One of the most searched keywords in the beauty industry are "anti-aging", "baby face" and others related to youthfulness. Many people put in a lot of effort to look younger with makeup or an extensive skincare routine.
Dr. Park Sewon from Clar&B Skin Clinic
With a variety cosmetic procedures and skin treatments, enhancements can be made. While many people think botox is the only solution to treat wrinkles, Eunogo has reached out to Dr. Park Sewon from Clar&B Skin Clinic in Korea to learn the newest ways to treat wrinkles and keep youthful skin other than getting a botox procedure.
Where do wrinkles come from?
According to Dr. Park, the reason why some seemingly small habits such as smoking or drinking can still lead to wrinkles developing is because the skin gradually loses collagen in the dermis in the mid-20s. Collagen helps to support the skin, and when it's broken down, it causes wrinkles to form. As you age and the collagen breaks down further, these fine wrinkles gradually transform into deep wrinkles.
How to treat wrinkles?
The speed at which you age depending on your skincare. Although botox was the previously preferred treatment to improve wrinkles on the face, collagen injections are quickly replacing botox in Korea. Collagen injections are safe as they do not remain in the human body. Collagen injections are made with ingredients derived from the human body, to induce collagen production and help create natural volume. The components of the injection include collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, that can help repair your damaged collagen structures as well as create volume, without the stiffness and other undesirable effects that botox has.
How do collagen injections compare with other wrinkle treatments?
How are collagen injections different from fillers?
Both collagen injections and fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA). However, in most commonly used HA fillers, the gained volume is gradually lost over time as your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid. As for the collagen injection, the volume gained comes from collagen that is produced, which restores natural volume to the face and is less likely to be lost.
Who would you recommend the collagen injection to?
While each person needs medical consultation to decide, collagen injection is generally suitable for those who want to improve their wrinkles, and haven't had satisfactory results from other procedures. It is also recommended to those who want a safe and simple procedure that will not cause interference with daily lives, such as those with busy schedules, as this procedure has no downtime.
In which areas can I get the collagen injection?
The injection can be used for a variety of facial wrinkles, such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines between eyebrows, eye wrinkles, upper lip wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth, as well as neck wrinkles.