On average, we lose about 1% of our collagen every year after the age of 20! Collagen is a vital fibrous protein that is found all throughout the body; it connects and supports tissues including skin, bone, muscles, tendons, cartilage and organs. It’s the main protein in connective tissue and is responsible for skin firmness and suppleness. Elastin is a protein in connective tissue that is responsible for giving structure to skin and organs. It allows your skin to resume shape after stretching or contracting. Together, collagen and elastin keep connective tissue firm and help it to hold its shape.
The more collagen we lose, the more fine lines and wrinkles appear, which is why it is essential that we work to increase our collagen levels as we age. During cosmetic consultations, our dermatologists provide the best topical products and in-office treatments to help with collagen restoration.