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How to Reverse Collagen Loss as You Get Older

by Matt Ronquillo

It is inevitable that your skin will age naturally, though the visible signs of aging can also happen at an accelerated rate due to unhealthy exposure to the sun. In either case, the reason for the visible change is from fragmented and reduced collagen, which is the skin’s structural protein. Reversing the loss of collagen is the key to looking younger.

Soft Tissue Filler

Soft tissue injectable fillers, unlike topical collagen products, can stimulate the regrowth of collagen. These fillers are composed of stabilized hyaluronic acid, which is already a natural component in the skin’s deeper layer. It provides a fuller look and has been shown to promote new collagen growth around the injected area.

Fractional Radiofrequency

When your skin is damaged, your body naturally produces collagen to repair it. Fractional radiofrequency -- or RF -- initiates this process in a controlled way. RF machines use tiny needles to deliver controlled, intense, heat energy beneath your skin, which initiates collagen growth and leads to thicker skin tissue and more elasticity, and all with minimal damage to the outer layer of skin.

About the Author

Matt Ronquillo is a content developer and an English teacher who has lived and worked in Barcelona, Jakarta and Prague. He holds a BA in communications with a concentration in technical writing from Kaplan University.

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