Published On: Fri, Dec 18th, 2020

The importance of collagen after turning 40

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Author: Doctoranytime

Staying young and shiny is the dream of many men and women around the world. However, is it possible to achieve a youthful appearance despite the natural aging process? Yes, it is possible thanks to a protein called collagen. However, the properties of collagen are not limited to looking good but also to keep our joints pain free and have strong bones for most of our lives. This is why the importance of maintaining collagen levels throughout our lives and especially after 40 years must be recognized.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in our body. Its functions are very varied, however, we can highlight that it helps the body heal after an injury and gives elasticity to our skin. The bones also benefit from collagen. This protein is responsible for maintaining bone density, which allows you to have strong bones and not suffer from fractures so easily.

This wonderful protein responsible for keeping muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even organs healthy; its production decreases once you turn 25 and decreases drastically once people are over 40 years of age. Women are unfortunately the first to experience the loss of this protein. This is because they simultaneously experience a reduction in their hormonal levels. Surprisingly, those who also lose collagen faster than the rest of the people are athletes. People who practice sports constantly or professionally begin to notice problems in their joints caused by excessive use of them. This causes the collagen that is part of the tissues and tendons to suffer damage.

The importance of collagen in the body

When people are over 40 years of age, it is important to note that half as much collagen is produced as is normally produced during youth. For this reason, from this age, they begin to experience joint pain or the first signs of aging. On the other hand, this protein is responsible for giving our skin a youthful appearance. By helping its elasticity, expression lines or the appearance of wrinkles can be reduced. The loss of collagen is also related to problems such as alopecia. Various treatments use collagen to improve or strengthen certain areas of the body. These, for the most part, are focused on strengthening the nails, reducing wrinkles, eliminating fine lines, and even reducing the chances of the patient having cellulite. You have to consider that once you turn 25 and start to lose collagen, you can do preventative treatments for the consequences of this loss.

If you seek to do any of these treatments, you must make sure that the doctor who performs them has the necessary experience to take care of your health and that you obtain the expected results.

We thank the collaboration of Dr. Liliana Jiménez Toledo, a cosmetic doctor. She studied the degree of Medical Surgeon and Midwife at the University of Guadalajara. She continued her preparation at the Mexican Institute of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. She has 3 years of medical experience and her specialties are the Personalization of skincare routines, Botox application, Application of fillers, Peelings, and Body Mesotherapy.


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