…..the component of skin that is obsessed about. It makes your skin look youthful and firm.
You make less collagen as you age. Collagen is affected by hormones: estrogen helps maintain collagen strength and DHEA aids in the production of collagen. This is why accelerated skin aging after the menopause occurs.
Internal factors that affect skin aging:
- High stress: stress hormones put your body into a ‘tear down state’.
- Poor quality of nutrients: eating processed foods yield fewer nutrients than whole, real food.
- Digestive disturbance: a truly common problem. Bloating, cramping, constipation, IBS are examples. Your ability to process and absorb the building blocks of collagen and to create healthy, radiant skin cells is lower.
Collagen is made from amino acids (digested building blocks of protein) and Vitamin C.
Eating enough plant based foods for antioxidants and vitamins, and eating good quality protein is crucial to maintain your collagen AND the results of treatments that help collagen.
Using Functional Medicine together with Cosmetic Medicine helps our patients get synergistic and better results from all treatments at our clinic. Functional medicine looks at stopping, even reversing certain processes of aging.
Collagen is also an important part of bone, cartilage and tendons. When your skin collagen is affected, these are affected too.
Thermage is a treatment that restores collagen strength. It is well studied and proven to work.
It is a part of the beauty routine of most women that look amazing and never seem to age. Think of movie stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow… who never look ‘done’/ fake or plastic. Just naturally radiant.
Thermage is also one of the most common treatments had by men, because there is zero downtime and the effects are significant. There are no needles, no skin redness and no side effects when performed in a medical clinic with trained professionals.
Even though it is recommend as an annual treatment, at Better we have created an ‘Inner Health. Outer Beauty’ program that allows us to protect your results for years.