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Combating Collagen Loss

With facial aging beginning as early as your 20s, it is important to develop healthy habits early to slow down and combat the process.

February 3, 2016

Diet, exercise, and daily skin care are crucial to fighting signs of premature aging. Many of us did not heed this advice in our 20s and are now intensely scouring magazines and webpages for the answer to renewing the youth we once took for granted.

A major factor in the appearance of an aging face is loss of collagen. Collagen is a protein found in the dermis of the skin that is essential to skin smoothness and elasticity. While we cannot stop the aging process, we can encourage collagen growth through various in-office and at-home treatments.

In-office treatments, while more costly up front, can yield longer lasting, more noticeable results. Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable treatment that stimulates the body to produce collagen, in turn, restoring a more youthful appearance to the face. Performed in conjunction with Sculptra injections or as a stand alone treatment, Micro Needling or Dermal Needling is a top choice for facial rejuvenation. By creating tiny micro channels in the skin, we initiate growth of collagen and elastin as well as strengthening of the epidermis. Over time this results in a healthier, renewed appearance.

The use of topical numbing creams prior to these treatments significantly reduces discomfort during the procedure and recovery time is minimal. Complimentary consultations are available and often treatments can be done same day if you so choose.

To set up a consultation with me, or to learn more about combating collagen loss, call our office at (423)756-7134.

I look forward to seeing you!


Katelyn Westbrook, RN, BSN

Katelyn serves as the full time Aesthetic Nurse for the Plastic Surgery Group. Her practice encompasses non-surgical procedures including comprehensive skincare, injectable fillers and BOTOX®.  Katelyn is a member of the Association of Plastic Surgical Nurses and the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. 

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