What is collagen?
Collagen in people is similar to that found in animals. The collagen from animals has been used for many years for medical reasons. The collagen used during treatment is made from cow skin that has been purified and has been used in over one million people around the world.
Where can I have collagen injections?
How long does collagen treatment last?
To maintain the correction achieved from your initial treatment you may choose to have follow-up treatments. The length of time between follow-up treatments varies from person to person. You can arrange your follow-up treatment when you notice your lines returning. If you choose not to have follow-up treatments, your skin will return to its previous position over time. Follow-up treatments generally require less collagen to maintain correction.
What is the first step to having treatment?
How long does the treatment take?
Is it painful?
Can I return to work immediately?
Are there any risks?
Herpes: Some people with a history of cold sores at the implant sites have reported an outbreak after treatment. The outbreaks healed without any more reports of problems.
Skin reaction: Even though you may not have a reaction to the test dose, sensitivity may occur at a later stage during treatment. It is very important to report any reaction to the test dose and this could lead to more serious side effects later
Pregnancy: The safety of collagen injections during pregnancy and breast feeding is not known.
Bruising: People taking taking medicines that affect the clotting of blood, eg. aspirin over a long period of time, may experience bruising or bleeding near the treated area.
Finally, there can be no absolute guarantee with any procedure. Remember, the realistic aim of treatment is improvement, not perfection.
Please note: The above information mentions only some of the benefits and complications of collagen treatment. This information should not be regarded as a substitute for information and advice provided by Dr Drielsma during consultation.