Do New Trendy Collagen Drinks Actually Work?
When it comes to taking care of your skin, looking younger, and having an overall appearance of youth, it can be challenging to find what really works. There are a lot of trends that come and go in the beauty and skincare world, and while some of them can be genuinely beneficial, there are others that deliver lackluster results and are not shown to be as helpful as imagined. Certain creams and treatments such as microneedling and vampire facials can be incredible for getting back that youthful glow. But for some, it can be worth trying other techniques, such as trendy collagen drinks. But do these collagen drinks actually work?
What are Collagen Drinks?
Collagen drinks are all the rage when it comes to trendy skincare techniques. They are made by mixing collagen powder with a liquid, such as juice or water. Then, the drink is consumed, with the theory being that if you continue to keep up this regime, the collagen will have lasting effects on skin’s elasticity and overall appearance, giving you a more youthful complexion and better skin. There have been numerous studies done on collagen drinks, with some of them boosting better skin within four weeks, and others claiming that bone and joint pain decreased significantly. Other benefits can include healthier nails and hair, as well.
Do Collagen Drinks Actually Work?
When it comes to collagen drinks, however, there is mixed evidence that they actually do what they claim to. For starters, even the slightest improvement can take up to four weeks of actually consuming the drinks. Some researchers say that there is little evidence that the collagen powder actually does anything at all. While it does give you quite the protein boost, which can help if you are protein deficient, it doesn’t show to be all that helpful overall when it comes to getting younger, more elastic skin like you had when you were younger.
Treatments for Younger Looking Skin
If you are looking for a more beneficial treatment for younger-looking skin, you do have options! Whether you don’t want to chance it by taking the collagen powder drinks for long periods and not seeing results, or if you want something quick and a procedure that is proven to help the appearance of skin, there are options.
While they sound like something that might spark fear, vampire facials are actually quite gentle and can genuinely help to bring back that youthful glow you’ve been missing. A small sample of blood is taken from the patient, mixed in a centrifuge, and then the platelets are removed. A very small needle is then used on certain points of the face to distribute the platelets. The platelets stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production, leading to more youthful skin with improved elasticity. Vampire facials can be administered on its own or combined with another popular treatment: microneedling.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy, and it is very beneficial in aiding the skin in its production of collagen. Very small, miniature needles are used to press into the desired areas of the skin to encourage and increase collagen production. This procedure allows you to achieve the look of younger, clearer skin with increased elasticity.
Combining both vampire facials and microneedling into one treatment is also a popular option, and it can increase the results that would be seen from both of the procedures. They also require minimal to no downtime, and can even be performed during your lunch hour!
To find out more about vampire facials and microneedling, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghozland today.