So you’ve heard all the talk about collagen. Why is it so important for a youthful appearance, you ask? Collagen is essential for healthy, younger-looking skin because it gives structure to our skin cells. As we age and lose collagen—the structural protein that helps provide healthy elasticity—our skin thins and starts to act less like lycra and more like linen. As a result of this depletion, you may see any of the following:
Crow’s-Feet: The outer corner of the eyelids becomes saggy.
Drooping Brows: Your eyebrows to droop, resulting in a hooded look over the eyelids.
Nasolobial Folds: Lack of collagen causes the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Jowls: Jowls are due to excess skin, which occurs from a decrease in collagen, elastin and volume.
Thin lips: Lost collagen leads to lip lines and a loss of volume.