At The CAPS Clinic we pride ourselves in offering our patients the very best dermal treatment options that will improve the texture, tone, firmness and overall health of their skin. Thanks to advanced laser technology, we have the ability to improve existing collagen whilst also stimulating new collagen production.
By understanding collagen and how it works, we can slow the ageing process and keep you looking younger for longer. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is made up of 3 key layers – the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer.
The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and is the part you can see. It provides a waterproof barrier which is made up of layers of skin cells. When we are young, the life cycle of a new skin cell is approximately 28 days. As we age this process slows down dramatically and the epidermis thins leading to a more dull appearance and dry skin.
The dermis is where our collagen and elastin live. These fibres give support, flexibility and strength to the skin which in turn gives us our smooth and youthful appearance. From age 25, our production of collagen naturally depletes, causing it to show visible signs of ageing such as sagging, lines, and wrinkles.
Finally, our subcutaneous fat layer provides insulation and padding. As we get older, our fat pads thin and fall with gravity and we lose facial volume, again adding to an aged look.
The first step in protecting collagen degradation is sun protection. Alarmingly, 80% of skin ageing is caused from sun exposure, making it the most harmful factor contributing to skin health. UV exposure along with smoking, stress and a high sugar diet all speed up the degradation of collagen at a fast rate. Protecting your skin and reducing these external factors can reduce this premature ageing.
The second step in restoring collagen is the use of fractionated laser treatments to restore the skin back to its youthfulness. There are many lasers available on the market, but LaseMD is revolutionary in optimal skin regeneration. By gently renewing the skin’s surface, you can achieve a refreshed, youthful glow – removing years from your appearance. LaseMD is safe for all skin types and conditions with less heat produced compared to similar technologies on the market. With minimal discomfort, there is no need for anaesthetic making it a fast and extremely affordable treatment.
LaseMD works by stimulating collagen production by delivering just the right amount of energy to the right depth within the skin. This energy triggers a natural response within the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process producing new collagen. The laser creates microscopic channels within the skin which help damaged tissue and unwanted pigment to be removed creating a more even tone and texture. The microscopic channels also act as a pathway for enhanced delivery of vitamins and antioxidants directly to the site they are needed to nourish, repair and further promote healthy skin.