Are Collagen Injections Right For You?

Fine lines and wrinkles. You’ve tried creams, avoided the sun or considered Botox or
Juvederm? Either you’ve not acheieved the results you desired or expected through topical
treatments or healthy lifestyle or you feel hesitant to try Botox or Juvederm due to the  potential side effects like allergic reaction, skin discoloration or even nerve paralysis. Enter: collagen! One of the most effective, yet safe, cosmetic procedures are collagen injections. Collagen is a much more natural treatment (with no serious side effects like Botox or Juvederm) that can effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, as well as create fuller lips and cheeks.

Collagen is a natural protein found in bone, cartilage, skin, and tendons; in the skin,
collagen is essential for strength and elasticity. Over time, collagen naturally breaks down,
causing skin to lose its suppleness. In an effort to soften these signs of aging, collagen injections are a safe and effective treatment to replace your body’s original supply. Since it is a natural protein, there are almost no side effects associated with its use in cosmetic procedures. Collagen injections have been used for decades to treat minor imperfections, including smile lines, fine lines and wrinkles, crow's feet, and even scarring from acne.

Ideal candidates for collagen treatment are around 30 to 60 years old and would like to
minimize early signs of aging or maintain their youthful appearance. Collagen injection
treatment can also be used to achieve fuller, more voluptuous lips, as well as to touch up areas
around the mouth and forehead where wrinkles have begun to reappear after previous cosmetic procedures. Ideal collagen candidates have skin that is still relatively flexible.

If you are considering collagen injections to treat minor facial imperfections, we are
happy to answer any questions you may have. Keep in mind that collagen is not a one-time fix
and often requires a few injections a year to maintain the younger, fresher look of your skin.
Most common side effects are minor redness and swelling for a few hours to a few days after treatment. That’s it! Get ready to feel renewed confidence in your appearance and walk out of
our office with a youthful glow and smile on your face!