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Your body may begin producing less collagen in the skin, starting as early as your twenties. Collagen is vital for youthful volume, firmness and elasticity. Lower levels of collagen impact skin aging, resulting in thinner skin with less elasticity. Wrinkles can form, and the skin may begin to sag. Collagen induction therapy, or CIT, stimulates facial collagen, creating more youthful, firm skin. Our team at Maia Plastic Surgery offers collagen induction therapy at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Increasing collagen in the skin can create more youthful skin. Fine lines and wrinkles can diminish, discolorations and scars can fade, and sun damage can dissipate. The skin’s elasticity improves for a tighter, firmer appearance, more like your skin was when you were younger.

How To Stimulate Facial Collagen

You may see many products that claim to add collagen to the skin through topical creams and serums. The best way to increase collagen in the skin is to stimulate the production of this protein by the body. Collagen is needed to repair skin – when it is injured, collagen production increases to heal the wound. Collagen induction therapy uses this tool to “trick” the body into increasing collagen in the skin.

CIT methods include treatments that stimulate a healing response in the skin. Microneedling is a popular option, using tiny needles to penetrate the deeper layer of the skin without causing real damage. More collagen is produced to heal the micro-wounds, more each time the treatment is used. Other treatments that can result in collagen induction include certain laser, thermal or energy therapies that penetrate the skin and trigger a healing response.

Collagen induction therapy can help your skin look more youthful without surgery – it can also be combined with other treatments or even facial plastic surgery to improve your aesthetic results. To learn more, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the Washington, DC area to schedule a skin consultation.

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