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  • Writer's pictureCheyanne Mallas

Cheyanne Mallas PA Skin Health Tips - What is Fibroblast?

Touch your face. Those skin cells you are touching were made 2-3 months ago. If you want healthy, glowing skin that’s free from pimples and wrinkles, improve the foundation holding your skin cells. Improve those cells at the base of your skin layer and watch your age reverse over the next 2-3 months. Improved collagen production decreases your wrinkles, hydrates your skin and results in more flexible, resilient, yet firm skin. In a word, it makes you look younger.

Go here to learn more Cells called fibroblasts create collagen. Collagen establishes the latticework or framework for our skin, bones, tendons and other tissues connecting our body-parts. Think of collagen as different types of glue. Fibroblasts secrete this “glue,” or matrix, providing structural integrity to all of our connective tissues. The composition of that matrix determines the physical properties of the tissue. Fibroblasts busily provide the architecture connecting one part of our body to the next. Skin is one example. It holds the highest number of fibroblasts. These skin fibroblasts paint the pathway for the skin cells to wrap our entire body. The power of healthy fibroblasts is apparent when comparing an athletic 17-year-old to a frail 80-year-old. The seventeen-year-old has tighter glue. As we age, fibroblasts slow down their production of collagen. These aging cells become dormant or disappear altogether. Without the collagen supporting the skin, it begins to crease and wrinkle. Those missing platforms lead to fine wrinkles at first. With less and less collagen, come deeper and more pronounced lines. This is why I recommend Sculptra to all of my patients. Sculptra is a great resource to volumize the face and help rebuild collagen. It works within the deep dermis, recruiting fibroblasts to the site of injection, and as it’s micro-particles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production over time. My signature approach stimulates the regeneration of both structure and function of skin and soft tissue restoring contour and light to the face. #skinhealth we can see!

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