As we age and lose collagen, the structural protein that helps provide healthy elasticity, our skin thins and starts to act less like lycra and more like linen.
As a result of this depletion you may see any of the following…
The outer corner of the eyes and upper and lower eyelids can become saggy and baggy as collagen levels lessen. Tear troughs (deep hollows under the eye sockets) can also form.
Depleting collagen can cause your eyebrows to droop, resulting in a hooded look over the eyelids.
Lack of collagen increases the appearance of the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Jowls are due to excess skin, which occurs from a decrease in collagen, elastin and volume, drawing attention to unrefined contours.
Lost collagen leads to the development of lip lines and a loss of volume.
There are ingredients in some creams and lotions that can elicit the skin’s own natural response to stimulate collagen production, such as peptides and retinol. However, you will probably find in-office treatments like chemical peels and lasers to be more effective.
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