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Losing Collagen – What Happens When We Age?

As we age it can feel increasingly difficult to deal with looser, sagging skin. 

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how well we care for and maintain our bodies – the aging process is a reality we all experience. As we get older, our bodies naturally begin to produce less and less collagen. 

Collagen is one of the most important proteins present in our bodies – it’s in our skin, muscles, tendons and bones. This protein is a supportive structure within the body and creates a foundation for your skin, attaching and keeping cells together. It’s what makes your skin appear firm and gives it its strength and flexibility.

Between the ages of 35 to 40, our bodies naturally begin to produce less collagen (about X% or X teaspoons every year!), allowing the skin to start sagging and producing wrinkles. This process continues as we age and can be accelerated by smoking and exposure to UV light.  

What is Radio Frequency Skin Tightening and Contouring?

Radio frequency skin tightening and contouring is a procedure offered here at Beauty Foundations Clinic that helps offset the natural decline in collagen production.

This nonsurgical method of contouring tightens the skin by using energy waves to heat up the layer of connective tissue between your skin and subcutaneous tissue – also called the dermis. The process of heating the dermis forces the body to release heat-shock proteins that stimulate new collagen fibers. 

The treatment is generally a fast and pain-free procedure – most patients will require one to six treatments to achieve optimal results. This procedure is used here at the clinic to contour the face and neck, tighten the skin on your legs, arms, back and abdomen, and treat cellulite on legs and glutes.

Interested in targeting some of these areas? 

Contact the Beauty Foundations Clinic team  today to learn more about radio rrequency skin tightening and contouring!