4 Ways to Boost Collagen for Younger Looking Skin

01 Dec 2022 / Tips
4 Ways to Boost Collagen for Younger Looking Skin

Collagen is the most abundant form of protein found in our bodies and is responsible for giving our skin structure and support. When our bodies have a high level of collagen, it’s shown through smooth, firm and young-looking skin. However, at around 30 years of age, our bodies start to produce less and less collagen, which can lead to sagginess, fine lines and wrinkles overtime.

Not to fear though, there are plenty of steps you can take, no matter your age, to boost collagen production or prevent further collagen breakdown. From treatments to skincare to lifestyle changes, these are our top four recommendations for a client who is looking to increase collagen production.

Stay protected from the sun

UV rays don’t only lead to visible skin concerns like hyperpigmentation. It also causes collagen to break down at a faster rate than normal aging. To slow the breakdown of collagen, staying protected from the sun is essential. Each morning, make sunscreen a part of your skincare routine by applying an SPF 30 or higher as the last step in the routine. 

Also, if you’ll be out at the beach or a backyard BBQ this summer, consider additional forms of sun protection, like wearing a sun hat or long, loose fitting clothing to keep your skin covered. Sunglasses are also recommended, as around the eyes is where many people start to notice fine lines and wrinkles first.

Enhance your skincare routine with collagen-boosting products

There are plenty of topical skincare products that work to stimulate collagen production topically. Retinol, an active form of Vitamin A, is well-known in the beauty world as being a powerful anti-aging product. What retinol essentially does is boost cell turnover, hydration, and collagen, therefore combatting fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C is another powerful ingredient that can give your skin a younger looking glow. While Vitamin C stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also an antioxidant, which helps prevent free radicals from forming and breaking down collagen. With a Vitamin C serum and retinol cream in your skincare routine, you can rest assured that you’re doing what you can topically to help your skin produce quality collagen.

Focus on eating foods that can help combat collagen breakdown

If you’re looking for natural ways to boost collagen production internally, you can make a few diet changes. Consuming more lean protein such as fish and chicken can help with collagen production, as these types of foods contain amino acids, which are essential for collagen synthesis. Also eating an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables can help fight free radical damage that break down collagen.

Turn to skin professionals for in-clinic treatments

There are plenty of treatments and procedures provided by skin professionals that can help stimulate collagen production. These are just a few of the most effective treatments that will leave you with plumper, younger looking skin.

Laser Treatments

Pico Genesis FX: This laser treatment works by delivering fractionated, high energy picosecond pulses within the skin, which promotes advanced collagen remodeling and elastin production. Essentially, this means it helps the skin to actively stimulate collagen production and drastically reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving skin texture and quality.

Titan Laser Skin-Tightening Treatment: As infrared light penetrates the skin’s surface, the skin’s natural collagen production is boosted, which works to tighten the skin and reduce sagging skin and wrinkles. This treatment is often referred to as a non-surgical face lift, which provides immediate collagen contraction for firmer, younger looking skin.

Matrix PDO Threads

The Matrix PDO Thread treatment is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that activates collagen production which results in gradual skin thickening, tightening, and rejuvenation. Matrix PDO threads are inserted into the sub dermal layer in a mesh-like pattern that stimulates collagen production.

The threads are made from polydioxanone which act as a support structure for your skin, allowing collagen production to increase. The threads are naturally absorbed by the body over time, leaving a matrix of newly formed collagen in their place.


Collagen breakdown is a normal part of aging, but it’s also something that certain skincare products, treatments, diet changes, and sun protection can help slow down. At Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we work with clients every day whose goals are to achieve younger looking skin by stimulating collagen production. Book an appointment with us today, and our team will devise a plan of products and treatments that will help you reach your specific skin goals! Call 6331 0377.

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