Did you forget about your skin this winter? With more of our skin hidden away under extra layers of clothing, it’s easy to overlook the effects of dry air and cold temperatures. Now that spring is here, Austin Clinic invites you to get to know your skin again and show it some love with our state-of-the-art microneedling treatment. If you do, your face will say thank you and give you a radiant complexion for summer. The secret: collagen, that your body produces naturally.
6 Reasons You Should Care About Collagen
Collagen is your skin’s best friend. It’s a naturally occurring protein in the human body responsible for giving strength, support, and structure to your skin. (It does the same for your connective tissues, bones, and muscles too.) As if those three functions weren’t enough to make collagen your favourite protein, it can also:
- Help fibroblasts form in the dermis to stimulate new cell growth
- Promote turnover of dead skin cells
- Improve skin elasticity
- Plump skin that is crepey or wrinkled
- Improve eye hollows
- Treat acne scarring
Like many of the body’s resources, collagen production slows down as we age. Post-menopausal women, and also men, see their collagen level decrease. Adding to the problem is the fact that the collagen produced is of an inferior quality to youthful collagen. Rounding out a trio of collagen problems, the collagen you already have begins to break down at a faster rate.
What SkinPen Can Do for Collagen Production
“It sounds crazy, but with SkinPen, we injure skin to make it healthier,” says Dr Austin. SkinPen is a microneedling device used to create hundreds of microscopic channels in the skin. Your skin responds by producing more collagen and elastin to treat the channels.
We use SkinPen to treat skin problems all over the body including:
- Stretch marks
- Chest lines
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull skin tone
- Uneven texture
Patients at Austin Clinic and the Sanctuary are giving rave reviews to the ways SkinPen Microneedling is improving their skin. They are also confident in the safety of this state-of-the-art, medical grade tool that may only be used by a licensed professional.
“Many patients see noticeable improvement with only one SkinPen treatment,” reports Dr Austin who recommends a series of treatments for optimal results. “Collagen and elastin have a 3-month growth cycle, so optimal results are seen 3 months after your last treatment,” explains Dr Austin. “Therefore, your initial series of treatments should be spaced about 3 months apart.” For maintenance, a single SkinPen treatment is recommended every quarter.
What YOU Can Do to Promote Collagen Production
As you can see, Austin Clinic can help restore the collagen you’ve lost for the skin you’ll love. You can also help yourself by:
- Not smoking, to prevent damage to collagen to keep blood flowing to facial skin
- Avoiding sugar/carbs, which cause collagen cells to become dry, brittle, and week
- Limiting exposure to ultraviolet light
Collagen Production is Booming at Austin Clinic
There’s more to beautiful skin than just collagen, of course. At Austin Clinic, we can introduce you to a wide variety of treatments, find solutions for your concerns, let you know about our evidence-based products and introduce you to other great brands too. Please contact us today and make an appointment to see us in Balgowlah.