We are all looking for safe and healthy ways to improve our lives. In the instance of cosmetic therapies, there are a plethora options in the marketplace that enable you to use the power of your body to make your skin look young and beautiful. Microneedling, for example, is rising in popularity as one of the most effective ways to encourage your body to naturally produce beauty-inducing proteins.
Before you know how you can utilize your body’s natural process to encourage the production of healthy skin cells, it’s good to know what the components of that natural process are.
Collagen is a group of proteins that is found throughout our bodies, mostly in connective tissues. It is well-known in the beauty industry as the protein that gives our skin strength it needs to remain young and healthy.
Elastin is commonly referred to alongside collagen because it is also a protein found in connective tissues. While it is an entirely different kind of protein, it works alongside collagen to enable muscles to snap back to their original shape after being stretched– much like elastic. When you pull your skin and it snaps back, that’s your elastin hard at work.
While collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, less and less of it is naturally created in the skin as you age. The production of elastin declines with age as well. This causes signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines, that can reduce your confidence and cause every day annoyance.
There are many ways to encourage your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, but one of the best procedures to consider this season is microneedling.
As the name implies, microneedling is the process of using small needles to cause micro-injuries to the skin. These tiny injuries, while virtually painless, encourage the skin to naturally heal itself. Once your skin begins the natural healing process, it begins producing collagen and elastin to repair the connective tissues in the dermis- the skin lower skin layer. This explains why some people refer to microneedling as “Collagen Induction Therapy!”
If you’re wondering whether microneedling can get you on the road to feeling and looking great, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.
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