Collagen Legend Dallas
Heating tissues to 40-42º C generate a beneficial healing response. Chemical messengers called growth factors are released to begin the healing response. The healing response rejuvenates the skin. Specialized cells from the body are called in to remove the shortened collagen and respond to other changes caused by the heating of the tissue. You can think of this as cleaning out the older aging collagen. Other cells called fibroblasts respond to the growth factors by laying down new collagen. Over time, much more collagen new collagen is produced than was originally present. This results in better supported, healthier skin. As the new collagen fibers mature, they twist together. Twisting results in stronger support and tighter tissue, much like twisting a towel. The final result is firmer, tighter skin and connective tissue. We also typically see an improvement in thin skin that is so common with age or sun damage. Benefits continue to increase for several months after treatment.