Collagen is a long chain protein that forms a supporting network that is the “glue,” of the body. The body in its prime produces enough of its own collagen for bones, hair, muscles, nails, skin, and all other organs.
Collagen comprises almost 80 percent of protein within the skin and takes many forms in the body to strengthen tissues, bones, and organs. It enables the flexibility of joints, and the smoothness of skin. It’s important for all body systems.
As the body ages, it produces progressively less collagen. Skin damage due to sun exposure results in the faster-than-normal breakdown of collagen and elastin already in the skin. Signs of aging – wrinkles, sagging skin, thinning lips, and other visible signs of distress – begin to appear.
Collagen injections can replace lost levels of this vital protein, helping to achieve healthy levels of collagen growth, and reduce those telltale signs of aging.
Anti-Aging Miracle: Collagen Injections
Collagen injections improve skin texture, hydration, elasticity, and firmness. The end result is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a more youthful appearance.
These injections to the face and lips are a common cosmetic procedure, providing a smoother, plumper, more youthful appearance to the skin. Collagen injections also benefit people with acne, gaunt cheeks, scars, wrinkles, and other imperfections.
Collagen is injected just beneath the skin and has the effect of smoothing out the skin. Compared to facelifts or other invasive surgical procedures, collagen injections are quick, with minimal recovery time, and are much cheaper.
The effects of collagen-based fillers can wear off after three to six months, so repeat treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.
Most people do not report severe side effects after receiving collagen injections. Nonbiodegradable fillers require allergy testing before treatment. Allergic reactions are uncommon. Overall, soft tissue fillers are considered safe and effective.
If you are considering collagen injections, and need more information to make an informed decision, call University OB/GYN Associates at (315) 464-5162 to request an appointment or request one online.