair begin to lose their collagen stores, leaving you with:

For some men and women, a decrease in collagen contributes to stiff and painful joints, weak bones, and osteoarthritis.

How can I boost my collagen levels?

Linda J. Morgan-Evans, MD and our team here at High Point Medical Center offer many skin rejuvenation treatments to help boost your stores of collagen. Some of the anti-aging remedies available to you include:

What areas respond well to collagen stimulation?

Our team is passionate about anti-aging and uses collagen stimulation to give you youthful-looking skin. Treatments are especially effective in these areas:

To get started with your skin rejuvenation treatment, call the office to schedule a consultation.

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