Collagen plays an important role in strengthening your skin, keeping your complexion smooth and supple, as well as looking healthy, radiant and youthful. However, overtime, various environmental and lifestyle factors such as pollution, smoking, ageing and constant sun exposure can slow down your collagen production, causing your skin to loose elasticity, increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and appear dry and dull. Luckily there are many ways in which you can boost your collagen production, such as collagen supplements, specific tailored skincare products or laser treatments. Below, we compare the latest trend; collagen supplements with the innovative PicoSure laser to help you decide which is the best option for you.

EFFECTIVENESS:

With any vitamin or supplement, it can take between 6-12 weeks for improvements to be noticeable. This may also require ingesting a number of supplements daily and remembering to religiously take them. Quite often these supplements may also promise results, with no guarantee of improvement.

For those who are seeking a quick solution with results seen in as little as two sessions, PicoSure skin revitalisation treatments are the most efficient and effective option. PicoSure is the world’s first and only picosecond laser that is designed to reinvigorate your skin, and improve the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring. Delivering non-invasive ultra-short pulse bursts of energy deep within the skin, the laser works to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen that helps to improve skin vitality and elasticity.

PRICE:

Collagen supplements can come in the form of powders, liquids and tablets. Pricing is usually dependent on the brand, package size and purpose, which can range anywhere from $40 – $100 for a month’s supply. Whilst this appears to be a more affordable option, investing in regular PicoSure laser treatments may be the more cost-effective option in the long run. Prices of treatments are dependent on your skin and what concerns you are hoping to improve, however PicoSure treatments offer noticeable and long lasting results, with many patients seeing improvements in their complexion in as little as one 20 minute treatment session.

SAFETY:

Whilst trusted brands produce collagen supplements, it is incredibly important to ensure that the ingredients that they use are safe to consume. Some side effects that could occur when using collagen supplements are constipation, joint pain or fatigue. There are also some more serious side effects associated with collagen supplements due to the contents often containing ingredients derived from common food allergens such as fish and shellfish.

PicoSure is the first picosecond laser technology that has received both FDA approval and TGA listing, ensuring its effectiveness and safety globally. Our PicoSure laser technology has also been subject to a number of peer reviewed articles, clinical trials and research. These publications and trials are crucial as they are one of the safest and most efficient ways to identify that a laser treatment works, whilst establishing the efficacy and validity of research.

As of 2018, PicoSure has received 25 peer reviewed publications, numerous clinical trials, over 80 publications and podium presentations. This far outweighs the published studies and clinical articles for any other picosecond technology on the market, reinforcing PicoSure as the safest and most effective laser technology to revitalise the skin.

Take the first step to improving your complexion by finding your closest PicoSure clinic here.