The Roles of Collagen and Elastin in Your Skin

The Roles of Collagen and Elastin in Your Skin

If you find yourself longing for the dewy, soft skin you had years ago, there’s a reason you’re noticing a difference in how you look now. Your skin wrinkles and sags because it loses its elasticity thanks to the waning of two important, good-for-the-skin proteins: collagen and elastin.

Dr. Sharon Gertzman and our Serenity MedSpa team offer treatments that stimulate collagen and elastin production in your body, so you can feel great about how your skin looks again. The treatments don’t interrupt the normal rhythm of your life, are noninvasive, and work to restore the resilience and radiance of your skin, while never giving you an unnatural look.

Collagen and elastin: Essential for beautiful, healthy skin

As your body’s largest organ, your skin must be strong and adaptable to protect what’s underneath it. 

Collagen and elastin work in wonderful concert together. Collagen keeps your skin strong, while elastin preserves its flexibility. When you’re young, your skin bounces back from stress, but not so much when you’re older because your body slows down its production of collagen and elastin in your mid-20s.

Collagen and elastin reside in the middle layer of your skin, the dermis, and it’s the most prevalent protein — your skin is 75% collagen

Unfortunately, things like pollution, sun exposure, and age diminish and damage your stores of collagen. It’s a double-whammy that makes your skin thinner, wrinkled, and prone to sagging. 

How to replace lost collagen and elastin

Fortunately, there are treatments that restore your skin’s suppleness. Dr. Gertzman offers the best in anti-aging treatments that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, so your skin can look healthier, firmer, and taut. 

TempSure Envi uses restorative radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently heat the deepest layers of your skin and trigger collagen and elastin production. With an enhanced foundation, wrinkles disappear. 

You typically receive four TempSure Envi treatments, two to four weeks apart. Twice yearly maintenance treatments keep your skin looking youthful and fabulous. 

Oura patients also rave about VIvaceRF. These treatments also employ RF energy, but combine it with a microneedling component (where tiny punctures are made in your skin). After we make the micro punctures, the needles deliver RF energy through them, which triggers your skin’s natural healing to energize the collagen production process.

Every patient is different, so Dr. Gertzman offers guidance about how many treatments are best for you. 

Each of these treatment options go to the root of skin sagging and wrinkling problems and cause your body to do its job, so they can be considered natural approaches in that respect. They simply jump start your body’s own collagen and elastin manufacturing system without the use of drugs or surgery.

Neither TempSure Envi nor Vivace RF require downtime after treatment, and even though patients often report leaving our office feeling like their skin seems and looks tighter, spectacular results emerge after a period of weeks. 

Both treatments are comfortable, and before you receive them, Dr. Gertzman applies a numbing agent to your treatment area so you’re not in any pain.

To keep the excellent results that both treatments are known for, it’s essential to use only the best skincare products. We can take care of you in this way, too, since we offer trusted dermatologist Zein Obagi’s Zo Skin Health product line. These products are made from only the finest ingredients and help preserve your results.

Don’t put up with lackluster skin. Call our office to schedule an appointment to see if these treatments are right for you, or book one through our website

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