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Collagen and Your Aging Skin

Your skin is a complicated matrix of components that continually changes in response to exposure to things like sun and pollution. It’s no surprise, then, that a lot can go wrong in your skin over the years, leading to the development of wrinkles. Fortunately, your body has a way to combat structural damage to your skin. It’s called collagen.

Collagen is your body’s most abundant protein. Your body relies on this key protein as a way to provide structure for your bones, ligaments, tendons, and more. Specifically, collagen plays a critical role in providing the support network your skin needs to stay firm and smooth. 

At our office in Ruston, Louisiana, Rel L. Gray, MD, and our team provide treatments to help you maintain collagen in your skin so it can naturally look its best and youngest. With our anti-aging treatments, including skin tightening specifically designed to increase collagen production, we support your collagen so it can support your youthful appearance. 

Before we dive into how this treatment works, let’s first take a look at collagen and what it does for your skin. 

Collagen through the years

Collagen is the protein that essentially acts as a scaffolding in your skin, giving it the support structure it needs to stay smooth and firm. That’s a problem, though, because your body produces less collagen as you get older. 

Experts say that after you reach age 20, your body produces about 1% less collagen year after year. In the beginning, this doesn’t make a noticeable difference. But over time, the lessening amount of collagen means your skin loses its support, leading to wrinkling and sagging. 

In short, you can blame a lot of the effects of aging on your body’s reduced collagen production.

How to reverse collagen loss

Fortunately, you’re not stuck this way. At our office, Dr. Gray offers an innovative, noninvasive treatment to encourage your skin to increase more collagen. 

During this skin tightening treatment, he uses the groundbreaking TempSure™ device to send radiofrequency energy into your skin. This treatment can tighten skin on your face, hands, or anywhere else on your body. 

This treatment is quick, comfortable, and comes with no downtime. In the weeks that follow your skin tightening appointment, the TempSure treatment causes your skin to go to work creating new collagen. You get tighter, smoother skin using your body’s natural support structure, turning back the clock with a completely noninvasive treatment. 

Is aging skin bothering you? Do you have wrinkles or sagging skin you’d like to address? Don’t hesitate to call our Ruston, Louisiana, office at 318-251-1000 or request an appointment online today. You also have the option of sending a message to Dr. Gray and the team here on our website.

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