Collagen replacement is a non-surgical procedure that reduces and softens the appearance of lines and furrows on the face. During the procedure, small quantities of collagen are injected under the line or scar. They boost natural collagen production, which soften facial lines, scars, and furrows. Additional collagen injections can be scheduled to maintain the results.
Collagen is found in the skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. It is a natural substance that provides structural support to the skin and bones. Collagen located in the dermis, which is the middle layer of skin, is produced from fibroblast cells. It forms a fibrous network which promotes the growth of new cells. As aging continues, collagen in the dermis gradually dissipates, which forms facial lines.
Injectable collagen is created from purified collagen obtained from cow skin. Human collagen implants purified and isolated from skin grown in a lab environment. Both collagen from cow skin or purified human skin can be accepted into the body.
Collagen injections treat the following skin features:
To determine your suitability for a collagen replacement procedure, a medical history and examination is required. Patients with severe allergies to injected local anesthetics should not be treated with human collagen.
For additional information regarding your candidacy for this procedure, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.