The Role of Collagen in Your Skin

The Role of Collagen in Your Skin

You’ve heard about collagen, and may have seen the term in ads for skin care or other cosmetic products. What’s the big deal about collagen, and how can you get more of it? Turn to the professionals for answers to these questions and more.

At Lasercare Skin Clinic, our experienced care team, under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Sanderson, offers multiple treatments that can help kickstart new collagen production for a more youthful, even skin appearance. 

From our offices in Little Rock, Arkansas, we provide a wide variety of treatments, including laser skin tightening and microneedling to increase your collagen levels.

What you need to know about collagen and skin care

Your skin contains essential proteins like collagen and elastin. Collagen works to support the outer layers of your skin, so that your skin’s surface appears full, smooth, and even, while elastin helps your skin stay tight and firm.

Over time, the collagen layer of your skin can decrease and lose consistency. Without a constant supply of collagen, your skin loses that youthful look of smoothness and elasticity, and you start to notice more lines and wrinkles forming on your face, hands, and chest.

Treatments to kickstart collagen production

Your body naturally creates collagen, and, with treatments available at Lasercare Skin Clinic, you can trigger the production of new collagen reserves, replenishing skin depleted by aging.


Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), kickstarts collagen production by creating controlled micro-injuries to your skin. To do this, we use the SkinPen™ treatment system to stimulate your skin, increasing collagen, improving skin tone, and reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scarring.

Your body responds to microneedling treatment by engaging your natural healing and regrowth capabilities, including the production of new collagen. You continue to see improvement in your results in the weeks following your treatment session as new collagen fills out the subcutaneous layers of your skin.

Laser skin tightening

Laser skin tightening treatments use the power of light to cause controlled heating of the tissue in your dermis to increase collagen. Your body breaks down and flushes away old collagen, making way for fresh collagen and initiating new growth.

Laser skin tightening treatment also increases the production of new elastin and hyaluronic acid to hold moisture in your skin. We may also be able to address dark spots or visible blood vessels with this therapy.

To find out more about how you can improve your appearance by increasing your collagen levels and learn about the best treatment options for you, get in touch with Dr. Sanderson and the team at Lasercare Skin Clinic today. Schedule your consultation over the phone, or book online now.

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