Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the skin, making up 75% to 80% overall. Collagen and elastin are responsible for warding off wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, the environment and aging reduce your body’s ability to produce collagen.
Collagen, the fundamental protein component of the skin. Lying just under the top layers of the epidermis, the outer-most, or surface layer of skin, this is where the loss of elasticity becomes apparent as the aging process reduces collagen levels. Collagen diminishes creating a chaotic structure under the skin, evident where wrinkles are most prominent.
The Collagen Connection
Aging and environmental damage stop the reproduction of these essential proteins which restores the dermis, including the epidermis, or surface of the skin. Elastin is the support material that ties collagen protein strands together.
Collagen and elastin can be replenished by proper stimulation, in effect, asking collagen to come and repair the epidermis. The visual effect is a dramatic return to a younger skin condition. Collagen stimulation is the Fountain of Youth for skin improvement and repair.
As collagen levels drop with age, surgical and other processes do not address restoring this necessary protein. Surgical procedures ignore this vital component and mechanically attempts to bypass it by cutting into the dermis and pulling the skin, then stitching it tight, causing damage to underlying layers and reducing collagen availability. Surgical results are very unpredictable and may not allow the skin to age 'naturally', creating more distortion over time. We are all familiar with the "pulled" look of even so-called successful face-lift results.