What Exactly is Collagen? Skin Rejuvenation at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center in New Orleans, LA
If you are interested in skin care and anti-aging treatments, you’ve probably heard the word collagen over and over again. It seems to be everywhere, as an ingredient in your favorite body lotion or featured in a supplement in the vitamin isle. In fact, you probably recognize it from being touted continuously on this very blog. But what is collagen, exactly? Let us help you clarify:
Collagen makes up around 25 to 35 percent of all protein found in the human body. It is critical for the formation and maintenance of fibrous tissue, such as tendons, ligaments, and—most importantly for this discussion—skin. We can thank collagen for the strong and elastic skin we have in our youth, ever resilient and ready for anything. However, as we get older our bodies natural collagen production slows down. Wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear, and our skin starts to droop and sag. Without proper care, this process can happen faster than it has to. At Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center we offer a variety of treatments and services that can help stimulate your collagen production for long-lasting youthful skin.
One of our absolute favorite collagen-boosting treatments is Silhouette InstaLift. This non-surgical treatment lifts the deeper tissues of the skin, diminishing fine lines while tightening sagging skin. This treatment uses specially engineered bio-degradable “cones”, which are inserted around a patient’s cheeks or jawline. These cones not only give your face a needed lift, but they also help jumpstart the collagen production process.
Other treatments that can help revive collagen in your skin are Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing, deep chemical peels, and certain dermal fillers. Schedule a consultation at Etre today and our team of board-certified dermatologists will review your aesthetic goals and help you make a decision on which treatment may be right for you.
Don’t wait, appointments are limited, call 504.227.3873 to schedule your consultation in New Orleans today!