For some types of collagen, you’ll need a skin test to determine if you are allergic to collagen treatments. You’ll get the results within four to six weeks. After that, if you’re not sensitive to the collagen, your treatments can begin. However, with the newer generations of collagen now available, skin testing is not necessary since the collagen is derived from human foreskin. You may need two or more sessions to get the best results. The treatments may need to be repeated about every four months. The injections can be painful, but topical anesthetics or nerve blocks can minimize pain.
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