The most effective way to soften fine lines and even deeper wrinkles is to get the skin to produce collagen. Collagen is the scaffolding of your face. It keeps the skin plump and tight.
How to induce Collagen?
Collagen can not be put into the skin - you cannot put a cream/serum on that will give you collagen. Your skin has to make it. The important thing is to know how to trigger it? The most potent way to do this is using the DermaPen. The needles will cause a micro-injury in the skin which will trigger the fibroblast to start producing "pro collagen". This technique can be compared with laser treatment but with much less downtime and sun sensitivity since the outer layer is kept in tact.
Chemical peels can also induce collagen. The success of the peels will depend on the combination of acids used. The acid is used as a carrier to take ingredients in to the basal layer of the epidermis where it improves cell proliferation as well as start cell-to-cell communication. Adding pure Retinol (vitamin A) to the treatment will further enhance the results.
Treatments frequency is 4-6 weeekly and must be done in a set of 4-8 treatments.
Since it takes time for the skin to produce and mature the collagen, do not judge your results based on 1 treatment. It will take at least 3 months of treatment to see the initial improvement. It is also important to remember that maintenance is critical when the target is skin rejuvenation since aging continues despite treatment.
What can you do at home?
It is essential to use ingredients at home in between treatments to enhance the process. One of the best ways is to use growth factors which will continue to stimulate the fibroblast to produce pro-collagen. The use of Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) will enhance the process of transforming pro-collagen to "mature collagen" bundles.