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Senescent Cells causing a decline in collagen and elastin production.

Updated: Jun 15

Did you know that Collagen and Elastin declines 5% every year from the age of 18! This is because the cells that create these important proteins (Fibroblast Cells), stop regenerating at that age, and basically by the time we are 40 they are tired and ready for retirement.

They become senescent, which is a fancy word for senile! The get tired and old and basically aren’t doing their job very well. Even though they are not performing optimally, these stubborn little guys refuse to redivide and retire and will continue on, with their sub par job for years!

So how do we get these senile little guys to retire and make way for young studly replacements? 


Dermal skin needling ( when done correctly) triggers the body’s wound healing response which releases three types of growth factors….

One of these is the FGf ( Fibroblast Growth Factor) this growth factor, increases collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production - firming, tightening, plumping and improving scar tissue.

Think of growth factors as the leader of operations in your skin factory. Basically, they look at what is working and what’s not working and implement changes to improve the efficacy of the factory. They are like the drill sergeant, making sure everyone picks up their game. 

When it comes to senescent cells, the growth factors will force retirement by replacing the old with the new.

Now, I know you feel sorry for our senile little friends, but they had a good life and now they can enjoy their retirement and you can enjoy firmer plumper skin!


Needless to say, improving collagen and elastin production in the skin can help with a plethora of skin concerns including open pores, acne scarring, loss of elasticity and volume and fine lines and wrinkles. 

If you’d like to send your senile little Fibroblast friends off with a gold watch to their retirement, come and see us at DRML Skin Clinic, our skilled therapists are highly trained to send these little guys on their way! 

P.s If you want to elevate your treatment even further, check out our post on Exosomes! The latest advancement in optimal skin regeneration available at DRML Skin Clinic! The results we are seeing are amazing!!!


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