As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen in it— contributing to fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of volume across your face. And although aging can be a beautiful thing, it can also wreak havoc on your self-esteem as you see your skin go through these changes. Luckily, Dr. Jack Bertolino can perform a variety of different treatments to help encourage your skin’s natural production of collagen including microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and photofacials. To help you better understand the aging process, we have created an article discussing what collagen is at a scientific level and what it is good for. Read on to learn more.
What Is Collagen?
At the surface level, collagen is a substance that helps add volume to your skin, but what about under the skin? Under the skin, your collagen is a structural protein that helps aid in the strength and production of connective tissues and elasticity.
What Does It Do?
Yes, collagen is a substance that can help give your skin more volume but did you know that it also has other health benefits? In fact, collagen isn’t just necessary for skin health but it also helps with your bones, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, digestive system, and it can diminish the appearance of cellulite and skin dimpling.
- Bones: Collagen allows our bones to glide over each other without any pain or discomfort.
- Tendons: Your tendons are comprised of collagen— making them work properly.
- Muscles: Collagen is in your muscle tissue and helps with connective tissues.
- Blood Vessels: When collagen is present in your blood vessels, it increases the circulation and flow of blood throughout the body.
- Digestive System: Collagen breaks down proteins in your digestive system, soothes your guts lining, and heals any damaged cell walls in your stomach.
Collagen is an important component of your overall health. If you would like to learn more about the importance of collagen for your skin, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!