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|Posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:08 PM||comments (70)|
COLLAGEN is a fibrous protein used to connect and support other body tissues. Collagen works with keratin to provide the skin with strength, resilience, firmness and suppleness. The glue that holds the body together.
Collagen contains amino acids such as glycine, proline, hydroxyprolene and arginine and makes up 30% of the proteins within the body.
With age, collagen production slows and the cells structures weaken. Skin gets thinner, hair becomes lifeless, skin sags and wrinkles begin to occur.
Most of us walk, jog, lift weights, or participate in some form of exercise to promote strength, firmness and resilience for our bodies. We also need methods of exercise for muscles, connective tissue, cells and oxygen flow to our face. Facials done on a regular basis using specific hand massage techniques will continue to stimulate and exercise your face to help slow down the depletion of collagen as you age.
Collagen fillers are derived either from human skin or animals. Did you know that you may harvest collagen from your own skin during an operation that involves any type of skin removal? Your surgeon may then process it into liquid form, sterilize and inject. It also may be stored up to 5 years. For more information regarding fillers, please read previous blog written by Lavender on the subject.
Lavender's Lair looks forward to helping you look your very best for the upcoming holidays!
Until next time,