Collagen always seems to be a leading, beauty buzzword. As a key ingredient to youthful skin, Dr. Brace often recommends collagen-stimulating products and treatments to his clients.

What is Collagen?

The word collagen comes from the Greek kolla (glue) and gennao (I produce) which actually does a really nice job of explaining what it is. Making up approximately one third of the protein in your body, collagen is hard, fibrous and insoluble. Collagen can be found throughout the body but particularly in the bones and connective tissue. Endogenous collagen is natural and Exogenous collagen is synthetic.

Why is Collagen so important in the skin?

Collagen in the dermis (or middle layer) of the skin builds a fibrous network on which new cells can form. Collagen is the key to keeping the skin youthful and blemish free.

Why do we lose Collagen over time?

Hormones mostly. Although collagen production decreases with age among both men and women, it dramatically decreases post-menopause. After the age of 20, our collagen production decreases as much as one percent per year.

SkinMedica Retinol Complex

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How can we get Collagen back?

SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 is one of our favourite topical solutions for increasing collagen production. With skin cells replenishing themselves at a healthy rate, skin tone and texture will improve while fine lines and wrinkles diminish. For more information on this product or to shop the entire SkinMedica line, visit Guelph Facial Plastics for your skin care consultation.

C02 Skin Resurfacing for Collagen production!

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C02 Skin Resurfacing treatments with Syneron Candela’s advanced technology stimulate healthy collagen production through laser energy. By targeting only a fraction of your skin cells, the untouched cells act as bridges for faster healing and less downtime. Although this is the ultimate treatment for aging skin concerns such as wrinkles and fine lines, this treatment is also very successful targeting acne scars and other blemishes.

Every patients’ C02 Skin Resurfacing treatment is customized to address their specific concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Brace will determine the best settings for optimal satisfaction and visible results for years to come.

To learn more about collagen and how it can improve your current skin care regime, book your consultation with Dr. Brace today.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

All in-office treatments, procedures, and appointments have resumed. At Guelph Facial Plastics we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVID-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.
  • You must call from your vehicle upon arrival before entering the clinic. We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. For your safety, all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to continue to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments.
  • Cosmetic surgery has not resumed at Guelph General Hospital, however, we are pleased to offer our patients the option of undergoing surgery at a Clinic 360 - a fully-equipped private surgical center.

We look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment.

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