Skin, beautiful skin. It is our most abundant asset and the layer that is probably the most mistreated, yet so heavily relied upon. Well, that mistreatment stops today, as we explore the beautiful union of collagen supplementation and how it so wonderfully compliments non-surgical skin treatments. As we’ve learned in previous blogs like ‘Back to School for Skintellectuals’
, there is no expensive cream that can match how the oral delivery of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® works. The fibroblast cells in the dermal layer of the skin will recognise the specific peptides, which then stimulates the fibroblasts’ need to increase their metabolic activity. The results are a higher synthesis of new dermal collagen and all other extracellular matrix proteins, balancing what is lost through ageing and environmental influences.
How Can Collagen Help Skin Treatments?
So, how does this compliment ‘tweakments’ like Botox, dermal fillers and resurfacing? We asked our resident nonsurgical treatment expert Dr Emma Hughes
why she thinks taking collagen, alongside the beauty options that she and so many physicians offer, enhances the overall affect. Here’s what she said: ‘Think of the collagen layer under the surface of your skin like scaffolding. It’s plumping up the epidermis layer and giving it structure. If you’re trying to reduce fine lines through Botox and fillers, then the more structure you have in the dermis, the greater the result of your chosen treatment.’ If resurfacing is your chosen method for illuminating scars and discolorations, then the wound healing effect of our peptide VERISOL®, the main ingredient of our best-selling product glow+
, will not only help you recover quicker from your treatment, but hyper-stimulate the cell renewal process to give you the ultimate glow. Several of Dr Hughes’ patients supplement with Pura Collagen alongside their non-surgical beauty regime, and it’s a combination that really shows results.
Dermal Filler and Collagen
Recently, we caught up with RN Emily Williams BSc at her clinic, Aesthetics Studio
, in Northamptonshire to discuss how collagen supplementation can support her clients who seek to enhance the shape and fullness of their lips. Lip filler, also known as dermal filler, contains a substance that our body naturally produces called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a clear, thick, sugar derivative that keeps your joints, eyes, and skin hydrated. However, just like our collagen stores,
we lose this as we age. We asked RN Williams how this helps make lips look fuller, and she said: ‘Hyaluronic acid can attract and retain up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, which is what makes it ideal to use as a cosmetic filler’, says Emily. ‘Hyaluronic acid helps to lock moisture into your skin, which can create a plump look or change the shape of your lips if it's injected into strategic areas.’
What Do Lip Fillers in Different Places Achieve?
Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding: • Shape • Structure • Volume Injections into the body of your lips can be done to improve the overall volume or to smooth any fine lines (perioral lines). Injections around the lining of your lips can enhance the borders of your lip or reshape the lip line to your liking. When concentrated around the corners of the mouth, fillers can lift the edges of the lips. Williams states, ‘HA fillers are a relatively safe procedure if injected by a qualified practitioner. As HA is made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Furthermore, HA will dissolve by itself over time and can also be dissolved by a medical professional at any time by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase.’
How Can Collagen Help?
Collagen skin care and collagen treatments are up-and-coming for good reason: Pura Collagen’s glow+ collagen for skin care is the ideal supplement to take, whether you’re opting in or out of tweakments. The 10,000mg of VERISOL® per serving means you can be guaranteed to see visible results to the surface and structure of your skin within 4-6 weeks if you begin your new collagen treatment today. Alongside the Bioactive Collagen Peptides®, glow+
also contains key supporting ingredients
including Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Biotin & Selenium to contribute to VERISOL® and support other key areas like your hair and nails so that you get an overall glow up! Alongside glow+ we offer a range of other collagen peptide supplements that target different areas of the body, so you can mix-and-match to design a collagen routine that works perfectly for you. Shop now
, and join the collageneration.