Before we talk about the cosmetic details it’s important you understand what collagen is all about.
Collagen is a complex protein that your body produces all by itself. It fortifies blood vessels in soft tissue giving your skin its elasticity and strength, but it diminishes with age. Fibrous bands of collagen make up your skin’s main support system.
It is essential for young, healthy-looking skin. As you age your skin’s structure weakens and loses its elasticity which causes your skin to lose its fullness, tone and results in wrinkles, thinning lips, and other skin problems.
Facial fillers like collagen rejuvenate your skin by eliminating wrinkles, enhancing lips and filling shallow or gaunt cheeks. They can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars and acne.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 60,000 people received injections last year.
Before your injection, your dermatologist will conduct an allergy test to make sure your body reacts well.
They will talk with you and closely examine your face and map out a strategy for the procedure. Your face will be cleaned and injected. The whole process takes a matter of minutes and shows instant results! And the procedure is relatively pain-free.
Injections should only be administered by an experienced dermatologist or medical doctor.
There are a few different types used as facial fillers to smooth your skin’s appearance, human-based, animal-based and synthetic.
The most popular types are Cosmoderm®, Cosmoplast®, Cymetra® lab-made human collagen products.
Animal-based products make up approx. 25% of all collagen fillers including Evolence®, Zyderm®, Zyplast® which are made from cow or pig skin.
All collagen fillers injected into the skin replace the collagen that is naturally lost over time, but the results are not permanent. Most injections last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
If you discover any of these symptoms you should visit one of our Top10MD dermatologists for diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens.
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