Collagen & Dermalogen Injection
Collagen or Dermalogen treatments can decrease the appearance of wrinkles or scars. They may also be used to augment lips.
You start your treatment with a collagen skin test to make make sure there are no allergic reactions to this protein-based substance. The vast majority of people have no adverse reactions. If you happen to have an allergy, alternative treatments are available and can be discussed.
From there, the collagen or dermalogen is injected into the area with a thin needle. Recovery time is very fast. Slight redness around the treated area or puffiness may be apparent but usually subsides by the next day.
Results are immediate! The effects should last around three to six months. Additional treatments will be needed after that.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based substance found naturally in the skin. However, the collagen used for most treatments is derived from bovine protein. It is naturally digested by the body, which is why the treatment must be repeated to prolong the results.
Where is collagen effective?
Collagen treatments are often used to fill in lines around the mouth and eyes. It is also used to make scars less visible. Some patients even prefer to "plump-up" their lips with collagen. Collagen is a good choice for many people but a through consultation with your doctor is always a good idea.
To schedule a consultation and find out more about this procedure please contact us.