It’s no secret—collagen is the new popular kid in school. Today’s beauty and wellness industry abounds with collagen-focused makeup, services, products and supplements all aimed at helping consumers increase their store of this wonder protein.
What Exactly is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. The word collagen actually comes from the Greek word kolla, meaning glue. Indeed, collagen is a vital “glue-like” building block, its functions including the protection of organs and holding together all of our joints and muscles.
Very importantly, collagen is also the primary protein found in skin and is responsible for giving a bouncy and youthful appearance.
The human body makes collagen naturally but this slows down as we grow older. As a result, signs of aging can start to show such as skin sagging, wrinkles, thinning skin and cellulite. Other factors can impede collagen production such as smoking, a bad diet, dehydration and a lack of exercise. Each of these lifestyle components has one important thing in common: blood flow, or a lack thereof.
Blood Flow and Collagen: The Connection
Nowadays you can take supplements that supposedly stimulate collagen production and even use makeup and other products towards this same goal. The jury is still out on many of these, but one thing experts agree is certain is the connection between blood flow and collagen production. For this reason, activities which increase circulation and deliver fresh, oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body are some of the most recommended collagen-boosting actions we can take.
The primary goal of Cryoskin technology for skin toning is to increase micro-circulation. This means blood flow moving through even the tiniest blood vessels. At Trim Studio, we use the Cryoskin CryoToning feature to move back and forth between warm and cold on the treated area to encourage blood to flow, and the aesthetic result is pretty amazing. After just one treatment, we see:
- Reduced appearance of cellulite
- Lifted, tighter skin
- An overall more even skin tone with a youthful glow
Cryoskin Can Boost Collagen
Many of us struggle with trouble areas on the body which are begging for a boost in collagen. Regular CryoToning sessions are easily done over a lunch break and are a great way to give some love to the backs of thighs, face, arms, booty and post-partum belly skin. This technology is a great way to hit the “pause” button on aging. Come see us to learn more about Cryoskin and what it can do for you! Call or text us at 727-288-4329 for information about appointment availability at our convenient Clearwater location.