WOW. Collagen begins to decline in our bodies about the age of 30! If we don’t stimulate its growth, our bodies begin to show signs of aging. Collagen is found all over our bodies. In this blog, we will address collagen in the skin and one of the fabulous ways to stimulate its growth.
Collagen is one of the most important elements in the appearance of the skin. It is a key structural protein produced by Fibroblast Cells, the most dominant cell in all connective tissue. Did you know that collagen production is, in fact, influenced and impacted by inflammation levels in the skin? Healthy, flexible, full tensile strength collagen fibers are the result of controlled, intelligent healing with minimal to no inflammation. Unfortunately, chronic inflammation leads to poorly linked collagen, fibrotic or scar tissue, and the result is warped, non-elastic, and inflexible skin. Under conditions of inflammation, we manufacture POOR extracellular matrix proteins, in ALL organs, including the skin. If the goal is to produce healthy and sustainable collagen production, you MUST avoid keeping the skin in an inflammatory state. In addition, you don’t always have to visually SEE inflammation (erythema, edema, etc) for it to be present. We call this sub-clinical inflammation. A low simmer of inflammation that is deleterious to the health of your skin. Why we recommend, with growth factor technology, you AVOID the usage of Adipose (Fat) Stem Cell Growth Factors! Only use those harvested from young, adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells, as they will lead to the most healthy type of collagen synthesis in an anti-inflammatory environment.
This is a fabulous explanation written by a provider of the stem cell companies that supply the stem cells I use in my micro-needling treatments.