What is Collagen and Why is it so Important to Your Skin?

Collagen is the buzzword that is everywhere in the skincare industry. While you may have been tempted to buy anything that stimulates collagen, most people know very little about what collagen does to improve the nature of your skin.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. Proteins are essential for giving important body parts structure like your blood vessels, teeth, and skin. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, so wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin appear.

At the office of Anthony N. Dardano, located in Boca Raton, Florida, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about collagen and how intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) can help stimulate new collagen growth.

The role of collagen

As your body’s most abundant protein, collagen accounts for 30-40% of the proteins in your body. Collagen can be best visualized like “glue” — a crucial substance that holds your skin, muscles, tendons, and more together. The name collagen derives from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue. 

Collagen is only present in humans and animals, and it plays a vital role in giving your body firmness for its structure. While it's essential for your whole body, it’s especially crucial for your skin’s elasticity. 

After the age of thirty, your body slowly starts producing less collagen. This is why you experience wrinkles, sagging skin, and less fullness in your face.

Collagen loss can also be sped up by factors like:

While this is a natural part of aging, many people prefer the appearance of supple-looking skin. Luckily, there’s a minimally invasive way you can stimulate collagen growth for radiant skin.

IPL: better than laser 

IPL is a light therapy that noticeably improves age-related skin concerns and more. While IPL is similar to laser therapy, it provides a more comprehensive treatment by using multiple wavelengths of light similar to the shape of a camera flash. 

The scattered beam administers light energy to the second layer of your skin while leaving the top layer unharmed. Your skin’s pigment cells absorb the light and transfer it into heat. 

IPL improves skin concerns like:

IPL can treat a larger area of skin at a time than traditional laser therapy. This allows the treatment time to be less than laser treatments, and in turn, many patients report IPL to be less painful. 

Boost your collagen production

As we mentioned, collagen is all the talk in skincare treatments and, rightfully so. IPL is one of the best ways to improve your collagen for dramatically younger-looking skin.

IPL boosts collagen to give you a radiant complexion without the need for invasive surgery or a long recovery time. But how exactly does IPL boost collagen complexion?

The heat administered in IPL triggers your body’s repair system. By destroying undesirable collagen structures, it stimulates the growth of new collagen and new skin. This also encourages blood flow to the treated areas, allowing collagen to grow faster.

Ditch the old, tired appearance for a more youthful look today. Call 561-202-1248 to schedule your IPL appointment or book online.

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