Boosting Collagen Naturally: Anti-Aging Through the Winter Months

The winter months are not the friendliest of months for those who have mature or dehydrated skin types. Harsh climates, dry air, and frigid temperatures may make it seem as though your skin lacks the radiance and “life” it has in summer months, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for all. 

Our Board-Certified Dermatologists at Galt Dermatology, Fort Lauderdale, agree that much like a night of restful sleep, slow, calm winters can promote the skin’s healing and regeneration. This year amongst the 2020 global pandemic, we’ve taken extra precaution to prioritize our overall health and to begin to consider stress-management as a crucial component in overall health and well-being. To strengthen our immune system, we can simultaneously support the body’s largest organ: the skin.

Strengthening your skin barrier not only smooths fine lines and wrinkles, working well for those considering anti-aging treatments but may also promote skin that has a higher resistance to toxins and environmental damage. Well-researched and a common ingredient used to promote more elasticity in the skin is collagen. Unlike other treatment options, natural collagen-boosting treatments are available here at Galt Dermatology. 

Sculptra Aesthetic is the only poly-L-Lactic-Acid Dermal Filler for anti-aging that stimulates your body to produce more collagen. Collagen is a popular and vital ingredient to restore fullness in the skin and promote a radiant, firm, and youthful appearance. Typical areas of treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic are the Marionette Lines, Nasolabial Folds, cheeks, chin, and temples. 

Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles, and those who choose Sculptra for treatment will find long-lasting, beautiful results for 2+ years. The procedure requires minimal downtime, with minimal risk for complication, as Sculptra is stimulating acceleration of your body’s own biological process. 

30-minute Cosmetic Consultations with Dr. Miguel Villacorta are free of charge. You will be open to ask any questions and express any concerns as Dr. Villacorta walks you through the treatment process will look like and decide if Sculptra Aesthetic is the right treatment option for you. 

Many of our patients are spending more time indoors this year. And while that may offset the climate’s potential to damage collagen, this potentially means MUCH more time exposing ourselves to Ultraviolet Light from your television or cell phone. For some, working from home means computer time all-day long. Increased stress and cortisol hormones in the body are also culprits here for collagen depletion. 

Collagen is fantastic to prevent Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), helping not only to infuse the skin with plump hydration but to seal-in the “good” moisture skin needs to appear youthful and strong through the winter months. 

Stimulating your body’s’ own collagen production may prove to be more beneficial than applying a collagen serum, or remembering to take a collagen supplement, as many retail topical treatments contain questionable ingredient concentrations, and supplements may potentially fail to impact facial lines to the desired potential.