During the aging process, the skin begins to lose volume, creating loose folds, wrinkles, and fine lines. With so many surgeries and skin rejuvenation procedures on the market, it can be difficult to decide which treatment is best. At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Steven Warnock, our collagen injections treat lax skin at the source – underneath the skin surface.
Contact us today at our Draper, Utah location to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits of collagen injections.
What are Collagen Injections?
Collagen, a protein in the skin that is responsible for its structure, is an integral part of the skin rejuvenation process. While other treatments such as dermal fillers add volume to the skin using synthetic chemicals, collagen injections use proteins that your body already recognizes to improve the skin over the long term.
Using a fine needle, the collagen is injected directly underneath the skin surface. Typically, the discomfort level is akin to receiving a typical shot, but more vulnerable spots such as around the nose may be more sensitive. Once injected, the collagen goes to work strengthening the skin and restoring its youthful appearance.
The longevity of collagen injections depends on the individual. Some people see visible results for six months while others have plumper, smoother skin for one to two years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Collagen Injections?
Individuals who have a history of allergies may require further testing before treatment is approved. While collagen injections treat several signs of aging, there are certain types of lines and wrinkles that do not respond effectively to collagen fillers. During your consultation, your cosmetic expectations will be discussed in order to create the best course of treatment to achieve your desired results. Doctor Warnock will evaluate your health, medical history and any medications you are taking in order to determine if collagen injections are right for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Temporary bruising, swelling, puffiness or tenderness is commonly experienced at the site of injection and should subside within a few days. An allergy test may be administered prior to treatment to ensure safety. As there is no downtime or recovery period necessary, patients may resume their normal activities immediately afterward.
The effects of the collagen will eventually wear off and wrinkles will reappear, but as part of a regular treatment, collagen injections can effectively manage the visible signs of aging over the long term.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Warnock and rejuvenate your skin safely and naturally with collagen injections.