Dermal fillers such as Collagen and Restylane is a popular treatment for wrinkles and facial lines. The procedure helps to ‘fill out’ and smooth away troublesome forehead lines, frown furrows, lipstick lines, acne pits and crows feet. Collagen treatment is also effective for augmenting narrow lips.
What is Collagen® treatment?
Collagen is a natural protein that is the main constituent of skin, bones, muscles and ligaments in all mammals. Over time, the collagen cells which provide the structural support, resilience and shape to the skin, reduce in number. This causes the skin to lose elasticity, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to develop.
Treatment with dermal fillers, such as Collagen and Restylane, make it possible to temporarily suspend or reverse the signs of ageing.
Procedures for Lines and Wrinkles
Prior to Collagen and Restylane treatment, a mild anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area. The dermal filler (Collagen or Restylane) is then injected into the skin below the wrinkle. A small amount of redness may occur around the treatment area but this should fade within a few hours.
Recovery from Line and Wrinkle Removal treatments
A dermal filler treatment can be very quick and effective and have a minimal impact on your time. It takes 30-40 minutes depending on the number of lines and wrinkles treated, make-up can be applied immediately after dermal filler treatment and you can go straight back to work.
How long will it last?
How long a dermal fillers treatment lasts varies from case to case. It depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity, but most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment in 4 to 12 months.