How Can I Increase Collagen Production?

Has the skin on your face and neck become loose and saggy?   It may be the result of collagen loss.  Collagen is an important part of the skin’s supportive network but tends to decline over time.  Boosting collagen can therefore make the skin tighter and firmer.  But how can you increase collagen production?

Collagen And Your Skin

Collagen is the foundation of plump, youthful skin. The skin needs collagen to remain firm and elastic, so when collagen declines the skin becomes thin and starts to sag.  That’s why wrinkles and fine lines appear.  

The body naturally produces collagen but production slows with age and factors such as pollution, stress, and the sun’s UV rays contribute to the breakdown of collagen in the skin.  Luckily, there are ways to help your body produce more collagen.

How Can I Increase Collagen Production?

You can increase collagen production with microneedling.  Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because of its ability to boost collagen production in the skin.   

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small hand-held device with tiny needles is used to make microscopic holes in the skin.  The controlled skin injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process.  This leads to an increase in the production of collagen over the following months.   Microneedling also promotes cell turnover which makes the skin look healthy and more youthful.  

It typically takes a series of microneedling treatments to achieve the desired improvement in the appearance of the skin.  

If you are looking for the ultimate collagen boost, microneedling may be just what you need. It is also an effective treatment for skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, mild acne scars, and enlarged pores.

Would you like to learn more about microneedling?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Southwest Missouri area, Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, MO is our featured practice.

You can reach them at or by calling (417) 206-4884.

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