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What is Collagen?

Collagen is a hard, insoluble and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body.human collagen moleculeWhere is Collagen found?

Collagen is found in our skin, bones, muscles and tendons.  In the skin, it’s located in the middle layer – the dermis – where it forms a fibrous network upon which new cells can grow.

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Why do we need Collagen?

Collagen’s main function is to sustain the skin (as well as tendons and cartilage) providing it with its integrity, firmness and elasticity.  Collagen is also required for the replacement and restoration of dead skin cells. So, not only is it the most abundant protein in the human body, but it is the substance that holds the whole body together! (The word Collagen actually comes from the Greek word for ‘glue’.)

Beauty / Photo retouch, before and after

How does Collagen work?

From birth, the body produces Collagen naturally.   As Collagen production declines steadily with age, so the skin’s structural integrity is reduced and skin begins to sag.  This becomes evident with the formation of lines and wrinkles on the surface. Women experience a dramatic reduction in synthesis of Collagen after menopause and by the age of 60 there is typically a considerable decline in collagen production.

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Can we force the body to produce more Collagen?

Yes! Yes, we can!  How?   When Pulsed Light is applied to the skin’s surface, it transmits safe, healing rays of light which stimulate the dermis to produce more Collagen.   It sounds like magic, but it’s really quite simple and effective.

before and after collagen before and after collagen boosting

What about creams containing Collagen?

Collagen molecules are much too large to be absorbed through the skin, so skin creams containing collagen are useless.  You have to trigger the dermal layer in order to produce actual Collagen, which is only possible with a penetrating laser light.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM.

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