How to Build More Collagen


Collagen is a protein that provides structure, strength, and support throughout the body—including your skin. To maintain healthy, supple, and radiant skin, here are some collagen-stimulating methods to try today.

Non-Surgical Treatments That Stimulate Collagen Production


Radiesse is a type of filler that is composed of tiny microspheres made from calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). When CaHA particles are injected through Radiesse, they become integrated into the skin and form a supportive structure that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

Multipolar Radiofrequency

Multipolar radiofrequency (RF) is a treatment that uses heat to target multiple layers of the skin. This heat causes the fibers in the skin to tighten and encourages the production of new collagen. This procedure has the potential to achieve a more youthful appearance by improving skin firmness and reducing wrinkles.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses light pulses to target the fibroblast under the skin to produce collagen fibers. IPL has the ability to correct uneven skin color, sun damage, capillaries, and redness. After a series of IPL trreatments the skin will appear healthier, brighter and more radient.


Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, involves the creation of tiny puncture wounds on the skin. These controlled injuries stimulate the body’s innate healing process, generating fresh collagen fibers.


Vivace is a microneedling device that uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This new collagen plumps the skin and improves the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can improve the body’s production of proteins, including collagen. Estrogen and testosterone can both stimulate collagen production, helping with symptoms like skin laxity, dryness, and fine lines.

Lifestyle Tips for Building More Collagen

Promoting the natural production of collagen involves maintaining healthy nutrition through a well-rounded diet. This involves consuming an adequate amount of protein-rich foods, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Additionally, it is beneficial to minimize or eliminate lifestyle factors that can negatively impact collagen production, such as smoking.

Here are some examples of healthy foods rich in collagen or have collagen-producing properties:

  • Bone broth
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Garlic
  • Citrus fruits
  • Eggs
  • Leafy greens
  • Berries

Preventing skin aging may also be possible with exercise, especially weight lifting. Skin cells are better able to heal and grow with the support of nutrients like oxygen and vitamins that are delivered to them during exercise. These nutrients are especially important for your skin’s fibroblast cells, which are responsible for collagen production.

Collagen-Stimulating Treatments in Montclair, NJ

The Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medical Spa offers cutting-edge, collagen-boosting treatments and nutrition plans in Montclair, NJ, designed to help you discover your best self.

For more information, contact us today at (973) 338-6300.

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