The Collagen Revolution
Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the body. It’s the “glue” that holds things together, providing structure to the skin. From a medical standpoint, it also helps the blood clot. Actually, the root of the word collagen is the Greek word “Kolla,” meaning glue.
Collagen is found throughout the body. Most importantly, it is the main component of connective tissue like bone, tendon, and cartilage. Lucky for us, we produce collagen naturally. Unluckily, we produce about 1 per cent less collagen in the skin each successive year after age twenty. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age.
Externally, aging shows up as thickening of the outer layer of skin. Other signs are precancerous skin changes, freckle, and sun spots. Most notably, we see an exaggerated loss of collagen, elastin, and GAGs that keep the skin hydrated. You can see how ultraviolet rays escalate the natural decline, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Anti-aging, non-invasive aesthetic treatments are increasing in popularity. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers have the ability to add volume that looks natural. Just one doctor visit can produce good results. Even better news is research that suggests that Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers stimulate the replenishment of your own collagen. That is a huge plus: the end result is fresher looking skin.
You, our client, are our top priority here at Vedas. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, our North Houston office is conveniently located only 10 minutes from I-45 (Houston’s North Freeway) and a step off The Woodlands Parkway.
We offer you a free consultation for personalized information on Dermal Fillers The Woodlands. Come get acquainted with Dr. Nangrani, our board-certified Medical Director, who has practiced for over 15 years. Please call our office to schedule your consultation (281) 298-5476.
Sources: wikipedia, Healthline, Huffpost, Scientific American