Collagen is the most common protein in the human body, comprising about 30 percent of the body’s total protein content, according to Medical News Today. Collagen offers a wide variety of skin benefits:
-Collagen helps your skin maintain its elasticity. This prevents your face from developing wrinkles every time you make an expression and accounts for the youthful appearance of younger skin. As you age, collagen tends to break down, and this reduces skin’s elasticity, resulting in wrinkles, saggy skin, age spots and similar effects of aging.
– When collagen breaks down, the expressions you’ve made throughout your life begin to show in your face. Exposure to sun can compound the effects, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Collagen injections won’t prevent future wrinkles, but collagen is a popular wrinkle filler with effects that can last for months. Treatment is not permanent and will have to be repeated if you want to maintain your results.
– Collagen can also be used as a filler for scars, particularly those caused by acne. As you age and collagen breaks down, your skin can scar more easily — and the scars may be deeper and more pronounced. Injecting collagen into the scars can help minimize or even eliminate their appearance. As with wrinkle-fighting collagen injections, though, the results only last for a few months.
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