Collagen loss begins in your twenties and continues throughout the rest of your life. This leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss. Luckily, using the most advanced techniques, facial plastic surgeon, Dr. David Santos can correct the appearance of collagen loss with procedures like a facelift, brow lift, or neck lift. However, what can you do before you need a facelift to correct the effects of collagen loss? Here are some simple tips for preventing collagen loss as you age. 

First, pollution and environmental factors like the sun and wind contribute greatly to collagen and the overall quality of your skin. Therefore, you should wear SPF and a moisturizer year round to protect your skin from environmental factors, the sun, and pollution. 

Second, a person’s lifestyle can speed up or slow down the rate of collagen loss. Habits like smoking, caffeine, and constant stress can increase collagen loss. Changing or giving up these habits can slow down aging and improve your overall health. Additionally, a diet high in sugars and simple carbohydrates can contribute to losing collagen. Eating a diet of nutrient-dense foods will promote collagen production and help prevent collagen loss. 

Finally, esthetic procedures like chemical peels and microneedling can boost collagen production and improve acne scars, discoloration, wrinkles, and rough skin.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.

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