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How to Stimulate Collagen Production in Skin?

Collagen is a key structural protein of the skin. Unfortunately, the skin decreases collagen production as we age, which results in wrinkles, fine lines, and hollowness. More than 80 percent of the skin is composed of collagen, holding together ligaments and tendons as well. Collagen creams have been around for decades, however, they haven’t proven to be very successful.

What Stimulates The Production of Collagen?

Fraxel is one of the most effective ways to stimulate collagen production. It Is a laser that performs fractional resurfacing and results show a 15 to 50 percent renewal of skin and ultimately reverse the signs of aging. A microscopic-deep column treats the skin in microscopic sections at a time. Once damage is created, the skin replaces each tiny area with new collagen over and over again, creating a skin tightening effect with a newer layer of skin. The body’s natural healing process creates the new and healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections, making Fraxel one of the most effective ways to create new collagen.

Can You Rebuild Collagen in Your Skin?

Skin tightening and new collagen production can also be achieved with Thermage. Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to deliver heat to collagen into the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue while simultaneously helping to protect the outer layer of skin with its cooling system, ThermaCool. Dr. Rokhsar was involved in several research projects to investigate the effectiveness of Thermage for skin tightening following liposuction of the abdomen and breasts.

What Foods Boost Collagen Production?

If you’re not ready to commit to laser or heat therapy for collagen production and skin tightening, then changing your diet could bring about some youth-enhancing results. Foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin B3 and copper all provide broken tissue repair and enhancing collagen production. Vitamin C can be found in watermelon, cooked leafy green, spinach, mango, green peppers, oranges and blueberries. Foods rich in vitamin B3 include tuna, peanuts, swordfish, beets and sunflower seeds. Foods that contain copper are in enriches cereals, mushrooms, peanuts and clams.

About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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