Collagen implants are natural products derived from highly purified bovine collagen that is injected just under the surface of the skin. Collagen is actually part of the natural support structure of your skin. Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins or degrades over time. This loss correlates with such factors as aging, sun exposure, contact with environmental pollutants, overall health, heredity and lifestyle. Collagen injections create a more youthful appearance by reducing wrinkles and folds, enhancing facial contours, replacing volume lost in areas such as the lips and even minimizing the appearance of scarring resulting from injury or acne. A skin test must be administered at least 4 weeks prior to treatment to screen for preexisting allergy to bovine collagen. Results are immediate and will last approximately 3 to 6 months. However, as with any cosmetic enhancement, individual results may vary.
When considering Collagen injections, or indeed any cosmetic procedure, be sure to select a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.