As collagen production decreases with age, the delivery of type I collagen to the dermis can achieve simulation of cells which are crucial to collagen production.
What is Collagen Injection?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein which is found in the connective tissue. As collagen production decreases with age, the delivery of type I collagen to the dermis can achieve the stimulation of cells which are crucial to collagen production – known as fibroblasts.
This treatment uses native type I collagen which possesses a triple helix structure. This is a type of collagen which is recognized as the ‘gold standard’ in cosmetic treatments.
How does Collagen Injection Work?
The collagen treatment procedure will depend on the type of treatment chosen. Injectable collagen is typically made from a diluted collagen powder, which is then mixed with saline or distilled water, before being applied using small calibre needles into the dermal-epidermal junction and deep dermis. A light massage of the treatment area can be provided following the administration of the injection.
Collagen creme fluids and mousses typically require rubbing into the skin, as with normal moisturising creams.
Who Can Benefit from Collagen Injection?
Collagen treatment is not only for the face, it can also be administered on many other parts of the body. It is suitable for those who wish to address signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines, as well as scarring and loose skin. In general, those who opt for collagen treatment can be between the ages of 35 and 60. Ideally, those who undergo collagen treatment will have skin that is still quite flexible.