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Do collagen tablets decrease healing time after a shoulder operation?

Do collagen tablets decrease healing time after a shoulder operation?

We just don't know: There are no well controlled double blinded crossover studies in humans to prove that collagen supplements work any better than placebo. Knox gelatin powder may work as well for shoulder injury as any supplement being sold online or at your corner health food store. Most hydrolyzed collagen comes from cattle, pig, fish, and hoses byproducts, so watch for food allergies. Vegans beware! ...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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Is it okay to frequently wash the face from a two-day post treatment from Collagen Induction Therapy?

Is it okay to frequently wash the face from a two-day post treatment from Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen induct tx: Percutaneous collagen induction preserves the epidermis and promotes normal collagen and elastin formation in the dermis. Skin is impermeable to water. Normal regular face washing should not affect long-term cosmetic results. ...Read more

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Is it true that laser treatment will stimulate the collagen in my skin?

Is it true that laser treatment will stimulate the collagen in my skin?

Some lasers: It is true that some lasers which cause an inflammatory rea tion in the dermis will cause new collagen formation. How much new collagen is formed depends on the type of laser used and the settings of the laser. Not all laser treatments increase collagen production. See an experience laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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For 57+ F is consumption of Zedfit (collagen peptide) safe for long term ? How much real benefit does it have for osteoarthritis treatment ?

No proven benefit: Here in the States, we're allowed to sell dietary supplements w/o 1st proving either safety or benefit, which is different from medications (both prescription & over-the-counter) where we have to prove both before marketing. With that in mind, there's no proof of safety in consuming collagen peptide nor of benefit for osteoarthritis. It doesn't mean it's not safe or doesn't work. Just no proof. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have both laser resurfacing treatment and sculptra injections in the same area? I know both lasers and sculptra stimulate your body to make collagen. Does that mean i could end up with too much collagen if I do both? Should I have resurfacin

Laser & Sculptra: Both laer resurfacing and sculptra can be done on the same area but has to be at different times. You will not get too much collagen. The collagen build up is a slow process . You should get laser resurfacing first as there is some concern about losing effects of sculptra if laser is done on the same area. ...Read more

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Is thermage fda approved as a cellulite treatment? I read that thermage is a cellulite treatment that uses radio waves to shrink fat cells and cause my skin to produce collagen. Is this treatment fda approved to reduce cellulite and stimulate collagen pro

Is thermage fda approved as a cellulite treatment? I read that thermage is a cellulite treatment that uses radio waves to shrink fat cells and cause my skin to produce collagen. Is this treatment fda approved to reduce cellulite and stimulate collagen pro

FDA Cleared: The fda approves medical devices based largely on safety (rather than both safety and effectiveness as for drugs). Therefore, we should not view the fda approval of thermage as a guarantee that it does all that it is purported to. For devices, fda clearance states that the device is not likely to harm you if used properly. Unlike drugs it does not imply that it is effective. ...Read more

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Is it true that the laser treatment for acne scars will stimulate the collagen in my skin? What exactly does that do?

Is it true that the laser treatment for acne scars will stimulate the collagen in my skin? What exactly does that do?

Collagen generating: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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Burst fractures of t1-t6. 11 months natural healing. Fractures undiagnosed. T2-t5 mostly white collagen. Will pain ever go away? Chronic chronic pain.

Burst fractures of t1-t6. 11 months natural healing. Fractures undiagnosed. T2-t5 mostly white collagen. Will pain ever go away? Chronic chronic pain.

Poss spinal unstable: You may expect to have symptoms from the burst fractures for up to 2 years post injury. If you indeed sustained multiple burst fractures you may have developed significant spinal instability. This demands an evaluation with a spine surgeon along with follow-up x-rays and a current cat scan of the spine. You should not delay in being evaluated or in obtaining a second opinion. ...Read more

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My shoulder popped out 10 times since 2010. If i don't do the surgery is there any possibility to remain paralyzed? If yes does it guarantee healing?

My shoulder popped out 10 times since 2010. If i don't do the surgery is there any possibility to remain paralyzed? If yes does it guarantee healing?

Shoulder Specialist: Chronic instability can result in traction/torque to several nerves about the shoulder-axillary and suprascapular nerves so some patients can experience severe shoulder weakness due to the nerve injury. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-surgery/playing-can-worsen-already-damaged-shoulders/ consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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