Please help, question on wrinkles,collagen and topical application

  1. I have done extensive research on the question and can't seem to find it, could somebody please help me or direct me to a site with such an information?

    Question: As we age our skin wrinkles due to changes in collagen and elastic fibers in the dermis and a decrease in their production. Explain why topical application of collagen and elastic fibers would not eliminate wrinkles.
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My guess would be that the topical versions cannot soak down to the dermis.
  4. by   RNin2009
    Thanks for your response Marie, I hope others will also share their thoughts.
  5. by   need2getin
    Molocules are too large to penetrate the skin when applied topically