For decades, doctors had little choice but to administer collagen injections or collagen topically to people who would rather not have them. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is a key building block for the skin. When collagen is replenished after it is used up, the skin looks fuller, firmer, smoother and younger-looking. But because natural collagen cannot be made, doctors must inject it artificially in very precise amounts to maintain these results.
Non-surgical anti-aging treatment using a collagen infusion-like topical inject-able effect plumps the surface of the skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines even after only one application. Formulated with collagen peptides, this topical treatment plumps the surface of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while soothing kelp helps rejuvenate younger looking skin. Injections are the most effective method to give the most lasting results for people who prefer not to have collagen injections. The best results are seen within the first few weeks of treatment, and this time can vary depending on the individual patient.
Collagen treatments have also been introduced to the spa world, where collagen proteins, masks and wraps can help firm and tighten the skin to give the best results after only one treatment. One of the most popular collagen infusions is a collagen mask, which contains high levels of collagen protein to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. The most effective collagen masks work by penetrating deep into the skin to stimulate the skin and repair cellular damage. Collagen masks are available in a variety of popular brands, and many different formulations, such as Vitamin E, Alpha Hydroxy, Houttuynia Chintz and Phytessence Wakame are used to deliver the best results. Popularized brands such as Revitol and AHA are also effective, but individuals should check with their dermatologists before using any product.