Collagen Injection—Wrinkle Filler
Collagen injection is a procedure used to fill wrinkles, plump lips, and improve skin appearance. Collagen is injected under the skin with a fine needle.
Collagen is a natural protein that supports the skin and other areas of the body. It may be taken from an animal like a cow or pig or from the patient’s own tissue. Collagen is one of several filler options available.
Collagen injection is an elective, cosmetic procedure. This means that the patient requests to have a procedure which is not medically necessary. It is done to:
- Fill wrinkle lines
- Plump lips
- Improve the appearance of scars by plumping and smoothing skin
Types of Wrinkles
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You will need proper pre-treatment testing and a trained specialist such as a dermatologist or a facial or general plastic surgeon. Treatments are often successful and results are seen right away. Results are temporary, lasting six months or more.
Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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