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Collagen Banking with Ultherapy from our 20s – Saving for Aging

 

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By Dr Chung Wan Ling
 
Collagen banking refers to boosting collagen production in our younger years so that our body will have more later, when our skin begins to show signs of aging. This is just like how we will plan for retirement by setting aside money and investing in financial instruments.

 

Our body starts losing collagen as early as in our late 20s. This is when collagen starts breaking down more than what our body can replenish. When our collagen sinks below a certain level, the skin loses its structural support, and that’s when fine lines and wrinkles appear. If we start replenishing collagen early enough, then we can better keep up with the rate of collagen loss. 

 

Collagen banking in “pre-rejuvenation” is gaining traction, especially among the millennials. The idea is to pack our skin with more collagen to create the strongest skin foundation possible while our skin cells are still functioning optimally in our prime. This means that pre-rejuvenation is best started from the late 20s or 30s.

 

So, we have established that collagen banking delays signs of aging. Then how do we go about actually doing it? Out in the market, there’s a myriad of collagen stimulating treatments, such as:

- Chemical peels, 

- Heat therapies (e.g. Ultherapy)

- Light therapies (e.g. Laser and LED)

- Injectables (e.g. Profhilo, Sculptra, Radiesse and Ellansé)

 

With so many options, what’s the best choice for the busy one in our fast-paced society? 

 - Chemical peels and lasers – These are more suited for improving overall skin tone and texture and require regular treatments through the year.

-  Injectables – These are generally not needed yet for those in their 20s and early 30s.

And that leaves us with Ultherapy as a time-saving and cost-effective way for collagen banking.

 

Why Ultherapy? Ultherapy is an ultrasound energy device approved by the US FDA for skin tightening and lifting. It has been proven to be effective in generating collagen in both the deep subcutaneous tissue and the superficial dermis, offering visible results even in more mature skin. For collagen banking purpose, once-a-year treatment is sufficient. This lunch-time treatment has no downtime, and you can leave the clinic with your friends and colleagues none the wiser. 

 

Maintain your youth, au naturel.

 

 

Collagen banking refers to boosting collagen production in our younger years so that our body will have more later, when our skin begins to show signs of aging. This is just like how we will plan for retirement by setting aside money and investing in financial instruments.

 

Our body starts losing collagen as early as in our late 20s. This is when collagen starts breaking down more than what our body can replenish. When our collagen sinks below a certain level, the skin loses its structural support, and that’s when fine lines and wrinkles appear. If we start replenishing collagen early enough, then we can better keep up with the rate of collagen loss.

 

Collagen banking in “pre-rejuvenation” is gaining traction, especially among the millennials. The idea is to pack our skin with more collagen to create the strongest skin foundation possible while our skin cells are still functioning optimally in our prime. This means that pre-rejuvenation is best started from the late 20s or 30s.

 

So, we have established that collagen banking delays signs of aging. Then how do we go about actually doing it? Out in the market, there’s a myriad of collagen stimulating treatments, such as:

- Chemical peels,

- Heat therapies (e.g. Ultherapy)

- Light therapies (e.g. Laser and LED)

- Injectables (e.g. Sculptra, Radiesse and Ellansé)

 

With so many options, what’s the best choice for the busy one in our fast-paced society? 

 - Chemical peels and lasers – These are more suited for improving overall skin tone and texture and require regular treatments through the year.

-  Injectables – These are generally not needed yet for those in their 20s and early 30s.

And that leaves us with Ultherapy as a time-saving and cost-effective way for collagen banking.

 

Why Ultherapy? Ultherapy is an ultrasound energy device approved by the US FDA for skin tightening and lifting. It has been proven to be effective in generating collagen in both the deep subcutaneous tissue and the superficial dermis, offering visible results even in more mature skin. For collagen banking purpose, once-a-year treatment is sufficient. This lunch-time treatment has no downtime, and you can leave the clinic with your friends and colleagues none the wiser.

 

Maintain your youth, au naturel.