About Collagen Injections
Collagen is key in maintaining the skin’s integrity, as it makes up around 80% of its structure. The problem is that collagen deteriorates with age and your body begins to produce less of it. The wrinkles and folds of the skin that we associate with ageing are for the most part a result of the breakdown of collagen.
Collagen injections work by replenishing the skins natural supplies of collagen.
How is it performed?
Most of the time, you will be able to have collagen injections performed in your doctor’s office. Depending on the type of collagen injection used, you may be required to undergo some allergy testing prior to treatment. Although many collagen fillers do contain small amounts of the local anaesthetic Lidocaine, you will be able to have this treatment in an outpatient setting, without any additional anaesthesia.
Your cosmetic practitioner will use a special, tiny needle, to inject the collagen into the skin where necessary. Depending on your aesthetic goals and the length and depth of your wrinkles, you may require several injections for ideal results. Generally this procedure will not take longer than an hour.
What result can I expect?
Because collagen injections are made from non-synthetic collagen, they break down very quickly. Most patients see results lasting around 3 months.
Results are immediate. There may be some redness for the first 24 hours and this could last up to a week.