How to increase collagen production in your skin

How to improve skin collagen

Understanding the role of collagen in skincare and how you can improve collagen production in your own skin.

Collagen is one of the essential elements for healthy, happy, younger-looking skin. However, it’s something that naturally declines during the ageing process, which is where collagen-boosting treatments such as microneedling can help.

If you’re looking to improve your skin collagen production, here’s what you need to know.

Why is collagen important for healthy skin?

Collagen is often described as one of the key ‘building blocks’ of the body – it’s found not only in skin but also in muscles, bones, cartilage and other connective tissues.

It’s part of the body’s natural wound healing response, helping to repair damage to tissues by supporting the growth of stronger, newer skin cells.

Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we age, production slows down significantly. This weakens the structure of the skin, leading to wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

How to improve skin collagen production

One way to effectively boost collagen production is microneedling, a popular skin treatment that doesn’t require any surgery (or downtime). 

This treatment involves the use of a micro needle roller or pen, which has fine needles of varying lengths, to penetrate the outer layer of skin and trigger the body’s natural wound healing response. This results in the production of new collagen tissue.

At Skinsmiths, this is combined with innovative electroporation technology, which uses an electrical current to allow a nourishing serum to be delivered much deeper into the dermis than needling alone. 

The serum – a mix of moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, multi-vitamins and amino acids – helps to support the collagen production process, giving you smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.

Our team of skin experts are highly trained in microneedling as well as a range of other advanced treatments, and we’re here to help with any skin concerns you might have. If you’re looking to take control of your skin and want to know more about any of  our treatments, we’d recommend booking in for your free consultation at your nearest Skinsmiths clinic.