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Collagen

Are you thinking about, or wanting treatment for improving the appearance of your skin?

Be it a treatment for anti-ageing skin or a skin imperfection, the collagen bed available at Sunkist Tanning is a new, noninvasive, red light treatment system for these very needs.

The benefits of a collagen bed are:

  1. It’s relaxing - Simply lie back and relax under the warm glow of the lights. There will be no pain felt from this treatment. Take this time to let your mind wander and destress.

  2. No needle treatment - Unlike injecting collagen fillers, the red light therapy from the collagen bed stimulates natural collagen production and is completely pain free. 

  3. Helps remove lines and wrinkles! - The collagen bed stimulates natural collagen production in your skin which will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles due to the skin getting fuller.

  4. It helps with other skin problems too! - If you suffer from acne, eczema or psoriasis you will be able to see noticeable differences too. The collagen bed also reduces stretch marks and the appearance of scars. 

  5. It’s safe! - To date there have been no reported side effects of using a collagen treatment bed. Bonus!

  6.  You can even get a tan! - The collagen bed has the option of low UV tubes if you would still like to get a tan at the same time as your treatment, and because of the personalized treatment, the UV rays will be adjusted for you so you will not burn. (source link)

What is collagen?

Collagen is a type of protein. Fibrous in nature, it connects and supports other bodily tissues such as skin, bone, muscles and cartilage. Indeed, Collagen is one of the main proteins in the body of mammals, including humans. Some people refer to Collagen as the glue that holds the body together.

Collagen fibres are built into organic elements which form complicated structures of inner and outer membranes of the organs. Collagen is the basic building material of fibrous connective tissue of living organisms. Nineteen different amino acids take part in building Collagen. Some of these amino acids appear in different proteins, but very seldom, and in small quantities. Such amino acids are used in quantitative chemical determination. Research has proved explicitly that the skin ageing process occurs in connective tissue, whose main ingredient is Collagen.

Collagen constitutes 30% of the total mass of proteins present in the human body. However, there are 29 different types of Collagen of which each type has a different structure and purpose. It takes part in the vital functions of nearly all systems, organs and tissues.

Since Collagens are so important within the body, it stands to reason that Collagen deficiencies can be problematic. In fact, there are some genetic diseases that are associated with Collagen deficiencies. For example, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly referred to as Brittle Bone Disease, results from a significantly decreased level of Collagen. It can also result from the presence of collagen which is of lower quality than normal.

A lack of Collagen can cause disorders within the immune system which can be most damaging to health, because Collagen has a very important defensive function. It limits the absorption and spreading of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, micro-organisms and cancerous cells. 

 

In addition to being so important in the body, Collagen also has many medical uses. It is used in some cosmetic surgery procedures. It is even used in treating and managing serious burns, where it is used in creating man-made skin substitutes.