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Ever wondered what is collagen and why it is popularly used?
The most abundant protein in the human body, collagen works as the building block for healthy skin and complexion. It is also found in bones, muscles and tendons and provides strength and structure to the body. Collagen makes about one-third of the total protein and is of different types. However, 80 to 90 per cent of the collagen belong to type 1, 2 and 3.
Endogenous collagen refers to natural collagen while exogenous collagen is derived from external sources like supplements. Since endogenous collagen has vital functions, depletion and breakdown can result in several health issues. Exogenous collagen is widely used for cosmetic purpose and is the secret to plump and smooth skin.
Collagen is basically a hard and insoluble fibrous protein, packed to form thin and long fibrils. Collagen is responsible for giving skin its elasticity and strength. Strong and highly flexible, Type 1 collagen is particularly known for its stretching capacity.
The Role of Collagen
Collagen is secreted by different cells but usually connective tissues. Found in the extracellular matrix, collagen is responsible for determining the properties of the body tissues. In the middle layer of the skin, also known as the dermis, collagens form fibroblasts on which new cells grow. A key role is played by collagen here in restoring dead skin cells.
Certain forms of collage also act as a covering to shield the delicate organs of the body like the kidneys.
As we age, the body produces a lesser amount of collagen and it leads to a decline in the structural integrity of the skin. This results in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. By supplementing collagen, it is possible to enhance the contours of the skin and reduce wrinkles.
The fact that collagen has various functions and is naturally occurring makes it suitable for different medical purposes. There are collagen treatments available that aim at removing scars, filling depressions and removing lines.
In case you are looking for collagen treatment to enhance your complexion, we at RDC & Spa have the perfect options for you. We provide skin and collagen regeneration treatments and Collagen Induction Therapy. Our regular Multilase™ therapy or Low-Level Laser supports the appearance of a clearer, healthier skin. Increased production of your own natural collagen combined with the deep acting effects on the underlying muscles, increases firmness and significantly improves sagging tissues of the face.
Our professional and experienced practitioners take great care to ensure that your wellness needs are taken care of. Our treatments are offered in a relaxing setting to make it a one-of-a-kind experience for our clients. To know more feel free to reach out to us.