What are Collagen Injections?

Collagen injections

As our bodies age, we begin to see signs of aging in the form of wrinkles and sagging skin. This is true especially in the facial area. A big reason for this is the reduced production of collagen. Fortunately, collagen injections exist as a way to restore a youthful appearance.

Why Collagen is Important

Collagen is a versatile and sophisticated protein that is found all over the human body. It plays a key role in the maintenance of blood vessels, connective tissue and skin cells. If plenty of collagen is produced by the body and absorbed by the blood vessels, the aging process is slowed down significantly. When the production of collagen begins to diminish during the mid-life years, wrinkles and other signs of aging begin to manifest.

How Collagen Injections Help

Human skin is composed of many layers. The surface of the skin is called the epidermis and the second layer down is called the dermis. It’s this layer of skin that contains hair follicles, blood vessels, nerves and collagen.

Since collagen is directly associated with smooth skin, injecting it into the skin can provide significant improvement in the skin’s appearance in a very short time. Injecting the skin at the right location in the right way can diminish wrinkles, scars, fine lines and also add volume and reshape the face.

The Collagen Injection Process

Collagen injections are typically formulated using collagen derived from a number of different natural sources. Before we agree on treatment, an allergy test might be conducted to make sure there will be no complications.

If the results are satisfactory, our specialists will mark the locations of the face that require collagen injections and then simply inject the solution where needed. Some kinds of skin conditions like deep scars and deep lines may need multiple collagen injection treatments to achieve the desired results.

The actual injections don’t take much time at all. The entire procedure will only take a few minutes altogether. Although makeup can be applied directly afterwards, it’s advised to keep it at a minimum for the first couple of days to allow the skin to adjust and avoid unnecessary irritation.

Can Collagen Injections Benefit You?

We encourage you to visit the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD in Draper to learn more about collagen injections and how they can benefit you. Our office also serves the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.