Understanding collagen

Discover how we can activate collagen production with the latest advanced non-invasive technologies
Undoubtedly, all professionals in the industry are familiar with the term "collagen", but you may not acknowledge just how vital it is to prevent signs of ageing.

As one of the crucial proteins in the body, collagen works with elastin to form a skin-strengthening synergy. Collagen is a building block for muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue, creating about 30% of the total protein in our body. Collagen is a family of proteins, and to date, at least 28 different types of collagen have been identified in the human body. These different types of collagen have distinct structural and functional characteristics and are found in various tissues throughout the body.
But specific type 2 and type 3 collagen are key skin components. They make up around 80% of the dry weight of our skin, meaning that if you discount the weight of all water in the skin, collagen is all that is left.
According to many studies, as we age, our collagen production decreases by 1% annually once we reach our 20s. As a result, the skin becomes looser, leading to the most common signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines, sagging skin, dryness and dullness.
Here are some ways in which collagen affects the signs of ageing:
  1. Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Collagen helps maintain the skin's firmness and smoothness. As collagen levels decrease, the skin becomes less elastic and more prone to developing wrinkles and fine lines. These signs of ageing are particularly prominent in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, and hands.
  2. Sagging Skin: Loss of collagen contributes to skin laxity and sagging. When collagen fibres weaken, the skin loses its ability to bounce back, resulting in a less firm and toned appearance.
  3. Dryness and Dullness: Collagen also plays a role in maintaining skin hydration. It helps retain moisture, preventing dryness and maintaining a healthy glow. With age, collagen depletion can lead to a dull and lacklustre complexion.
  4. Thinning of the Skin: Collagen provides structural support to the skin's outer layer, the epidermis. As collagen levels decline, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile, making it more susceptible to damage, bruising, and tearing.
  5. Delayed Wound Healing: Collagen is essential for the healing process of wounds. It promotes cell migration, tissue regeneration, and the formation of new blood vessels. Reduced collagen levels in older individuals can result in delayed wound healing and increased scarring.
Given the importance of collagen in maintaining youthful skin, many skincare products and treatments aim to boost collagen production or provide external collagen to counteract these signs of ageing.

However, it's worth noting that the efficacy of such products and treatments may vary, and consulting with a dermatologist or skincare professional is recommended for personalised advice.

Treatments options

Nowadays, there are many ways to encourage the body's natural collagen production. Several aesthetic techniques and technologies-based systems deliver collagen-inducing treatments to plump, tone, and rejuvenate.

LED therapy

This treatment option is trendy as a stand-alone service and an add-on therapy after facials. LED therapy stimulates the natural repair of the skin and the rejuvenation process. For increasing collagen production, red and near-infrared light are most typically used, encouraging activity within fibroblast cells, triggering repair mechanisms, reducing inflammation, and diminishing the signs of ageing.
Although it is a non-invasive technology, it is still highly effective, as it uses a range of wavelengths absorbed by the skin to activate specific cell functions.

The latest innovation from our brand is Zemits GlareOxy. It is an oxygen system combining a large oxygen dome with LED Light Therapy and Oxygen Infusion/Injection to rejuvenate and replenish the skin.
Oxygen Dome with LED Light. A facial dome with built-in LED light panels provides pure oxygen in a hyperbaric-like chamber. Dome will release oxygen while providing LED light therapy. The extra-large dome has been designed to create a free space inside, providing a comfortable and relaxing patient experience and minimising claustrophobia.

For LED light therapy, select between Red, Blue, Green or various combos of these colours.
  • RED LED 640 nm: for anti-ageing treatment, sagging skin and wrinkles.
  • GREEN LED GREEN 495 nm: to treat rosacea and pigmentation for sensitive skin.
  • BLUE LED 430 nm: helps to reduce inflammation and combat acne bacteria.
  • COMBO LED: great mode for combining treatment protocols.

Fractional RF treatment

During Radiofrequency aesthetic treatments, collagen is stimulated and regenerated by a wound healing response, created by controlled thermal damage to existing collagen, thereby encouraging new collagen production. Zemits fractional needles RF technology delivers collagen-inducing plump, tone, and rejuvenating treatments. Thermal damage is created by heating collagen in dermal tissue. Cell denaturation occurs at approximately 40-43 degrees of temperature, and the inflammatory response of the heat trauma stimulates a fibroblast action. This results in producing new collagen and reducing spaces between the fibres.

