Aging and Fibroblast Cells: How They Influence Skin Health and Wrinkles

By team on August 31, 2023

From sagging skin to the development of wrinkles, it can be tough to fight signs of aging. Whether you're dealing with fine lines, age spots, a loss of elasticity, or other signs of aging, creating a comprehensive anti-aging skincare routine can go a long way in helping you create the youthful look that you want. Understanding the role that fibroblasts--dermis stem cells that create collagen fibers--can help you make smart choices when it comes to choosing anti-aging skin products. 

Here, we'll explore the role of fibroblasts in fighting the aging process, as well as how Exo Elixir Dermal Fibroblast Exosomes can support fibroblast function.

The Role of Fibroblast Cells in Skin Health

Fibroblast skin treatment for eye wrinkles

The function of fibroblast cells in the skin is twofold: they're constantly hard at work creating collagen and elastin. 

Elastin provides stretch and elasticity to the skin, allowing the surface of the skin to rebound after it's manipulated due to standard muscle contractions caused by facial expressions. Collagen serves a similar purpose, as the protein helps to stop the skin from sagging. Healthy amounts of collagen in the skin can help create a youthful appearance.

The Aging Process and Its Impact on Fibroblast Cells

A decline in fibroblast cells and aging go hand in hand. When the skin is rife with healthy, high-functioning fibroblast cells, skin can bounce back from sun damage, facial expressions that cause wrinkles, and more. Fibroblast cells age over time, becoming less effective. When fibroblast cells are not working efficiently, they aren't able to produce collagen and elastin like they once did. This can lead to a decline in the skin's levels of proteins, which can cause signs of aging in the skin.

Fibroblast Cells and Wrinkle Formation

wrinkled face of a middle aged woman

When your fibroblast cells slow down their levels of collagen production, you'll likely notice wrinkles in high-movement areas of the face, such as around the sides of the mouth and the corners of the eyes. You may also notice that your pores begin to appear larger than before and that age spots become more noticeable. Collagen works to aid the body's natural healing process, and when your body's collagen production declines, it becomes harder to heal from skin issues.

Elastin is approximately 1,000 times more stretchy than collagen, and it allows your skin to bounce back after making facial expressions. Just like a lack of collagen, a lack of elastin can make your skin more likely to develop wrinkles. 

Environmental Factors and Fibroblast Function

Studies show that environmental factors--including pollution and UV radiation--can cause a loss of fibroblasts. Failing to wear sunscreen can increase the effect of the sun on fibroblast cells. Some tips for protecting fibroblast cells: staying out of the sun, using sunscreen daily, eating a balanced diet, staying away from cigarettes and alcohol, and exercising can all contribute to healthy fibroblast function.

Strategies to Support Fibroblast Health and Skin Youthfulness

Exploring skincare products that support fibroblast function is a key part of supporting your skin's health. Eating a diet that supports collagen production can also support skin health. Dietitians recommend including bone broth, chicken, fish, egg whites, citrus fruits, and berries to support your body's natural collagen production.

Advances in Anti-Aging Research and Fibroblast Therapy

Fibroblast skin treatment

Recent studies show that most people lose 1% of their fibroblast cells each year. Thankfully, products are available that can help your body regenerate stem cells, which can fight signs of aging, improve elasticity, and eliminate scars. 

Exo Elixir Dermal Fibroblast Exosomes work to regenerate fibroblasts, which can boost the body's natural production of elastin and collagen. Many find that after an Exo Elixir treatment, they experience smoother skin with fewer visible signs of aging.

Your fibroblasts are your number one weapon in the fight against aging. Supporting your fibroblast health is key when it comes to maintaining a great complexion, and Exo Elixir Dermal Fibroblast Exosomes can help by supporting your body's ability to create the elastin and collagen production that keeps your skin looking and feeling great. It's never too late to start taking care of your skin--including collagen-supporting foods in your diet, staying out of the sun, and learning more about ways to support your fibroblast cells are all fantastic ways to get the glow you want.

Reach out to us at Shasta Meadows Wellness Center, serving Redding and Shasta County, CA, today to learn more about how we can support the health of your skin. Call us today at 530-215-3820.

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