About Collagen wrinkle fillers
What is Collagen wrinkle fillers?
All about Collagen wrinkle fillers
Collagen wrinkle fillers are effective in treating minor skin imperfections, including wrinkles, and creases, laugh lines, crow’s feet, and acne scars. They have been used for decades to achieve fuller lips and cheeks.
Collagen wrinkle fillers can also be used to treat areas of the back, neck, and chest.
What are collagen wrinkle fillers?
Collagen is a natural occurring protein that is found in our bones, cartilage, skin, and tendons. Collagen present in the skin tissue is essential for maintaining the strength and elasticity of the skin. Over time, the natural collagen breaks down, causing the skin to lose its suppleness. As a result, skin starts looking wrinkled and loose. Collagen wrinkle fillers help fight these visible signs of aging and replenish the skin’s suppleness, lending it youthful and attractive appearance.
There are two main types of collagen used in wrinkle fillers – bovine and human based fillers. Extracted from the skin of cows, bovine collagen is the most popular and also the most effective collagen in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other skin imperfections. Autologen, Isolagen, and Dermalogen are the collagen types that are derived from the human skin. The effect of these collagen wrinkle fillers last longer and the risk of allergic reaction is also minimised. Prior to the treatment, the cosmetic surgeon does a skin test to detect if the patient is allergic to the collagen material being used. Whether or not an allergic reaction occurs helps determine the type of collagen being used during the treatment.
Collagen wrinkle fillers treatment is safe and non-invasive. It involves administering one or more collagen injections into the specific area. A topical anaesthetic is applied to minimise the pain and physical discomfort. Treatment usually takes less than an hour.
The results from the treatment largely depend on the type of collagen fillers being used. The effect of Bovine collagen wrinkle fillers lasts for about 6-12 weeks. Results of Autologen and Isologen fillers last for several months. Collagen treatment usually requires touch-up injections, 2-3 times a year to maintain the results.
Collagen wrinkle fillers allow patients to enjoy full, well-defined lips, smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and lines, and younger and fresher looking skin. As well as promising physical benefits, collagen wrinkle fillers also boost self-confidence and self-esteem of the patients.
Who is the best candidate?
The best candidates for collagen wrinkle fillers are the people between the age of 35 and 60 who want to reduce the early signs of aging, such as smile lines around the mouth, creases and lines around the forehead, and deepening furrows between the brows. People who are older or those who have advanced signs of aging are not considered to be suitable candidates for collagen wrinkle fillers because their skin has lost the elasticity and flexibility.
Although collagen wrinkle fillers are a safe way to achieve less wrinkled skin and to achieve shapely lips, it does involve certain risks and side-effects, such as
What is the Cost?
The cost of collagen wrinkle fillers would depend on the type of collagen being used, the number of fillers required, the experience of the surgeon, and your location. Bovine collagen fillers usually cost less compared to human collagen fillers. Bovine collagen wrinkle fillers cost around $250 to $800, human collagen fillers cost around $650 to $1500.