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Collagen

 

Collagen is a protein responsible for the quality of the skin.  This is normally found in the skin tissues.  Injecting collagen into the aging skin as a facial treatment will reduce wrinkles and make the skin look younger, by replacing the lost body tissues.  Collagen that is injected for facial rejuvenation is taken from both human and animal (cow) tissues.  

For a facial rejuvenation program, several skin trials are done before the injections are given.  This is to test for possible allergies; however, only two percent of individuals have an allergic reaction.  Hence, this has been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration.       

For acne scarred face and skin injuries, collagen works best to raise the skin levels.  Pits and depressions rise to a normal level, making the skin appear normal.  Injected on the lips, it makes the lips a fuller enhancing a youthful look.  It is also used effectively on wrinkles around the mouth, chin, and eyes.  When it enters the skin, via an injection, it will work to maintain the youthful appearance for three months; the faster the metabolism of the body, the faster the reduction of the collagen effect.  

Collagen injections are usually expensive.  The price is based on the number of collagen used.  On the face, several amounts of collagen may be used to erase a wrinkle or creases.  The deeper the wrinkle or crease, the more collagen is used.  Since the amount cannot always be predicted, the price of the collagen shots will vary.  Discuss with the doctor where your priorities for treatment are.  This will also minimize cost.

It is not unusual for a patient to experience some pain.  It will take a week or 10 days before the collagen can settle in the skin tissues.  During the initial stages, the face may be swollen, and red.  To minimize the discomfort, ice packs can be used 24 hours after the treatment.  This will soothe the skin.  While the collagen is settling, it is advised that no other facial products should be applied on the face.  This is to avoid infections.  When the collagen settles down, the face will be smooth, but rough to the touch.

If you want collagen treatment, check out the prices.  These will vary.  The cost will be determined by the amount of collagen used or injected per cubic centimeter of the skin area.  Not all doctors can give the entire cost of the treatment in one sitting.  Only when the treatment is completed will the cost be finalized.  Always set aside extra money after getting a quote to ensure you can pay all costs after the treatment.  

When you have undergone the collagen injections, soothe the inflammation within the first 24 hours.  Avoid using any facial formulations as the bacteria can enter into holes made by the collagen injections.   

Before getting collagen injections, there are considerations to be studied seriously.  There are cases of autoimmune diseases that occur as complications.  However, there is no definite base for it.

 
   
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