What are the physical signs of collagen loss?
Collagen loss results in loss of skin elasticity, sagging, forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s-feet, smile lines, lip lines, marionette lines (the lines framing your mouth).
You may also notice changes to the colour and texture of the skin as well as loss of volume.
When does loss of Collagen begin?
Facial ageing usually begins in your 20s when the firmness of your skin begins to decrease. Wrinkles, blemishes, and sunspots may also start to appear, becoming more pronounced with age. Of course, changes vary from person to person.
What contributes to Collagen Loss?
Facial ageing is caused by both internal and external factors. Internal (or chronological) factors happen over time and are caused by genetics and the natural ageing process. External (or environmental) factors are things in the world around you, including sun exposure, smoking, pollution, gravity, facial expressions, and sleep position. All of these factors can contribute to changes in the skin, as well as changes in facial bones.
What can we do to reverse collagen loss?
At Qutis we have a variety of options for helping to reverse Collagen loss and stimulate your own production of new collagen.
The links below will explain some of the options we offer, your nurse practitioner will help you decide which option is best for you;
Protect yourself from future damage
We also always advise using a broad spectrum SPF daily. Buy in our clinic and available to order by phone we advise one of the following clinically proven sunscreens.
iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50
Formulated specifically for daily use and extended outdoor activities, ECLIPSE SPF 50+ is a unique fusion of scientifically advanced physical sunscreens – transparent titanium dioxide and micronized zinc oxide – coupled with pure vitamin E. This antioxidant-rich blend provides superior water-resistant broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. ECLIPSE SPF 50+ is an ultra sheer, lightweight formula that absorbs quickly for a non-greasy matte finish.
• Provides all-physical broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
• Ultra-sheer, fast absorbing with a weightless finish
• Water resistant
iS Clinical Extreme
EXTREME PROTECT SPF 30 provides unprecedented protection by combining broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and powerful antioxidants to mitigate oxidative solar damage. Featuring micro-fine zinc oxide and micro-encapsulated organic active sunscreens, EXTREME PROTECT SPF 30 offers the most advanced protection on the market.
• Provides unprecedented multi-level broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
• Protects against environmental damage with Extremozyme® technology
• Reduces the appearance of erythema (sunburn)
• Hydrates, smoothes and softens
• Diminishes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
• Provides an antioxidant-rich protective barrier