Anyone over the page of 30 has probably noticed a line or wrinkle suddenly appearing on their face. The unfortunate reality is that no matter how well we’ve taken care of your skin, we can expect to naturally lose some volume as part of the aging process – which gives rise to fine lines and wrinkles.
One of the main reasons for this sad turn of events is the loss of collagen as we age.
In fact, each and every year after we turn 30, we lose one to two percent of our skin’s natural collagen—the connective tissue of the body. By age 40, we’ve lost ten to twenty percent of our collagen, and by age 50, twenty to forty percent, and–well, you get the picture. With less collagen, our skin appears saggy, fine lines can begin to show, and formerly bouncy cheeks can begin to droop. It’s critically important to replenish our lost collagen in order to reverse, or at least slow down, these telltale signs of aging.
The bad news is, simply applying collagen cream is not enough. The size of the collagen molecules in these creams is too big to penetrate the pores on our skin and reach the dermis layer and significantly increase skin collagen density.
The good news is that recent innovations in skin care have led us to collagen products, treatments, and supplements that can dramatically help improve skin quality.
Check out these 3 proven collagen treatments to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, in as little as 3 weeks.
Fillers are the fastest way to plump aging skin. Common areas for fillers include nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth and marionette lines in the corners of the mouth. Injectables include Juvederm® and Restylane®, which both use hyaluronic acid as a plumping agent. Doctors may also recommend Zyderm® and Zyplast®, made with bovine collagen. The results from injections are immediate and last from six months to a year. Expect to pay around six hundred dollars per syringe.
Collagen by Red Light
LED “light-emitting diode” therapy has become increasingly popular for dermatologic treatments both in-office and at-home. For those of us looking to stimulate collagen, LED therapy can help the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Here’s how it works: Red light penetrates through ten millimeters of skin to stimulate the fibroblast cells, which in turn produce more collagen and elastin. Light treatments are painless and proven to increase the amount of collagen in your skin, but the downside is the time and money you’ll need to invest to notice results. Expect to pay from $50 to $100+ for an in-office treatment, for at least eight sessions. You can also opt for a pricier at-home device, which won’t have the same intensity of in-office treatments.
Whether you’ve been getting injections for years and want to augment your existing regime, or are simply looking to improve skin firmness and elasticity in the simplest, most convenient way, collagen supplements should be a regular part of your beauty routine.
Think of collagen supplements as similar to the estrogen you take after menopause or calcium pills you use to strengthen bones. Collagen supplements are a fast, convenient way to replenish your skin collagen for bouncy, youthful-looking skin. The good news is, collagen supplements, because you ingest them, are systemic, meaning they work on your whole body and not just on your face.
Clinical studies have demonstrated taking 10,000 mg hydrolyzed collagen daily for 8-10 weeks helps to increase skin density and hydration and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen Supplements come in powder, capsule, or liquid form. The source of collagen can be bovine (cow), chicken and marine fish. There are so many types of collagen supplements on the market, finding the right one that works for your skin can be confusing. If you are shopping for the best collagen for skin, check out this blog for seven tips for buying the best collagen.
Each tiny 1.7oz glass bottle contains 13,000mg of marine collagen peptides (between 2x – 6x higher concentration than other brands). Even better, it’s made with a splash of real orange juice for a delicious, refreshing taste, and formulated with five additional premium proven skin-loving ingredients – hyaluronic acid, elastin, grape seed extract, vitamin C and ceramides – ingredients you’ll find in your favorite skin-care products.
To ensure the highest collagen quality, Taut® Collagen sources its marine collagen from red snapper wild caught in the Indian Ocean. Those with dietary restrictions need not fear: Taut® Collagen Drink is produced under environmentally friendly conditions, and contains absolutely no chemicals, preservatives, allergens, or gluten.
In order to kick start and super-charge your collagen production, drink one shot of Taut® Premium Collagen daily for 3 weeks ( try best seller Taut® Collagen Intense Transformation Program), preferably consuming at night on an empty stomach to allow for better absorption. Many customers reported seeing visible results in as little as 21days—just check out these before and after pictures.
Your doctor or pharmacist may also recommend Taut® Collagen Drink Advanced Formula, especially if you are looking for the highest potency collagen peptides with best skin-loving ingredients, made with 100% marine collagen with no non-fish animal protein. Taut® Premium Collagen Advanced Formula is also now available in 60 independent pharmacies and health wellness stores throughout Southern California.