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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Hmmm....: The question is why does a person take a supplement of ground up fish, pig, cow, or chicken collagen, when she can just eat those animals as food. Is ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Internal collagen: yes it is what keeps up standing upright.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Collagen is used as a filler in creases of the skin. It can also be used as an artificial padding under boney areas.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
You can but: You can overdose on collagen supplement takemn orally and one has to be careful as colagn is not regulated by fda and maximum or minimum dos is not es ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably not: Acne is a chronic disease with exacerbations and remissions. The key isn't to look to what might trigger it, but to learn how to use today's medicatio ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
14 years experience in Cardiology
Autoimmune disorders: Collagen vascular disease occurs when problems with the immune system affect collagen.Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that makes up 30% of bod ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Extracellular matrix: As a component of the extracellular matrix, hyaluronan is used in the synthesis of biological scaffolds for wound-healing applications. These scaffold ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
I really doubt it.: Protein is digested and absorbed. It's doubtful that a small amount of a particular protein is going to be 'special' compared to a burger. Less colla ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Cost: There may not be any benefit--so what you are paying for it is a loss.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
No, it doesn't: Collagen, either in supplements or in food like chicken, beef, turkey, etc does not cause acne. There are lots of claims about the benefits of hydroly ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Not much evidence: There aren't a lot of studies out that have tested the health effects of all these collegen supplements.One study found that it does not really help w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Crosslinking: Corneal cross linking is a procedure designed to strengthen the chemical bonds in the cornea to prevent or stabilize ectasia (usually from keratoconus ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Osteogenenisis imper: OI affects or has to do with the collagen all over the body. Either too little or a variation in the structure of the collagen . These conditions are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not really: Osteogenesis imperfecta is typically a disease of the bones due to it's predilection for affecting type i collagen. There are other types of oi (t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Both: Injecting platelet rich plasma is supposed to amplify the response of the repair cells by supplying growth factors to the area of injection. It's a go ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Retin A (tretinoin) : Is best as it promotes fibroblasts which lay down collagen.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Feig
17 years experience in Family Medicine
For what: your question could be a bit more specific--for injections it can help for cosmetic purposes. For taking it for arthritis or to support joints, there ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rene Perez
10 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Possibly: Aquamid. Not all these fillers are indicated for every area of the body. Some of them aren't FDA approved and I hope they never are - they're right ou ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dillard
30 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Doubtful: I have not seen any well-controlled clinical trials that it helps. Many, many commercial products out there have great-sounding health claims in their ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milind Ambe
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes, it does: With regards to surgical procedures, anyone who is on Accutane should be off of the medication for at least 6 weeks prior to embarking on a surgical p ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Blackwood
32 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Not been approved it: Not sure exactly What Breast wrinkles mean if a patient has lost volume in the breast and needs a lift, a mastopexy is the right procedure to fix this ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Chondae tendinae
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
35 years experience in Dermatology
Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bu ... Read More
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