A recent [removed]report[/removed] highlights how several treatments developed over the past decade can help prevent the collapse of collagen that leads to wrinkles.

Researchers at the University of Michigan have undertaken a comprehensive study that shows positive results for anti-aging treatments that focus on rebuilding and replenishing collagen.

The report appears in the current issue of Archives of Dermatology and shows the effects that collagen collapse has on the aging process.

It focuses on three treatments in particular — topical retinoic acid, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing and injections of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.

The report also relates how fibroplasts are a key supporting substance necessary for youthful looking and resilient skin.