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Doctor insights on: Any Allergic Collagen Fillers

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Is there any risk of allergic reaction with collagen fillers? How do I find out if i’m allergic?

Is there any risk of allergic reaction with collagen fillers? How do I find out if i’m allergic?

Possible: As a general rule we are at risk for allergic reactions to anything we ingest or inject into our bodies. The question becomes whether one is at higher risk than the general population. Before you inject or ingest anything new speak with your physician to assess the risk. ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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Are collagen injections considered a non-surgical face lift? Would a non-surgical face lift tighten the sagging skin on my cheeks and neck or are they simply done with fillers like collagen? .

Are collagen injections considered a non-surgical face lift? Would a non-surgical face lift tighten the sagging skin on my cheeks and neck or are they simply done with fillers like collagen?

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Nonsurgical facelift: A nonsurgical facelift includes noninvasive procedures like fillers, laser treatment and ultrasound treatment. Most physicians do not use collagen anymore but there are many fillers to choose from. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to learn your options. ...Read more

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Can you have Restylane (dermal fillers) or collagen on your thigh to replace a very bad liposuction job?

Can you have Restylane (dermal fillers) or collagen on your thigh to replace a very bad liposuction job?

Not really: Those ideas are temporary and formulated to use on smaller areas than thighs. Ongoing treatments of this will be very expensive. Your best solution may be fat grafting to replace needed fat, unless there was damage to muscles and tissue from the procedure. You may want to express your concerns with the surgeon that did your surgery. ...Read more

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Why do some doctors act disbelieving when I mention being allergic to a filler in certain meds? IE: Some meds I can take in capsule, but not a tablet.

Why do some doctors act disbelieving when I mention being allergic to a filler in certain meds? IE: Some meds I can take in capsule, but not a tablet.

Uncommon: Many doctors may not believe your story because it is rare to be allergic to the fillers in medication although not impossible. If swallowing the medication is the issue then it is understandable capsules are easier to swallow. In your case, I would be focusing more on a potential reaction to the vegetable gum which binds the tablets together. The best thing is for you to consult an allergist. ...Read more