Collagen creams that line the shelves of many cosmetics stores claim to eliminate wrinkles after a few applications. However, many scientists agree that these anti-aging products do not work and are a waste of money!
Though the creams do contain collagen, the molecules of the collagen are so large that only a few make it through the skin. The rest stay on one’s face until the cream is washed off or rubbed away. Well, they skin will at least feel smooth while they’re on…
It really frustrates me when I see advertisements for anti-wrinkle creams containing collagen. Although collagen is structurally important for the integrity of our skin, the protein molecule is far too large to pass through the barrier posed by the skin.
However, there are cosmetic procedures that do help eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. According to the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine (A4M) autologous, injectable, dermal collagen can be injected into frown lines and depressed scars, as well as the fine lines around one’s mouth.
The procedure is done with a small needle and does not require general anaesthesia. AIDC is made from the patient’s skin, minimizing the likelihood of the body rejecting the substance.
However similar results are usually achieved by injecting highly purified synthetic dermal fillers without the expense of extracting one’s own collagen and preparing it for injection.
Photofacial Laser light containing broad band up to 1200nm has the ability to enhance natural collagen production resulting in tighter skin pores and plumber skin.
Approved highly purified synthetic dermal fillers and neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin also help with the treatment of wrinkles and aging. To find out more information, pick up the phone or discuss the options with me at your next visit.