We will be the first to say that beauty isn’t just skin deep. Healthy skin is a good indicator of how the rest of your body is feeling. Skin maintains a youthful appearance by producing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which provide elasticity and tensile strength. Unfortunately, around our mid-20’s, the body begins to make less of each of these key skin components which leads to laxity and wrinkles.
How Collagen Supports Skin Health
Collagen is the most common protein found in the body and is often called the body’s scaffolding – it’s the glue that holds the body together. Collagen makes up about 75% of the dry weight of our skin, providing volume that keeps skin looking plump and keeps lines at bay.
As we get older, we break it down faster than we can replace it. When collagen levels are healthy, cells that contain collagen take on a strong and youthful appearance.
Elastin Provides Skin Shape and Structure
Elastin is another kind of protein found in our body that coil and recoils like a spring. Elastin provides the resilience and elasticity skin needs to snap back into place.
Just like collagen, elastin gives skin its texture and shape. Unfortunately, elastin is normally no longer made after puberty. Elastin and collagen work together to give skin its texture and shape.
Hyaluronic Acid Aids In Skin Hydration
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump (think skin, connective tissue and eyes). Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decrease as we get older.
Eating a diet full of veggies and fruits with lots of antioxidants helps protect the skin from inflammation, and in turn helps the skin retain collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Slow Down Skin Aging with Profound® Treatment
Thankfully, the skin aging process can be slowed and potentially reversed by treatment with Profound®. The Profound® system provides a proven, nonsurgical alternative to a surgical facelift by delivering time and temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to induce the body’s natural healing and in turn, create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.
In fact, the Profound® treatment is clinically proven to create up to five times the elastin, twice the collagen, and increased hyaluronic acid! Patients can expect to see their final results in about six months after their Profound® procedure.
You will see steady and consistent results as skin laxity consistently improves throughout these months. Results can last for a long time, with clinical studies showing 95% skin laxity improvement after treatment! Call us at (916) 624-4959 to learn more about the Profound® procedure!