Why Your Skin Needs Collagen and Elastin
There are a lot of factors that come into play when it comes to maintaining the beauty of our skin. One factor that cannot be controlled is aging. As we age, our skin experiences a number of issues due to internal changes in our bodies and the effects of external factors. One of the most detrimental issues is in the decrease in production of proteins that are essential for tight, strong, and healthy skin.
Two very important proteins for healthy strong skin are collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for keeping your skin strong and tight. When the skin has an insufficient amount of collagen, wrinkles and lines like crow’s feet can begin to form on the skin. Elastin is what allows your skin to return to its natural shape when it is stretched or distorted. Without elastin, the skin will become stretched out and may lead to skin sagging.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Joyce Chen offers treatments that can reduce the appearance of aesthetic skin flaws caused by the lack of collagen and elastin in the skin. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for your treatment.