Skin firming treatments are designed to restore strength, resiliency, and fullness to the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin. As a result of sun exposure and the DNA damage that results, collagen and elastin get depleted and damaged by corrosive enzymes and free radicals. If you were to examine wrinkled skin under a microscope, the intertwined cables of collagen and elastin proteins appear as if they have been ruptured. The fibroblast cells that knit the collagen cables together have been pulled apart – and in some instances are no longer attached to intact collagen. They lie isolated, surrounded by collagen fragments and debris. In the attempts the skin does make to repair the damaged tissue, the collagen deposition resembles scar tissue more than it does healthy tissue – with large cross-linked strands Skin can only replace limited amounts of collagen and elastin on its own – once the damage is done, it can be near impossible to reverse without the assistance of outside help.
Firming Treatments include:
Retinoids and retinols, Vitamin C, Copper Peptides, Centella Asiatica Extract, Peptides, Relastin