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A knowledgeable San Diego plastic surgeon can help you achieve more youthful features with Collagen injections.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the body within the connective tissues. Collagen composes up to 80% of the skin and can be found in bones, cartilage, and blood vessels.
As we age, the skin loses its collagen, and eventually leads to the occurrence of wrinkles, lines, and folds of skin on the face. Collagen injections are a quick remedy to replace the collagen lost in a patient’s problem areas. These injections can improve the appearance of:
Prior to administering any collagen injections, your San Diego plastic surgeon will conduct a skin test to assess your risk for an allergic reaction. The collagen injection procedure can last up to one hour. The results are temporary, and you will need to return to your surgeon for more injections every 3-6 months.
Recent technological advances have expanded patient options for collagen injections. Collagen fillers like CosmoDerm and Cosmoplat contain partly human collagen combined with synthetic collagen for longer lasting effects. Your San Diego plastic surgeon can explain these new medical developments and help you select the best collagen injection procedure for you.