AKA: Zyderm/Zyplast, Alloderm, Cymetra
Corrects: Nasolabial folds, frown lines, crow’s feet.
Length of Procedure: Less than 1 hour
Number of Treatments: Repeat treatments every 3-6 months
Recovery Time: No downtime
Collagen, approved by the FDA in 1981, has a long and successful track record as one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
Human and bovine (cow) collagen are the two types of injectible collagen. Zyderm and Zyplast are natural substances derived from purified bovine collagen, and when injected, essentially replace the collagen lost by the skin over time. Human collagen is also available. Collagen injections require pre-treatment allerghy testing and have a relatively shorter lasting effect, usually 6-8 weeks.
While the affects of collagen may not be permanent, many people love it because of the immediate results, the relative low cost and the lack of downtime.
To find out more about this procedure, contact us today.