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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

The Importance of Collagen

Jan 01, 2019 02:28AM

Collagen production slows as you get older; and it happens sooner than you think. After the age of 25, we break down more collagen than we make, resulting in thinner skin and the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. 

Time isn't the most important factor in skin health though. Lifestyle, including sun exposure, diet and exercise, is more important. Over time, these factors cause reduced elasticity in cartilage, tendons, ligaments and skin. This leads to wrinkles, thinner skin, soft tissue and joint discomfort. At Point Lumineux, we order lab tests for the essential nutrients to determine what you need to appear younger. Most commonly, we see amino acid, antioxidant and collagen deficiencies affecting the skin.  

Amino acids repair and stimulate new skin growth. Collagen Hydrolysate is the primary ingredient in the collagen supplement we recommend to our clients. This product is backed by more than 15 studies and provides bioactive collagen peptides that comprise connective tissue. Glutathione is an antioxidant for skin health and the prevention of skin cancer. We offer Glutathione through IV therapy, injection and oral supplements.

We also offer non-invasive treatments for optimal collagen repair including the latest innovation in Alma laser technology. Pixel RF technology contours, tightens and rejuvenates the skin. The Pixel RF uses Micro Plasma Technology which ablates and heats the skin through controlled, focused delivery of energy. Thermal injury prompts the formation of new collagen which tightens the skin and creates a smoother, refreshed appearance. This procedure is safe and painless and requires no down time. 

In addition, cosmetic acupuncture improves the skin and fights the aging process. We offer free consultations for all the procedures mentioned above. Aging is part of life, but you still have some control over how you’ll look in the future.


Location: 2206 Jo An Dr., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-617-6828 or visit


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