Collagen Injection in Miami
Many factors, from sun exposure to gravity to general facial movement, contribute to visible signs of aging. As we get older, these factors begin to take their toll in the appearance of lines and wrinkles around areas of muscle such as laugh lines, smile lines and crow’s feet. When injected in these areas, collagen (Cosmoderm®/Cosmoplast®) can temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Collagen injection in Miami is most often used in areas where more invasive procedures are not necessary, such as deep folds in the skin. It may also not be effective for vertical lipstick lines around the mouth. On occasion, collagen injections are performed in conjunction with a resurfacing treatment, such as a laser treatment or a recontouring procedure, such as a facelift.
What to Expect During Collagen Injection in Miami
The primary risk for individuals receiving collagen injections is that of an allergic reaction. Several weeks prior to the treatment, the surgeon will administer an allergy skin test. Any reaction at the test site should be reported to the doctor.
When injected, an anesthetic is not generally used as the anesthetic lidocaine is combined with the collagen injection. The collagen is injected at several points along the edge of the treatment site and some minor stinging may occur. The physician may overfill the area, as salt water is a part of the injection and will partially be absorbed by the body.
The effects of collagen injections are only temporary and can last between three and six months, but depending on the patient’s muscle movement, this may vary. Any redness or swelling that occurs at the injection site is only temporary and should dissipate within a few days. No bandaging is required following the treatment and the patient is able to resume day-to-day activities such as eating, drinking and wearing makeup Leonard Cohen The Collection kostenlos downloaden with sunblock shortly thereafter.
To learn more about collagen injection in Miami as well as other dermal filler treatments, contact the office of plastic surgeon Rian A. Maercks M.D.