How can I stimulate collagen?

If you would like to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin, boosting your collagen levels is a great place to start. Although your body produces a lot of collagen when you’re young, it makes less as the years go by, and without collagen support the skin sags and wrinkles develop. So how can you stimulate collagen?

Collagen – Why you need it
Collagen is a protein that holds the skin together, and keeps it firm, elastic, and youthful. But collagen production slows with age, and this along with environmental factors and poor skin care habits, can damage the existing collagen, and contribute to the aging of the skin.

How can you stimulate collagen?
Topical skin care products are highly recommended for boosting collagen, but are not effective in the long-term, because they don’t stimulate collagen production. The good news is, there is a soft tissue filler that does just that. It’s called Sculptra Aesthetic.

Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that works deep in the dermal layer of the skin, to restore its youthful appearance.

Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, and is popularly used to volumize the skin, and diminish facial wrinkles and folds. Sculptra produces subtle, natural-looking results, as poly-L-lactic acid is gradually absorbed and trigger’s the body’s own collagen production process. Best of all, the results last up to 2 years.

If your face is sunken in certain areas, or you have hollows in your cheeks, Sculptra can help to gradually replace the lost collagen and restore facial contours (click here to learn more).

Patients may need 1-3 treatments to get optimal results with Sculptra.

Are you ready to rejuvenate your appearance with Sculptra? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the San Francisco, CA area, Wave Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at waveplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (866) 552-0803.