Baby boomers are reaching their 50s. They are more concerned than ever with maintaining a youthful appearance.
Until now, the only way to make that vision a reality was with bovine (cow) collagen injections, which can cause allergic reactions, or synthetic fillers that feel unnatural. Now, our doctor performs filler injections with CosmoDerm and/or CosmoPlast for patients in our region to provide a safe, natural alternative to synthetic and bovine tissue fillers.
What are CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast?
CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are the first FDA approved human collagen fillers commercially available. They are purified from human dermal cells and manufactured in the strictest controlled environment. These natural products are for the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, and other soft tissue contour deficiencies as well as for lip enhancement.
Unlike other collagen replacement products, CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast do not require a pretreatment skin test.
Our doctor provides CosmoDerm and/or CosmoPlast treatments to patients in our region to smooth out wrinkles and most scars. It can also improve the appearance of deeper frown lines and nasal furrows. Collagen injections are a safe, effective, time-tested, non-surgical wrinkle treatment that provide immediate results.
Which areas respond best to CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast treatments?
The 10 areas most frequently treated with collagen are: frown lines between the eyes, acne scars, cheek depressions, smoker's lines around the mouth, Marionette lines at the ends of the mouth, worry lines in the forehead, Crow's feet at the eyes, deep smile lines, dimples, and facial scars.
How are CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast treatments performed?
Treatments take place in our office. CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast treatments usually take less than 20 minutes of your time.
The CosmoDerm and/or CosmoPlast collagen is injected through a tiny needle under your skin, beneath the wrinkle, into your own collagen. Several injections may be required, depending on the depth and length of the wrinkle. Because it contains a small amount of lidocaine, patients experience minimal discomfort.
How many treatments will I need?
Since aging is a continuing process, treatments for age-related wrinkles will be an ongoing process. Most patients come in 3 - 4 times a year for touch-ups. Without touch-up treatments, the collagen is gradually absorbed and the wrinkles return.
Why choose CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast Collagen treatments?
- CosmoDerm & CosmoPlast are natural, human collagen.
- CosmoDerm & CosmoPlast are non-allergenic.
- CosmoDerm & CosmoPlast have a natural feel.
- There is no need to harvest tissue from another site on your body.
- CosmoDerm & CosmoPlast can be used alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels or facial surgery.
What can I expect after my CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast Collagen treatments?
After our doctor performs your CosmoDerm and/or CosmoPlast treatment, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Discomfort is minimal. The treatment site may have a little swelling, which may last a few hours. There may be some slight bruising which can be covered with make-up. Depending on the area, treatments usually last from 3 - 6 months.