What does Collagen do?
It is one of the most important components in the human body, and is responsible for the strength, felxibility ans elasticity of the connective tissue of the skin, ligaments and tendons and is also responsible for some formation of the main bone component.
That is why collagen plays such an important role in that it allows the body's connective tissue to constantly expand ans contract without causing damage to the actual tissue.
Over time, as we use the connective tissue in our skin and throughout the body, it undergoes a change, known as collagen degradation, and this is due to the decrease of our natural collagen production and the natural aging process. On the skin of the face wrinkling occurs, causing static wrinkling, fine lines and dynamic wrinkles. They develop as we get older because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA) that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. The loss of skin structure and volume means that the skin is less able to spring back to its initial positioning after facial expression and as a result wrinkling occurs.
Throughout the rest of the body's connective tissue, deterioration can occur, sometimes causing pain and mobility problems for the individual. For example; Rheumatic Arthritis