Skin Quality

Skin Quality

Beautiful skin radiates a sense of well-being and vitality. The appearance of skin, especially on the face, also sends messages to others about our health and age. So it’s not surprising that the number of people seeking treatments to improve skin quality is increasing.

Having beautiful skin is important to many of us. After all, our skin is the canvas upon which our features and expressions are created. If that foundation is not of optimal quality, how can we expect to look our best, even if we enhance our lips, jawline and cheeks?

While skin can appear very diverse due to our differing ages and skin types, beneath the surface our skin is fundamentally similar. Everyone’s skin consists of the same structural layers and molecular components.

A common goal for many is to look as good as possible at every age. Consequently, young women and men are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of looking after their skin so they can maintain a youthful appearance. The loss of key structural components of the skin, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, can occur from a surprisingly young age and before visible signs of ageing emerge.

Key Components of the Skin

Over time, various changes occur that affect components of the deeper layers of the skin, and this influences how the surface of the skin looks.

The amount of collagen our skin produces declines as we age. After the fourth decade of life, the level of collagen production is insufficient to allow the skin to repair and replace collagen that has been lost as part of the ageing process.3 Over time, collagen fibers become fragmented.1

Ultraviolet light from the sun and sunbeds changes the structure of elastin fibers within the skin, thereby disrupting the elastic fiber network. This results in a loss of elastic fiber integrity, which reduces the skin’s elasticity and increases wrinkles.1,4

High water content makes youthful skin appear “plump” and elastic. The normal processes of ageing cause loss of moisture as the water-binder, hyaluronic acid, is lost from the skin, which can make it appear dull and less firm.5,6

Rewrite Your Skin Story

If your goal is to regenerate your skin and help reveal the best, authentic version of yourself, Merz Aesthetics® products can help you achieve this. For example “regenerative collagen biostimulators” activate the body’s natural processes to synthesize collagen, replacing the natural scaffold within the dermis that steadily decreases over time. Reintroducing hyaluronic acid, the concentration of which decreases as we age, increases the moisture content and firmness of the skin.

For individuals with several age-related skin changes, a combination of treatments with differing modalities can be used, and your aesthetic physician can advise you on the best options to address your individual needs.

These products target key components of the skin structure, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, and stimulate important natural processes to regenerate the skin. In order to do this, the products are introduced deep into the skin into the layers affected to regenerate the composition of the skin from the inside, which can lead to visible improvements at the skin surface.

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  2. Informed Health. How does skin work? Available at: Last accessed: April 2020.
  3. Uitto J. J Drugs Dermatol 2008;7:s12–6.
  4. Langton AK, et al. Int J Cosmet Sci 2010;32:330–9.
  5. Baumann L, et al. Dermal fillers. Cosmetic dermatology principles and practice. 2nd edition. New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2009.
  6. Papakonstantinou E, et al. Dermatoendocrinol 2012;4:253–8.