Collagen is the body’s major structural protein composed of three protein chains wound together in a tight triple helix. This protein supports tissues and organs and connects these structures to bones. Collagen plays a key role in providing the structural scaffolding surrounding cells that helps to support the cell shape.
Collagen makes up 75% of our skin. Thus the smooth plump appearance of young healthy skin is due, in large part, to the presence of healthy collagen levels. The breakdown of healthy collagen and the decline in collagen production leads to the development of unwanted wrinkles and the appearance of aged skin. Because of this, those who wish to enhance their beauty or counteract the signs of ageing need a method to boost collagen levels and repair past collagen damage.
Collagen quality is damaged through a number of day to day activities:
- Bad diet
- Exposure to the sun
- Poor sleep patterns
- The ravages of time
Cosmetic acupuncture is the effective non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of ageing by stimulating collagen production giving a firm look to the face. The evidence is plentiful in support of this.