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what the benefit of collagen?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
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 25-year-old member asked:

Is there any collagen in anti-aging cream?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
What the manufact. ?: Anti aging creams contain different things. The absorption through the skin limits the use of some. Creams with hyaluronic acid or hyaluronidase in theory could be the best ( injectables definitively are effective for several months and are available like restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm and others. In liquid form "pro-collagen" is metabolized into collagen and help against wrinkling. Vit. E needs p.O.
Dr. Homeira Izadi
Anti-Aging Medicine 30 years experience
If you want to use any topical collagen cream, you have to apply it along with micro needling to penetrate into the skin, otherwise it doesn't work, and of course injectable collagen as a tissue filler is very effective as well.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

What are the most frequent symptoms of colegen disease?Is it true that it's heriditary?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Many symptoms: There are many different types of collagen diseases. In general these are autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, systemic sclerosis. There really is in one specific symptom that fits all diseases except possibly generalized pain and tiredness. If you have specific questions, you should see your family practice physician.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Hi, I wanted asked about collagen benefits and complications?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Collagen Benefits: Most benefits of collagen are generally in the field of dermatological conditions, where it has been used extensively for anti-aging effects . These products are available as creams and injections. Side effects may include hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, high calcium levels, bad taste in mouth etc
A 45-year-old female asked:

Is there any anti aging benefits from taking either collagen and or hylauronic acid pills?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Nope: The body can make those things with adequate protien and vitamin C. Injections at the site of wrinkles can improve your skins appearance, but this is temporary. The est way to keep you skin looking healthy is to stay protected from the sun with a hat and sunscreen, with both UVA and UVB protection and to maintain a healthy diet rich in whole foods, low in satuated, fats, and exercise regularly.
Iraq
A 43-year-old male asked about a 40-year-old male:

Hi. Iam asking about diabetic patient want to take a collagen capsules,is that safe? And what the benefits of taking collagen for diabetic patient?plz

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Safe, ineffective: Taking collagen isn't harmful, but is not proved to be beneficial for any health maintenance or treatment -- for diabetes or anything else.

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