New Collagen Production is Vital to Skin Rejuvenation butWhich Treatment is Best?

Collagen Induction: The Key to Effective Skin Rejuvenation

 

Collagen induction is central to anti-ageing and skin rejuvenations quite simply because loss of collagen is a key cause of lines, wrinkles, heavy jowls and facial ageing. 

Believe it or not, our body's ability to generate new collagen starts to slow down while we are in our late 20's and by the time we are at the other side of menopause we are producing very little.

Collagen inducing treatments should be a staple part of your beauty regimen. While facials, and massage have a feel good and even psychological benefit they are unable to contribute as significantly to collagen renewal as some of our more advanced treatments.

So, in a world where there is so much choice available, how do you know what Collagen Stimulants really work?

In this blog I take a deep dive into the various treatments we offer and give you an indicator of efficacy and price.  

SO WHAT IS COLLAGEN INDUCTION? / COLLAGEN STIMMULATION?

Collagen is a vital protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, so these treatments offer results in improving the overall appearance and health of the skin. 

Her at Ultimate Skin and Body we offer seven core different collagen induction treatments, - Fraxel, HIFU, Collagen Stimulant Injections, Honey Filler Bio-remodelling, Fractional Radiofrequency, Micro-needling, and Home Use Dermal rollers. 

Our range is wide because each has its place depending on:

  • The degree of skin laxity or collagen lost in each client
  • The speed of results required by the client
  • The client's budget. 
  • The client's suitability for each type of treatment, which may will include a review of their age, health, lifestyle and medications.
  • Any additional concerns of the client


1. FRAXEL LASER REJUVENATION 

Fraxel is a laser treatment that uses fractional laser technology to target specific areas of the skin. By creating controlled micro-injuries, it stimulates collagen production and triggers the body’s natural healing process. Fraxel is highly effective in treating various skin concerns, including wrinkles, acne scars, and age spots.

IDEAL FOR: 
Scarring, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Texture, Melasma & Pigmentation

BUDGET: One of our more costly treatments simply because of its ability to treat multiple issues simultaneously. Expect to need 3 treatments as a minimum with severe ice-pick scarring requiring up to 5

EFFICACY: We call this the "big Guns" Treatment for a reason! It is a highly efficient treatment but requires down time of 3-4 days and you may experience peeling for up to a week.  

General Collagen induction is just one part of this treatment as it has the ability to reduce scarring, treat pigmentation (even Melasma) and safely resurface the skin at the same time. 


2. EVO - HIGH ENBERGY PLASMA REJUVENATION 

One of our newest modalities, Evo is showing great results for treating multiple skin conditions simulations. Like fraxel it will address pigmentation (but not Melasma) and create an overall tightening effect to fine lines and wrinkles.

Evo has the potential to improve eyelid contour and is the only modality available to treat across the actual eye lid.

IDEAL FOR: 
Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Texture, Pigmentation
Non-Surgical Eye and Face Lift

BUDGET: One of our more costly treatments simply because of its ability to treat multiple issues simultaneously but generally requires only 1 treatment. 

EFFICACY: This is another "big Gun" treatment for a reason! 
Downtime can be up to a week depending on your tollerance for being seen out looking less than perfect.

You may experience peeling for up to 7-10 days.  

General Collagen induction is just one part of this treatment as it has the ability to reduce improve, treat pigmentation (NOT Melasma) and safely resurface the skin at the same time. 


3. HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) 

HIFU is a non-invasive treatment that delivers focused ultrasound energy to the deeper layers of the skin. This energy stimulates collagen production, resulting in skin tightening and lifting effects. HIFU is particularly effective in reducing sagging skin and improving facial contours but works at the deeper level of the skin - at the SMAS layer.

It is highly effective in plumping and toning the deeper levels of the skin but is more beneficial when other treatment modalities are combined wi address other layers of the skin too. 

IDEAL FOR: 
Lax Skin

BUDGET:
Affordable - this is a​ 1 x year treatment. 

EFFICACY:
Excellent treatment but should be combined with other modalities to other skin layers. Treats only lax skin and has none of the additional benefits of Fraxel or Evo Neogen High Energy Treatments.


4. COLLAGEN STIMULANT INJECTIONS

Collagen stimulant injections are injectable treatments that stimulate collagen production over time. These injections provide gradual and natural-looking results, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The effectiveness may vary depending on individual factors and the number of sessions required.

These injections take 3-6 months for the results to develop but once achieved the results are longer lasting than dermal fillers.

IDEAL FOR: 
Lax Skin

BUDGET:
Expect to need three treatments at 4 weekly intervals.

EFFICACY:
Excellent treatment but should be combined with other modalities to other skin layers. Treats only lax skin and has none of the additional benefits of Fraxel or Evo Neogen High Energy Treatments.


5.    HONEY FILLER BIO-REMODELLING INJECTIONS

Honey filler bio-remodelling is a relatively new technique that utilizes a combination of ingredients to stimulate collagen production. This treatment helps to restore volume, improve skin texture, and reduce the signs of aging. 

IDEAL FOR: 
Lax & Dehydrated Skin

BUDGET:
Expect to need two treatments a month apart 

EFFICACY:
Excellent treatment but should be combined with other modalities to other skin layers. Treats lax and dehydrated skin.


6.   FRACTIONAL RADIO FREQUENCY 

Fractional Radio-Frequency (RF) is a minimally invasive treatment that combines radiofrequency energy with micro-needling. It delivers heat energy deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening. Fractional RF is highly effective in treating wrinkles, acne scars, and improving overall skin texture.

IDEAL FOR: 
Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and general collagen stimulation superficial layers of the skin. Combine with HIFU for greater efficacy.

BUDGET:
General skin maintenance: 3 treatments 2-4 weeks apart
Stretch Marks & Scars: 3-6 treatments 2-4 weeks apart
Cystic Acne: 3-6 Treatments 2-4 weeks apart

EFFICACY:
Excellent treatment but should be combined with other modalities to other skin layers. Treats fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks and scars effectively.

Can also be utilised in the treatment of cystic acne.


7.    EVO - LOW ENERGY PLASMA REJUVENATION

Evo low-energy plasma treatments are carried out by our therapists and can assist with general skin maintenance, collagen renewal, acne breakout, rosacea and more.



8.   MICRO-NEEDLING

Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin using tiny needles. This process stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in improved skin texture, reduced scarring, and a more youthful appearance. Micro-needling is effective for various skin concerns, including fine lines, acne scars, and minimal hyperpigmentation.

IDEAL FOR: 
Fine lines and wrinkles, mild scarring 
Improving penetration of skin products


BUDGET:
Inexpensive treatment - requires 6-12 sessions.

EFFICACY:
Excellent treatment but should be combined with other modalities to other skin layers. 


9.    HOME USE DERMAL ROLLERS

Home use dermal rollers are handheld devices equipped with tiny needles that can be used for micro-needling at home. While they can stimulate collagen production to some extent, their effectiveness is limited compared to professional treatments but tjeir best use is in your daily skincare routine where you can imporve your product penetration by up to 400%

It is crucial to follow proper usage instructions and consult with a skincare professional for optimal results.

 

More Information:

Fraxel

EVO High Energy Treatments

HIFU

Collagen Stimulating Injections

Bio-Remodelling / Honey Filler

Fractional RF

Evo Low Energy Treatments

Micro-Needling

Home Use Dermal Roller

Our Collagen Induction Chart

Chart Illustrating the efficacy of the various Collagen Induction Techniques


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