Collagen is another substance used for treatment of frown lines, “crow’s feet,” and smile lines. Collagen is a major building block contained within the tissues of our bodies. Bovine or Collagen removed from cows has been the standard injectible wrinkle filler for the last 25 years.
Injectible collagen contains a local anesthetic to alleviate discomfort during and following treatment. Injections are performed with a tiny needled directed into the wrinkle crease or depression. Collagen pumps up the soft tissues filling the lines and depressions by replacing the natural collagen which is lost from your skin over time or in areas where the muscles are active to produce creases.
A very small percentage of patients are allergic to Collagen and, therefore, a pre-treatment skin test is necessary one month before your first treatment.