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What do collagen injections do?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered

    Collagen injections fill lines and wrinkles in the skin to leave it looking plump and smooth. The protein also plumps cheeks and lips, fixes facial imperfections, lessens the appearance of scars and minimizes skin folds.

  • ADaniel Kapp, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answered on behalf of MDLIVE

    Collagen injections are typically used to fill small fine lines and wrinkles typically in the perioral area.  Collagen was the first generation of injectable fillers.  For the most part, collagen is no longer used today as most plastic surgeons and dermatologists choose to use hyaluronic acid fillers which have taken the place of the collagen fillers.

  • AStuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answered
    Collagen injections of the past included Zyderm and Zyplast. They were useful to reduce fine lines and wrinkles along the perioral, nasolabial folds, and other facial areas. Collagen was porcine or pig collagen and has now been replaced with Hyaluronic acids including Juvaderm and Radiessce. These are longer acting and have more promising results. 
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