Dermal fillers have taken the world of plastic surgery by storm in the last few years, increasing in numbers quickly. While Botox was still the most popular procedure in the United States last year, dermal fillers have been gaining ground. Today there are many options for dermal fillers, which can be used to fill in wrinkles and plump out areas that may have lost volume due to aging. One of these fillers, collagen injections, is another option for patients wishing to look younger.
What Are Collagen Injections?
Collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, and it helps the skin to stay smooth, elastic, and youthful. As we age, collagen breaks down and gets less plentiful, contributing to sagging and wrinkling skin. Collagen injections are often derived from cow hide, and are a fairly natural type of injection, closely resembling the patient’s own tissue. As with other dermal fillers, application is quick and nearly painless, producingwrinkle-reducing results which last about six months.
How Do They Compare?
The only real difference between collagen injections and other types of dermal fillers is the formula. Other dermal fillers are often made from hyaluronic acid formulations or other injection bases. These fillers have slight differences, and may be more effective for certain areas of the face. They also vary in longevity and cost.
The Best Filler for You
The number of fillers available can be overwhelming, and it’s difficult to know which will be the best option for you. Speaking to a plastic surgeon is the best way to choose your filler, as you will be able to explain your goals and concerns, discuss any allergies, and form a plan with the surgeon to help you improve your wrinkles.
New to Anti-Aging?
Dermal fillers are a great way to start out with anti-aging cosmetic procedures. They’re affordable, temporary, rarely trigger unpleasant side effects, and require no preparation or downtime. While these injections may seem simple to administer, it is still important to seek treatment from a skilled plastic surgeon to ensure the best results possible. The proper application of dermal fillers requires in-depth knowledge and an artistic eye. If you need a trusted provider, come to Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery to consult with expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haitham Masri. Dr. Masri has over 25 years of experience helping patients look and feel their best. Call Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Dearborn and Birmingham, MI, at 866-487-3223 to schedule your free consultation today.