Fillers are among the most popular aesthetic treatments to achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance. In addition to restoring lost volume in the skin, many fillers are very effective at rejuvenating the skin because they stimulate collagen production. But, how exactly do fillers spur collagen production? Well, let’s find out!
What is Collagen?
First off, let’s learn more about collagen and the role that it plays in the health of your skin. Collagen is a protein that makes up approximately ⅓ of the body’s protein composition. It’s essential for the structure of many different parts of the body, including the skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen gives youthful skin a plump, smooth appearance.
Unfortunately, collagen production in the body naturally declines with age. Diminishing collagen causes lost structure and support for the skin, typically leading to wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, and other common signs of skin aging. So, many aesthetic treatments focus on stimulating collagen production to reverse the appearance of aging skin.
How Do Fillers Improve Collagen Production?
RADIESSE® is a filler that has been administered at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness since 2007. It contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) microspheres in an aqueous gel carrier and, along with an immediate volume boost to the skin, has been shown to support the body’s ability to develop collagen. So, the appearance of the skin will improve in the weeks and months after the injections are administered as more collagen is produced.
Fillers that contain hyaluronic acid have also been shown to boost collagen production by stretching the fibroblasts in the skin, which are the cells that emit collagen. This both increases collagen production and counters the breakdown of collagen for more youthful-looking skin over time.
To learn more about the collagen-boosting effects of dermal fillers, book an appointment at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today!