This technology allows us to work with the body's natural process, allowing clients to achieve long-lasting outcomes without downtime or expensive aftercare. Results could be visible after the first treatment but will progress over 60-90 days as collagen cells will continue to build up.

The cutting-edge fractional Rf technology of the Zemits CrystalFrax represents the example of effective, long-lasting and comfortable skin tightening treatment for all skin types. The main benefit of Zemits CrystalFrax is technology allows deep skin rejuvenation without impacting the entire skin's surface because the multiple smooth RF pins cause thermal stress to the dermis in microscopic targeted zones.
Compared to traditional bipolar RF technology, Zemits CrystalFrax delivers Rf energy in pulsating and continuous modes in a more precise section of the skin for better results within a much shorter treatment session.
  • Treatment is painless, non-invasive, with no downtime and few contradictions
  • Short treatment sessions for more appointments and profit
  • Three interchangeable heads for various zones of the face and body.
Incorporating collagen treatment into your beauty menu will not only benefit your clients but could also help to boost your profit. With a wide range of interested audiences of all genders and skin types, such treatment will be in demand, securing bookings as the technology requires a minimum of 6 treatments for best results.

Cryotherapy for Collagen Production

Cryotherapy, using extremely cold temperatures for therapeutic purposes, has gained popularity in various fields, including sports medicine, pain management, and aesthetics.

Zemits Coolrestore Elegance is a localised cryotherapy device designed to rapidly apply extreme cold in targeted areas of the body. The device is used for targeted cryotherapy, fat reduction and cryo facials. The therapy will affect the skin in the following:
⭐️ Increased Blood Circulation: Cryotherapy triggers vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels) followed by vasodilation (widening of blood vessels) once the body warms up. This process is believed to improve blood circulation, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the skin, including the fibroblasts responsible for collagen production.

⭐️ Activation of Fibroblasts: Exposure to extreme cold temperatures during cryotherapy sessions may activate fibroblasts, stimulating them to produce more collagen. The cold temperature is a stressor, triggering a cellular response that increases collagen synthesis.

⭐️ Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Cryotherapy has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects, reducing inflammation in the body and potentially inhibiting collagen breakdown. Cryotherapy may help preserve existing collagen and support the formation of new collagen by minimising inflammation.
Zemits Coolrestore KEY ADVANTAGES

  • Environmentally friendly: Utilises distilled water without the need for nitrogen.
  • 100% holistic treatment: No ultrasound or electrical current; only controlled low temperatures.
  • Designed for professionals: Aestheticians and massage therapists can administer treatments without doctor supervision.
  • Dual-action technology: Addresses skin laxity and fat reduction simultaneously.
  • Effortless application: The elegant treatment technique makes the procedure simple to perform.
  • The intelligent operating system will easily select the SMART program you need for the treatment.
  • Affordable prices compared to similar products on the market without compromising technology, quality, and low consumables cost - you only need water-based gel.

Hot and cold contrast system Zemits Friolift

Cryotherapy involves exposing the skin to extremely cold temperatures, which triggers a natural healing response in the body. This helps to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and stimulate collagen production. By stimulating collagen production through cryotherapy, we can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin texture and tone.

On the other hand, radiofrequency uses high-frequency energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps tighten and firm the skin.
When these two technologies are combined, the results are truly remarkable. Cryotherapy prepares the skin for radio frequency by increasing circulation and stimulating collagen production. Radiofrequency then takes over to tighten and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and improving skin texture and tone.
This combination treatment is non-invasive and requires no downtime, making it the perfect option for busy individuals who want to maintain a youthful and radiant appearance. Results are typically visible after just one treatment, but a series of treatments may be recommended for optimal results.
Based on the experience of applying the best rejuvenation practices, Zemits experts have developed the Contrast Skin Rejuvenation system - Zemits Friolift. This is the only holistic rejuvenation protocol involving no injections or surgery. As a result, clients can see visible rejuvenation and facial contouring after the first FrioLift treatment. A package of sessions provides long-term effects and significant improvement in the skin's overall condition. A technology that has no equivalent in terms of absolute safety and efficiency!
Incorporating collagen treatment into your beauty menu will not only benefit your clients but could also help to boost your profit. With a wide range of interested audiences of all genders and skin types, such treatment will be in demand, securing bookings as the non-invasive technologies require a minimum of 6 treatments for best results.

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