What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. With regards to our skin, it plays the crucial role in providing strength and elasticity. It also plays a significant role in the replacement of dead skin cells. This is why the availability and presence of collagen in our bodies are vital to the appearance, feel, and health of our skin.
The breakdown and loss of collagen manifest as wrinkles and sagging skin.
What causes of collagen deterioration?
The degradation of collagen in our bodies is a natural occurrence as we age, however, there are lifestyle choices that quicken this process such as:
- A poor diet characterised by high consumption of sugar
- Excessive sun exposure
As your dedicated practitioners in Perth, we provide a range of collagen stimulating treatments to help restore the collagen and you the healthy appearance of your skin.
Dermal stimulators are collagen stimulation injectables that can be injected underneath the skin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen producing cells. These cells then start to produce fresh, new collagen, and this process yields both tightening of the overlying skin and stimulates additional volume.
The effects are more gradual and usually take 6-8 weeks to show. The treatment needs to be repeated within a 6-week period to achieve maximum benefit, and the results can last up to 2 years.
This treatment is very effective in treating loose skin in the lower face, neck and hands.
Microneedling (medical grade)
Samara Aesthetics offers micro needling in Perth. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this is a great way to kick-start the body’s production of collagen. Medical grade needling as opposed to dermal therapist performed procedures, involve deeper skin penetration with a 3mm needle. The process consists of placing multiple microscopic needle holes into the epidermis (top layer of the skin.)
How does it work?
The micro injuries created in the skin stimulate the body’s natural healing cascade, involving collagen and elastin.
This process is very similar to the natural mechanism that occurs in our bodies during standard wound repair. For this reason, the procedure is known as collagen induction therapy.
Unique growth factors and stem cells can also be infused immediately following the procedure to enhance the body’s regenerative abilities significantly.
Is it painful?
No, it’s virtually painless after the application of the topical numbing cream.
What results can I expect?
Individual results can vary; however, most treatments can produce:
- Reduction in fine lines & wrinkles
- More even skin tone & texture
- Firmer feeling skin
- Generally younger & more youthful appearing skin
Which areas and conditions respond best?
- Neck and Decolletage
- Turkey Neck
- Acne Scars
- Stretch marks
Laser collagen stimulation
Light energy can be used to stimulate the deeper layers of the skin to lay down new collagen and thus enhance the appearance of the overlying skin.
This is a safe, painless and non-invasive way of stimulating collagen within the deeper skin layers.
This treatment is useful for bringing about a rejuvenation of the face.