Where did all my collagen go?
Unfortunately, collagen production begins to diminish between the ages of 18 to 21. By the age of 40, the loss is typically 1% per year. As we age our skin’s ability to produce collagen diminishes. Depending on your lifestyle, collagen depletion can be caused by everything from too much sun to unhealthy habits like smoking or poor diet; collagen breakdown can leave us looking much older than our age would suggest.
Fortunately, there are ways to stimulate collagen production. Collagen induction therapy, known as micro- needling, is a procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks by stimulating your skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Collagen induction therapy uses tiny, sharp needles to create hundreds of micro-channels in the superficial layers of the skin. In response to these micro-injuries your body releases growth factors and cytokines, which trigger the wound-healing process. During this process, the body produces more collagen, a fibrous protein that contributes to the structural integrity of the skin, resulting in thicker more youthful-appearing skin. Sounds to good to be true? It’s not! Micro-needling by DermaSpark is clinically proven and is perhaps the most successful treatment available for the common signs and symptoms of aging.