Maintaining skin health is the result of external and internal nourishment, dedication and proactivity. Although ageing is a fact of life, how our skin ages is to a large extent, in our hands. Having access to knowledge and technology allows us to make the right decisions to preserve our skin health and mitigate the signs of ageing.
Alongside product recommendations, I like to encourage my clients to consider including in-clinic treatments that complement their efforts at home. Treatments such as microneedling, skin peels and radio frequency skin tightening can help stimulate your body's collagen production and simultaneously rejuvenate your skin.
Treatment 1: Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment whereby either a medical grade dermaroller or automated device travels over the skin, gently puncturing the surface. The skin recognises this experience as an injury and begins the process of rejuvenation, stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen. By stimulating collagen, microneedling is recognised as an effective treatment for reducing the appearance fine lines and pore size, improving skin texture and depending on the products applied after the treatment, can also help with evening out skin tone.
Treatment 2: Skin Peels
Skin Peels are an often underrated but incredibly effective method of rejuvenating skin, and in the right formulations at the right concentrations, can really help with collagen stimulation. My focus is to create tailored new generation peels that address specific skin concerns, with a focus on stimulating skin cells rather than purely exfoliating. By combining skin peels with microneedling (As in my Meso-Peel and Meso-Peel Lite Treatments), the results are magnified.
Treatment 3: Radio Frequency
Radio frequency skin tightening treatments use heat energy to penetrate and heat the dermis. This stimulates collagen production and ultimately contributes to a tightening of the skin, reducing wrinkles and unwanted laxity. With minimal downtime and discomfort, radio frequency is a popular method to stimulate collagen. While this method does deliver results, it requires commitment to completing a course, as multiple sessions are needed to achieve and maintain the effects.
As a pivotal protein in the human body, collagen's role in invigorating and rebuilding skin cells is apparent. What’s less obvious is how best to implement regular in-clinic treatments and optimize them for your needs, which is why I created the Skin W1 London product range, and why I continue to focus on collagen stimulating treatments in my clinical practice.