Why Collagen Matters … And What You Can Do to Build More!

January 15th, 2020 by Dr. Michael Glass

Discover How to Enhance Collagen Production for More Beautiful Skin


Collagen … sure you’ve heard of it, but if you’re like most people, you only have a vague idea of what it is. Perhaps at best, you just know that it’s good to have. Fortunately, if you’re curious about collagen, we’ve got the low-down right here! Read on to learn what it is, what collagen does, and most importantly, how you can produce more.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is skin’s essential building block. This important protein is responsible for giving skin its structure and making skin appear supple and elastic.

However, as we age, our bodies begin to produce less and less collagen.

Worse still, this collagen decline worsens as we get older. While women in their mid-20s only lose about 1% of collagen a year, post-menopausal women lose as much as 30% of their collagen during the first five years after menopause. Unfortunately, this collagen loss causes a reduction in elasticity, wrinkle formation, and sagging skin.

Cosmetic Procedures that Build Collagen

The good news is that there are cosmetic procedures that stimulate collagen production.

For instance, at Esteem Medical Spa, we love the following collagen-boosting treatments:

  • Venus Viva – With Venus Viva, we use NanoFractional Radio Frequency to increase collagen production, reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks, rosacea, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and even deep-set wrinkles. woman getting venus viva treatment
  • Skindition – Skindition consists of three cosmetic procedures—a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion to make skin more receptive to treatment, a Venus Viva session, and finally, CO2 laser resurfacing to remove damaged skin while regenerating healthy skin. The results? Absolutely beautiful!
  • Ultherapy – Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate a healing response in deep tissues beneath the skin’s surface. This healing response boosts collagen, lifting and tightening the face and neck.

Because there’s no downtime, Ultherapy is great for those who like the idea of a face lift but don’t want the hassle of going under the knife or a long recovery.

How Can I Schedule a Complimentary Consultation at Esteem Medical Spa?

To schedule your complimentary consultation at Esteem Medical Spa, call us at 775.204.3508. We’re conveniently located in Reno at 6522 S. McCarran Boulevard next to the Grill Restaurant.