Collagen: why is it important?
Collagen is a protein found in the body that gives our skin its strength and elasticity (Manturovo et al, 2018). The human skin consists predominantly of Type I and Type III collagen (Manturovo et al, 2018). Starting at age 35 our epidermis thins, the skin loses its elasticity, the layer of collagen and elastin found […]
As we age, changes occur to our facial bone, soft tissue, and skin (Swift et al, 2020). The bones of the face begin to recede starting in our 30’s (Swift et al, 2020). The visible signs that can be seen regarding our bone recession and repositioning include: the lower forehead begins to flatten, eyebrows begin […]
Anatomy of the Skin
Our skin is comprised mainly of three layers: the epidermis (the top layer), the dermis (which lies beneath the epidermis), and fat (which lies beneath the dermis) (Abdo et al, 2020). The skin is mainly responsible for: protection against foreign bacteria/pathogens, maintaining body temperature and hydration, and the creation of Vitamin D. (Abdo et al, […]