Updated January, 2020
Collagen provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure. It is present in all the body’s tissues and organs. It is an important protein that is needed to maintain skin's elasticity and it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
It is an essential substance to make your skin look plump and more youthful.
As we age, collagen tends to decrease and thus our skin tends to lose elasticity. This results in saggy skin and wrinkles, the tell-tale signs of aging.
In order to delay these signs of aging skin, it is important to increase collagen reserves in the body. Here’s how collagen can do miracles for our bodies:
Everybody dreads to see wrinkles that are permanently etched in our skin. When collagen productions slow down, it gives way for our skin to lose its elasticity. The expressions we normally make like laughing, smiling, crinkling the eyes will eventually leave permanent traces in our skin. So, in order to smoothen these lines, it is essential to have ample supply of collagen.
Collagen can be used as a filler for scars caused by acne. By repairing the skin matrix with collagen, it fills the craters and prevents dimpling of the skin. It is also important to buff away dead skin cells to promote a healthy cell turnover rate that will help fade scars. For deeper scars, check this article on how to address them.
Anti-Stretch Marks and Cellulite
Again, collagen functions like a glue that supports our body’s form. When there is less collagen in our system, cellulite's and stretch marks can appear. It may also appear when losing weight abruptly. You can help repair your body’s cell matrix by increasing collagen production in the body. Collagen will help your skin be plumper and more elastic to prevent further dimpling and sagging.
How to Increase Collagen Supply in the body
In order for collagen production to increase, it is important to eat food or take supplements that are rich in vitamin C and amino acids. Many creams and powders claim to increase collagen in your skin but it isn’t effective. Collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed by the skin so it won’t do much. It will just sit on the skin, which is just a complete waste!
LED light treatment is an alternative way to increase collagen in the body. Trophy Skin’s RejuvaliteMD reduces the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and age spots by using 4 different spectra of red lights that are clinically tested to have therapeutic effects on the skin. It improves skin elasticity and promotes collagen production. It can also reverse sun damage and lighten age spots. You may consult your physician or dermatologist to know if LED light therapy is an option for you.
Post updated for 2019.