Collagen is a big buzz word in the beauty community, but how much do you actually know about collagen? Today we want to educate you in what collagen is, why our skin needs it, and the best ways you can encourage your body\u2019s collagen production. What is Collagen? Collagen is protein made up of amino-acids, most commonly found in the skin, bones and connective-tissues. \u00a0Collagen is produced endogenously in the body, however as we age, our collagen production decreases. On average, after the age of 20 a person produces 1% less collagen in the skin every year. Why does our skin need collagen? We need collagen to help strengthen the skins elasticity. The decrease in collagen as we age is what causes our skin to become loose, more wrinkled and saggy. By increasing your body\u2019s collagen production, you are able to firm the skin so that it is plumper, and gives you a more youthful appearance. Best treatments to promote collagen production When lots of people think about boosting collagen they mainly think about their face, however all of the body needs collagen to keep the skin firm and youthful. There are lots of different treatments that help to promote collagen production, but these are a few of our firm favourites! The Lunchtime Quick Lift The perfect treatment for those pushed for time, our lunchtime Quick Lift is a laser treatment that stimulates the skins natural collagen production to result in a firm, toned appearance. The Quick Lift is a great treatment to have before a big event as it leaves your skin looking rejuvenated and has no down-time. Mesotherapy Mesotherapy is a microneedling treatment that injects vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid into targeted areas on the body or the face, these micro-injections then work to stimulate collagen production. This treatment can be used to treat a variety of concerns from reducing the appearance of stretch-marks, breaking down cellulite, tightening the skin and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Radiofrequency Another great treatment that can be used on the face or body for skin tightening is Radiofrequency. Used in combination with ultrasound, it uses heat to stimulate your skin cells and promote increased collagen production. Radiofrequency can be used on the body to help firm the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, or on the face for a tightening and lifting effect. 3D SkinLift by Ultraformer Our 3D SkinLift by Ultraformer is a revolutionary ultrasound treatment that can be used on the face or the body. The high intensity focused ultrasound results in immediate tightening, and encourages collagen production so that in the weeks following your treatment you will notice the results increasing. To find out more about our collagen boosting treatments, call us today on 020 3811 2727. Or book a complimentary consultation here, and speak with one of our expert Treatment Coordinators who will be able to devise a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your concerns.