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How to Stimulate Collagen Production

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Taking care of your skin is an essential step towards maintaining a youthful appearance, but sometimes, we all need a boost. As we age, our skin’s natural elasticity and firmness begin to decline, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of that youthful glow. So what can you do?

To keep your skin looking youthful and radiant, you should try to maintain higher collagen levels. You can work toward this at home by following a balanced diet, living a healthy lifestyle, taking supplements where necessary, and practicing a proper skincare routine. 

But sometimes you may want additional help: you can visit an experienced team of professionals to discuss collagen-stimulating treatments like microneedling and radiofrequency

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a special protein that exists in all of us. It’s found in connective tissues, tendons, and bones, but is particularly present in the skin. Collagen’s function is simple—it provides structure, strength, and elasticity to all of these tissues.

When your body’s tissue has high levels of collagen, it remains firm and easily resists stretching. With your skin, collagen is crucial for maintaining a firm and supple appearance. Think of it like a boost for your natural esthetic.

However, as we age, our body begins to produce less and less collagen. We start to develop wrinkles, age lines, and more. But while the aging process is one of the most significant causes of the decrease in collagen levels, it isn’t the only factor.

What Affects Collagen Levels?

The human body is complicated, and almost every system can be affected by a wide range of factors. Your collagen production can easily be impacted by several factors, like your:

  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle
  • Skincare routine


A balanced diet truly is the foundation of a healthy life. It gives your body the essential vitamins and minerals essential for collagen production. Make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and try to incorporate protein-rich foods like chicken and fish to give your body what it needs for higher levels of collagen production.


Your overall health plays a crucial role in your natural collagen levels. Some key factors include your:

  • Immune system
  • Hormone levels
  • Medications
  • Sleep cycle
  • Stress levels

You must try and maintain a healthy lifestyle—it can affect almost every aspect of your life. Try regularly exercising, getting enough sleep, and managing stress levels wherever possible. Make sure to regularly visit your general physician to stay on top of any medical conditions.

Skincare Routine

A proper skincare routine is vital to maintaining your collagen levels. Try to use products rich with antioxidants, and make sure you’re regularly wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage.

Boosting Your Collagen Levels

Sometimes, even if we follow a healthy lifestyle, we all need a little boost. Fortunately, there are several ways you can effectively boost your natural collagen levels.

If you’re unable to maintain a proper diet due to allergies, food intolerance, or preference, it can help to take supplements. These can help your body get what it needs to maintain higher levels of collagen. You can speak with your primary medical care provider or a skin care specialist to discuss what supplements are ideal for you.

And if you’re looking for a more advanced approach? You can always visit our team at Precision Eye Care to discuss in-office treatment.

A woman receiving Morpheus8 application during in-office esthetic treatment.

In-Office Collagen Treatment

For those looking for more targeted and intensive collagen-boosting treatments, in-office procedures can provide significant results. There are 2 key approaches to stimulating collagen production:

  • Microneedling
  • Radiofrequency

In our clinic, we combine both of these using Morpheus8—a special treatment designed to contour and rejuvenate your skin to give you that youthful, radiant appearance that you deserve.


Microneedling involves using fine needles to create micro-injuries to the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. The result is firmer, more youthful skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles.


Radiofrequency treatments use energy waves to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This heat stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin. It’s an effective method for reducing wrinkles and improving skin tone and texture.

Rejuvenate Your Look

Maintaining collagen levels is essential for youthful, healthy skin. So if you’re looking to improve your esthetic appearance, come talk to our team at Precision Eye Care. We can discuss the right approach to help you get the results you desire. Book an appointment with us today!

Written by Dr. Judy Chan

Dr. Chan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California San Diego in 1986 and her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1990 from Pacific University College of Optometry. To broaden her skills, she also completed a year of residency training, specializing in geriatrics and ocular diseases at the Veterans Hospital in Portland. After practicing in the Portland/Vancouver area for nearly 7 years, Dr. Chan purchased her first clinic in Battle Ground, Washington. She found private practice very fulfilling and promptly acquired her second office in 1999.

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