October 27

Collagen Deficiency: Everything You Need to Know

Do you wake up tired, with joint pains, or has your body started to become less flexible?

The above could be signs that you are now aging. At this point, when you look in your mirror, there are visible wrinkles and crow's feet around your eyes. You notice your face has started to droop, and the skin has begun to sag. You’ve spent hundreds of dollars on creams and serums but nothing seems to work! 

The truth is, you’ve more than likely experienced a loss in collagen and elasticity in your face, which is a common sign of aging in both men and women. Below you will learn more about collagen and its role in your body.

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What is Collagen? And Why Is It Important?

Collagen is a protein that is produced naturally by the body to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

It also aids in building your muscles and connective tissues.

What is Collagen Deficiency?

Collagen deficiency is a condition where the body supplies low amounts of collagen, and as collagen reduces, this increases the chances of having collagen deficiency diseases.

Extreme collagen deficiency cases are rare, though.

No need to worry since there are treatments that help revitalize the production of collagen by your body.

Collagen Deficiency Symptoms

There is no collagen deficiency blood test established to check the levels of collagen in your body.

The only way to test for collagen deficiency is by checking the symptoms.

Low collagen levels may lead to some effects, which include:

Skin changes: collagen has elastin which improves skin elasticity. When collagen reduces, skin starts thinning and looking dry.

With time, wrinkles start to appear, and cheekbones may start to more prominently show.

Reduced mobility: when joints are inflamed, they are painful, and moving starts becoming problematic.

The build-up of muscle mass starts reducing, and at this point, stiffness comes.

Gastrointestinal problems: collagen deficiency leads to excess fluid in the stomach, which can lead to gut leakage.

Brittle nails: collagen deficiency in nails is evident when the nails become weak and cannot grow. In some people, the nails break easily and start peeling.

When suffering from this disease, you may start seeing signs such as acid reflux, chronic cough, and excess skin tightening. These symptoms vary depending on the individual.

Collagen Deficiency Treatment

The production of collagen can be stimulated by healthy dieting. 

Taking foods rich in zinc, copper, and vitamin C such as citrus fruits and green vegetables is a natural way of increasing collagen production.

Some procedures can be done on your body to help improve your appearance and stimulate collagen formation. They include:

ULTHERAPY

Ultherapy is a non-invasive way of tightening your skin. It uses ultrasound therapy to give you a youthful look.

The procedure helps lift the skin around the neck and chest.

Xeomin 

Xeomin is an injectable used to treat wrinkles and frown lines. It is in its naked form, making it suitable for people allergic to proteins.

Dysport

Dysport is also an injectable that helps eradicate moderate and mild wrinkles on the face. It's known for its ability to give fast results.

Pixel 8 micro-needling 

Pixel 8 micro-needling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive skin tightening treatment using bipolar radiofrequency energy.

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Schedule Your Appointment Now

Smiles on Randolph offers a Free Collagen Analysis where one of our highly trained staff members will measure your collagen levels to help determine what areas may need treatment and what treatment options are best for you. 

Contact us today for a free consultation.

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

Smiles on Randolph is ready to give you and your family the highest level of care. Don’t delay the smile of your dreams, schedule your appointment today.


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