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Aging and Wrinkle Removal

Updated on September 24, 2012

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The Role of Collagen on Aging Skin and Wrinkles

Collagen is a key part of healthy skin. It influences the firmness of our skin as well as the suppleness and moisture. It is responsible for the constant renewal of our skin cells. When we hear collagen many of us think skin and cosmetic health. We should appreciate this substance more than for this superficial reason.

It plays a vital function on our organs, tissues, and bodily systems. Collagen is the main component in our teeth, bone, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. It is the chief element in our connective tissue which is basically our skin. Think about the importance of this organ. It protects our skeleton and organs. It is our shell of protection from all harm in the outside world. We definitely take collagen for granted.

As we age our production of collagen begins to abate causing dryness, dull hair, color changes, and dull looking nails. Yup, we start to fall apart…at least that’s what it seems like some days.

As our collagen diminishes and our skin begins to dry, we develop wrinkles. The breakdown of our collagen also lowers our defense against environmental harms. The breakdown and reduction of our bodies collagen is one of the key transformation of the aging process.

OMG – Wrinkles!

Yes, old age and old looking skin can easily sneak up on a person.

I remember my mom trying to drill it in my head when I was a young woman – moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! She believed in quality creams and wrinkle cream. Every night she would lather her skin up with expensive and quality products.

It wasn’t until I visited my aunt that it really was obvious to me just how correct my mom was. Her sister (my aunt) is only a couple years older than my mom. My aunt lives in Canada so we would only see her every few years.

Both women were in their 60’s last time we visited and the difference was VERY obvious. My aunt didn’t believe in moisturizers – and her skin was riddled with a road map of lines while my mom’s skin was supple and line free. That’s what always sticks with me and what comes to mind when I put my nightly moisturizer on.

Laser Procedures for Wrinkles

One thing I omitted when explaining my mom’s skin is that when she was in her forties, she got a face lift. This was about 40 years ago when face lifts were conducted as a surgery. A hospital stay was needed and she was knocked out while the procedure was done with a scalpel.

Now similar results can be gained with laser wrinkle removal It’s so much easier and less intrusive. Also less painful with a much faster and easier recovery time.

Cosmetic procedures have made great strides over the years and laser is one of the most important advancements and tools in the industry.

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