Are the lines on your face saying the wrong thing about you? There’s a proven method for reducing fine lines, wrinkles and scars, all in the comfort of your doctor’s office. It’s called collagen, and it’s one of the oldest and best understood facial “injectables” on the market. Collagen is one of the body’s most critical building blocks, helping to maintain the face’s contour and suppleness. As we age, we loose our natural collagen. Today, thanks to science, collagen fillers can temporarily replace what age takes from us.
The latest collagen fillers are bioengineered from actual human collagen. Unlike traditional bovine-based collagen products, no skin allergy tests are necessary before use
What is collagen?
Collagen is one of the most prevalent proteins in the body. It controls our cell shape and differentiation. It helps our wounds heal. It gives support to our most prominent body part – our face. However, collagen starts to break down as we age, resulting to those annoying laugh lines, crow’s feet and facial grooves.
How is a collagen filler injected?
Cosmetic surgeons are pros at injecting collagen – they’ve been using soft-tissue fillers for decades. First, your cosmetic surgeon will recommend a topical or local anesthesia. Then, the dermal filler is injected using a fine needle that’s used to deliver a smooth layer of gel into a specific area of the facial dermis. The depth of the collagen injection depends on which type of facial feature you’re correcting.
Did you know? Collagen makes up 75 percent of human skin.
Bovine collagen was the first temporary filler approved in the United States for soft-tissue augmentation, and it remains the most commonly used dermal filler. Zyderm I, Zyderm II and Zyplast bovine collagens, derived from the hides of isolated, domestic cattle herds, are sterile, purified products that mimic the collagen found in the human body. Collagen comes in different thicknesses depending on the type of facial tissue you’re trying to correct. This reliable filler works on fine lines around the eyes, deep facial furrows and acne scars. It can also enhance the lips. Results can last from three months to a year or more.
Filled with Flexibility
A collagen dermal filler can create a number of desired effects. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about collagen if you want to…
- Plump up sunken areas of your face
- Add youthful fullness to your lips
- Fill in a prominent facial scar
- Temporarily erase laugh lines and crow’s feet
- Reduce the effects of sun exposure
- Complement a traditional facelift
Smile, chew, pucker and squint with confidence!
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