Collagen is a protein made by the body vital for firm and healthy skin. It is produced and functions in tandem with another protein known as elastin, which is responsible for giving skin flexibility.
The skin relies on the constant production of collagen and elastin to keep skin plump and supple. The powerful effect of collagen in this respect is one of the main reasons why some opt to inject the protein into the skin to enhance volume.
Other procedures can trigger increased natural collagen production, which is what many of the treatments at Cosmetic Doctor can do..
Collagen makes up almost ¾ of skin structure and represents roughly 33 per cent of all protein in the body.
The production of collagen is cyclical, with the levels of the protein gradually decreasing over a lifetime. It continuously breaks down and needs to be constantly replaced as well as being needed to support new cells created during times such as healing.
Collagen is formed in the skin by particular fibroblast cells, which are specialized skin cells located in the dermis, the layer beneath the epidermis. Fibroblasts are also responsible for producing elastin.
Composed of three protein chains tightly plaited together, this compressed structure reinforces and enhances the durable characteristic of collagen.
Skin ageing and collagen
The ageing process causes fibroblasts in the skin to become less efficient with production of collagen slowing down, affecting the quality and quantity of the protein’s appearance in the skin.
Healthy collagen is broken down and a decline in its production contributes to the development of wrinkles, loose and sagging skin. Skin appears tired and lackluster.
INTRAcel – what it can do
INTRAcel is a treatment that can only be administered by a doctor, which tackles wrinkles, sagging skin as well as helping minimize large pores and scarring.
Using micro-needles and a medical procedure termed fractional radiofrequency; INTRAcel delivers targeted thermal heat to the dermis without damaging the epidermis.
INTRAcel creates new collagen production
INTRAcel makes it possible to stimulate the number of the all-important fibroblast cells responsible for creating collagen thereby enabling the skin to reap the benefits of natural skin rejuvenation.
INTRAcel boosts collagen levels and repairs past damage causing the skin to appear taut and firm.
INTRAcel is exclusively available at Cosmetic Doctor, so call 01 685 3100 or visit our INTRAcel Skin Rejuvenation page for more details and booking information.