Blog Series: the science behind natural collagen remodelling
What is natural collagen remodelling?
When it comes to A listers preserving their youthful looks, the first thoughts that come to mind might involve their reliance on going under the knife or resorting to other drastic measures. Not only do these options typically require lots of downtime, but they can often end in unnatural results. Fortunately, technology has come a long way in recent years, meaning women can age well with natural treatments, many of which can be done in a lunch break!
At KICHI Studio we specialise in collagen remodelling, which simply means stimulating new collagen production. This can be achieved by various natural means, including through our HIFU, Aquagold and Dermapen treatments. But before we dive into the science of our collagen remodelling treatments, you might be wondering what actually is collagen? Sometimes referred to as scaffolding for our skin, collagen is one of the proteins in the body responsible for cellular repair and increasing muscle mass. Ultimately, it’s what gives our face that plump and bouncy appearance that radiates the appearance of good skin health.
Its production, however, decreases with age. This is why as we get older, we start to notice fine lines, skin sagging and a general reduction in elasticity. Fortunately, certain deep treatments can encourage collagen production by injuring the skin in a controlled way to promote regeneration.
Over the duration of this blog series, in order of their effectiveness for natural collagen remodelling, we’ll be taking a closer look at the science behind HIFU (High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound), Profhilo, Dermapen, AquaGold, and the Vampire Facial (PRP).
The science behind HIFU (High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound)
HIFU is a non-invasive treatment that naturally minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by tightening the skin for a firmer, plumper tone. It can also support and rejuvenate jowls, double chins and sagging brows through its lifting effect, which helps to awaken the overall complexion.
Also known under alternative brand name Ultherapy, the treatment works by sending ultrasound beams under the skin via an applicator that can be adjusted to varying depths, depending on the area of concern and its sensitivity. As the ultrasound beams meet, they generate thermal energy that results in small holes.
It’s the creation of these small holes that induces the skin’s natural collagen production process and marks the start of HIFUs gradual rejuvenation period of 2-6 months. The applicator is unique in its ability to penetrate as far as the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), without the need for any downtime.
Not only is Tess Daly an ambassador for the Ultherapy brand, but the treatment’s reported fans also include Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Anniston.