As skin ages and also with the effect of sun damage our dermal layer that contains collagen and elastin fibers that support the upper skin layer, lose lot of collagen. As the collagen is lost, wrinkles form and cannot be repaired unless the collagen is brought back. This is done by collagen implants or collagen injections. This is a very simple procedure and will give your skin a young look again. Let us find out more about skin and collagen implants.
You have a choice of human collagen or bovine collagen. The body of most of the people accepts both these types. Your surgeon will decide upon the choice of collagen that has to be used for you.
In this procedure the doctor will first discuss with you about the types of wrinkles that can be removed with collagen injections. Once both of you decide about the wrinkles, collagen will be injected below the skin near the wrinkle with a fine needle. It is not a very painful procedure. You may feel some swelling for a day or two.
As collagen is a protein, the body will slowly absorb it. You may need another injection after some months. This also depends upon the location of the wrinkles. Areas that you use very often may need injection earlier than those you don’t use so often. For example, all your face area near your mouth is most used as you speak. That portion may need an injection sooner than other areas. Collagen injections are one of the easiest ways to remove wrinkles and get a young looking face again.
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Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery.Read more