The collagen in your body is a helical protein and acts like a framework that holds your connective tissue together throughout your body. It makes up about 75% of the dry weight of your skin and it provides your skin with its volume and plumpness. It also is rich in amino acids that help your body maintain and repair your tendons, bones and joints. Collagen fibers provide your muscles with strength and structure. It also is important to your blood vessels that transport blood throughout your entire body.
Breakdown of Collagen
As you age, your collagen begins to break down. There are many factors that cause it to break down. Aging results in loss of elasticity and strength, which results in sagging skin and wrinkles. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause your collagen to break down as well. If you’re a smoker, this accelerates collagen break down and results in fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.
Building of Collagen
There are certain foods and nutrients that are rich in collagen and can help build it up. Fruits such as bell peppers, strawberries and lemons are great for boosting your collagen levels. These foods rich in vitamin C are collagen-promoting foods. Foods rich in amino acids (fish, cheese, milk, eggs) promotes collagen production within your body’s connective tissue.
Light Energy Treatments To Build Collagen
AuraSpa in Beverly Hills offers the LightStim MultiWave patented technology to harness the effects of different colored light spectrums that will benefit and build your collagen, which will benefit your skin and body! Contact us today to learn more about our light therapy options and to schedule a consultation to create a personalized treatment plan.
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