Virtual meetings are here to stay and many of us are feeling it - The ZOOM Effect. Spending hours looking at yourself in front of the camera can make you notice how your skin has become duller, your wrinkles more prominent.
As you age, you produce less collagen and elastin - the proteins that promote skin firmness and elasticity. This results in the formation of shallow to deep facial folds, dullness, and thinner looking skin. While we can’t stop the aging process, or turn the cameras off for you, we can help you restore lost collagen - and with it, a more youthful glow. Book a complimentary consultation to learn more, or keep reading to learn about our portfolio of collagen boosting treatments.
Collagen Boosting Favorites for Healthier Looking Skin
Depending on your skin concerns and budget, there are a few treatments that can help you produce more collagen - no surgery needed. Our favorites include:
Micro-needling, or micropenning, not only helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also has a positive effect on uneven skin tone and acne scars—improving the skin’s overall appearance to give you a fresher, younger look.
Here’s how it works: using a cordless, fractional, automated microneedling device composed of medical-grade stainless steel, controlled micro-injuries are created in the skin. This results in the production of new collagen and elastin, combats the effects of sun damage, and significantly improves the look of your skin. Micro-channels are also created, in order to improve the absorption of topical gels, creams and serums and enhance their effects.
Visible changes in the skin can develop over the course of a few days or several weeks after the treatment but because collagen production continues over time, you’ll see results continue to improve for up to six months.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness to shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
"My clients’ results are subtle, yet impactful!" says Expert Practitioner, Michelle Brown in Bellevue Square. “The goal of our treatment plan here [before and afters to the right] was to stimulate new collagen in order to restore mild volume loss, provide deep structural support, tighten and thicken skin and provide an overall healthy glow by using Sculptra! Her results will only continue to get better!"
A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic (an average of three injection sessions over a few months) can last up to two years – so you know your treatments will be well worth it.
Aquagold is great for producing glowing, healthy skin with minimal downtime - making it a favorite before any big event.
According to Shawna Jones, Expert Practitioner in Newport Beach, “the AquaGold device uses a patented 24 karat gold-plated hair-fine needle system to deliver skin rejuvenation products just below the skin’s surface. This stimulates collagen and elastin production, improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces oil production and redness, and leaves the skin looking overall healthy and glowing.” The procedure takes about 30 minutes and since the needles are hair-fine, the treatment itself is virtually painless.
To get the best results, we recommend AquaGold treatments quarterly or monthly, depending on your goals and your provider’s recommendation.
Combining microneedling with radiofrequency technology, Morpheus8 has powerful collagen skin benefits, helping patients achieve smoother, tighter, and more even toned skin. Best of all, it's effective on all skin types and tones and can be used to smooth skin in the face, neck and body.
"I love Morpheus 8 because it gives powerful results with minimal down time," says Justine Lewis, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist at SkinSpirit Dallas. "It's less invasive than other injectables and not only tightens skin but can help burn fat in stubborn areas."
For best results, we typically recommend three sessions spaced four weeks apart. A consultation is required before your treatment so we can tailor your plan towards you and your desired results.
Ultherapy is the gold standard when it comes to producing collagen for the skin, and for good reason. The only FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment to stimulate the body’s natural collagen by lifting and tightening the face, neck and chest, Ultherapy can visibly turn back time.
Using customizable ultrasound technology targeted to jumpstart your body’s own collagen, Ultherapy can help effectively tighten and tone the skin on your jawline, mid-face and brows as well as neck and chest for noticeably youthful results. Medical Director Dr. Vistnes calls it “the strongest non-surgical procedure that we have that is able to tighten the skin to a visible degree.”
Please note, Ultherapy is only available in select SkinSpirit clinics at this time.
Support Long-Term Collagen Health At Home
We’ve got a secret for you - it’s called Alastin Restorative Skin Complex. Pair it with your favorite collagen boosting treatments, and you’ll be thanking us later.
Here’s why we love it: The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex is one of our most advanced collagen boosting serums and it complements the above collagen boosting treatments perfectly. After your treatment, and once your provider has recommended you resume your normal skin care routine, it will keep working for you - creating more collagen for even better results.
By clearing out old collagen and elastin, and replacing it with new, healthy collagen and elastin, Alastin Restorative Skin Complex works to help hydrate and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
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"Collagen gives our skin structure and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA), which helps maintain the skin's shape, while keeping it smooth and hydrated," says Heidi Olson, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at SkinSpirit Scottsdale. It is, essentially, the foundation for healthy, youthful looking skin. But did you know you lose 1% of collagen, naturally, each year?
We are here to help! Experience the extraordinary benefits of collagen for the skin with our favorite provider-recommended treatments. Schedule your complimentary consultation for a treatment plan tailored to you or contact your local clinic for more information on the best collagen treatments near you.
Disclaimer: Blog posts are for educational purposes only and do not take the place of a consultation with a medical provider.