How are Collagen Injections Different from Dermal Fillers?

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Dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers are injections used to fill in lines and wrinkles to make the face look more youthful. They add volume to the skin and can be used on the face or the hands. Treatment time may vary, and the results can last for four months or more.

At the facility of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD we offer collagen injections, a more natural alternative to dermal fillers.

Types of dermal fillers

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a popular type, and there are many brands. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in cartilage and skin. Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid stimulate the body’s production of collagen, a type of protein that gives structure to the skin.

Depending on the type used, the effects of a hyaluronic acid dermal filler can last from several months or more. Side effects are rare but can include bruising, redness and swelling. The filler can also form tiny bumps under the skin.

Synthetic dermal fillers are made in labs and don’t have anything to do with substances that occur naturally in the skin. As a result, they are not eventually absorbed into the body the way collagen or hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are.

Synthetic dermal fillers therefore last longer than do other dermal fillers, but they are more likely to cause side effects such as bruising, redness or swelling. They can also cause the formation of bumps or nodules under the skin that can need surgical removal.

Collagen Injections

While dermal fillers use synthetic agents, collagen injections use a natural one. Collagen is a protein found in the human body and is responsible for healthy skin. Collagen production declines as we grow older, resulting in sagging skin.

Collagen injections address the source of the skin problem, adding natural proteins to improve the skin.

Similar to other treatments, collagen is injected under the skin. Results can last for six months to two years.

Contact Us

If you are looking for a solution to minimize wrinkles and fill in lines, collagen injections may be a suitable option for you. Contact the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD today to schedule an appointment.

Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their cosmetic concerns, and we offer a variety of services including mommy makeover, breast augmentation, skin tightening, tummy tuck, and more.

Collagen injections can help you get the youthful look you want and deserve. Get started now.