Much Ado About Collagen

Posted by administration on November 13, 2013

Have you even wondered why, as you grow older, your skin doesn’t look as plump, tight or smooth as it used to? While there can be many reasons why your skin changes with age, one of the main reasons is the reduction of collagen.

Collagen is, quite simply, a protein found throughout the body. There are 25 types of natural collagen found in your bones, blood vessels, skin, tendons, ligaments and more. It is often referred to as the “glue” that holds us together and gives our body and skin strength and elasticity.

Unfortunately, as we age, collagen production naturally slows down. When this “glue” is reduced, the skin becomes weaker and less elastic…resulting in facial lines, wrinkles and looser skin. Of course, this doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a slow and steady process that can have you looking much older on the outside than you feel on the inside.

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Serota has helped hundreds of men and women combat the signs of collagen loss through dermal fillers. Dermal fillers, such as JUVEDERM® or RADIESSE®, are injected into specific areas of the face to add volume and smoothness to the skin. Certain types of dermal fillers can actually help stimulate the body’s production of new collagen.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation. Dr. Serota will analyze your skin and recommend the best treatment for your unique situation. You may look younger after just one treatment. 

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