Collagen Creams Are They Worth The Money?

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-ageing products do not work and are a waste of money!

Though the creams do contain collagen, the collagen molecules are so large that its unlikely they’ll make it through the skin. If any, a small number of smaller collagen particles can actually penetrate the skin to the deeper layers. 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) collagen taken from the patient and then injected as dermal filler work. 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. Collagen is made from the patient’s own skin, minimising 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 ageing. To find out more information, pick up the phone or discuss the options with me at your next visit.

Alternative Skincare

Regardless of the method of treatment chosen, long term rejuvenation of the delicate neck skin is required. Skincare corrects and also maintains optimal skin health. We recommend specific neck treatment topicals to further enhance treatment results. ReFirm contains a unique combination of essential oils and repairing active peptides. Made with high quality natural plant-based ingredients. When combined with Recover Night Cream they have synergistic effect firming and rejuvenating the neck. Recover contains o.5% retinol and other nutrients to help balance the face and neck skin.

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