Why my skin looks more saggy, dry and wrinkly?

Why my skin looks more saggy, dry and wrinkly? 

There could be several reasons why your skin has changed and become more saggy, dry, wrinkly, and droopy. But decreased collagen production is definitely playing a crucial role in maintaining the health of our skin providing its elasticity, firmness, and strength.  As we age, the production of collagen in our body declines by about 1.0%-1.5% per year, which leads to a loss of skin elasticity, saggy droopy appearance  and the formation of wrinkles. 

collagen level over time  Collagen production peaks around early 30s and decreases since| DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 


Why Collagen is important?


Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and structure of the skin. It is the most abundant protein in the human body and provides strength and elasticity to various tissues.

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Changes is the skin and collagen levels with time | DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin. Photo: http://dx.doi.org/10.20517/2347-9264.2020.153


In the skin, collagen fibers form a network that supports the upper layers and provides a foundation for the skin’s structure. Here are some reasons why collagen is important for skin health:

  1. Skin strength and firmness: Collagen gives the skin its strength and firmness. It helps maintain the structure and integrity of the skin, preventing sagging and wrinkles.

  2. Elasticity and flexibility: Collagen fibers allow the skin to stretch and bounce back to its original shape. It provides the skin with elasticity, allowing it to withstand stretching and movement without tearing or losing its shape.

  3. Wrinkle prevention: As we age, the production of collagen decreases, leading to a loss of skin elasticity and the formation of wrinkles. By maintaining adequate collagen levels, the skin can stay plump and smooth, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  4. Wound healing: Collagen is involved in the process of wound healing. It forms a framework for new tissue growth and helps in the regeneration of skin cells, promoting faster healing and minimizing scarring.

  5. Moisture retention: Collagen helps the skin retain moisture, improving its hydration levels. Well-hydrated skin appears more plump, supple, and youthful.

  6. Protection from environmental factors: The collagen network in the skin acts as a barrier, protecting it from external factors such as UV radiation, pollutants, and toxins. It helps maintain the skin’s integrity and prevents damage caused by these factors.collagen younger older skin

Younger vs. older skin | DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 

When collagen levels in the skin decrease, the skin becomes thinner and loses its ability to bounce back from stretching or pulling. This can lead to sagging skin and wrinkles. Additionally, the decrease in collagen production can also lead to a reduction in the skin’s moisture levels, making it more prone to dryness and dullness.

Furthermore, the decrease in collagen production can also affect the skin’s ability to repair itself which makes it more sensitive to UV exposure leading to pigmentation and even more dryness.


What can you do to increase collagen production in your skin?

There are various collagen-stimulating skin treatments available that can help boost collagen production and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Here are some effective options:


  • PDO mono threads are designed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. As the threads dissolve over time, they create a supportive mesh-like structure that lifts and tightens the skin creating lifted appearance and smoothing the lines and wrinkles. Results last up to 12 months.

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PDO threads one of the most effective treatment to stimulate collagen in target areas| DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 

  • Skin Boosters are completely natural treatment composed of Hyaluronic acid, minerals and vitamins and made to be injected into the skin in a series of small injections, which can help to stimulate collagen production and provide a range of benefits for the skin – hydration, improved skin texture, tone, elasticity, softened scars and wrinkles.

Skin booster stimulates collagen as well as boosting hydration and glow in the skin| DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 

  • Skin Needling and Platelet Rich Plasma – microneedling and PRP can provide a powerful combination for stimulating collagen production and combating skin aging. Microneedling creates micro-injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing process, while PRP provides growth factors that can help to further stimulate collagen production and promote healing. The result is smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin, with improved texture, tone, and a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

PRP for collagen stimulation

PRP with skin needling is an effective and very natural way to boost collagen| DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 

  • Bio-remodelling – treatment that contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. Bioremodelling helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin by stimulating collagen production. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. As collagen production is stimulated, the skin can become more elastic and firm, which can help to reduce sagging and improve the overall contour of the face.


Bio-remodelling stimulates collagen, elastin and boosts hydration in the skin, as well as prevents aging| DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 


Other important options to keep your skin healthy and full of collagen:

  • Get regular facials and peels, which can help to exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production.
  • Use skincare products containing ingredients that promote collagen production, such as retinoids, vitamin C, and peptides.
  • Consider cosmetic procedures that stimulate collagen production
  • Eat a diet rich in protein, vitamin C, and other nutrients that support collagen production.
  • Avoid habits that can damage collagen, such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, and a poor diet.
  • Get enough sleep, as sleep deprivation can impair collagen production

Ways to boost collagen in the skin

Everyday tips to boost collagen and prevent ageing | DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin 

If you are noticing that your skin has become more droopy, saggy, dry or wrinkly, it’s essential to take steps to address the underlying causes. This may include adopting a healthy skincare routine with some active ingredients as retinol and Vitamin C, protecting your skin from sun damage, improving your diet and lifestyle habits, and seeking professional treatment if necessary. 


Book your free consultation with our experienced and dedicated nurse Diana to discuss your skin health and possible treatment options.


PRP to boost collagen in the scalp and face | DC Aesthetics Injectables & Skin