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What is the definition or description of: collagen injection?

What is the definition or description of: collagen injection?

See below: The practice of injecting collagen into a part of the face or body (often the lips) to make it larger. The effects are long-lasting but not permanent. Collagen injections are usually done by plastic surgeons. ...Read more

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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Can you get collagen injections in your breasts?

Can you get collagen injections in your breasts?

Yes: Collagen injections typically last no longer than a couple months, and there is a risk of allergic reaction occurring. Additionally, to make much of a difference in breast size, and very large volume of collagen would have to be injected, and this would be excessively costly. ...Read more

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Can I use collagen injections to correct cleft chin?

Can I use collagen injections to correct cleft chin?

Celft chin treatment: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from taking collagen injection?

Are there any side effects from taking collagen injection?

Yes: Collagen for injection is derived from either a human or an animal source. Collagen of the lattter type can cause allergic reactions that are sometimes signficant because animal collagen differs very slightly from human collagen. A skin test can detect most allergic responses ahead of time. Repeat injections over time can result in rare bumps in the skin due to trauma. ...Read more

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What can I use for eliminating redness from collagen injection?

What can I use for eliminating redness from collagen injection?

Time: Ge really it is best to allow for resolution of. Swelling and redness from the injection. While ice and compression may help immediately, any redness that persists beyond 7-10 days should be evaluated for a possible allergy or infection. ...Read more

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Are collagen injection on the breasts safe?

Are collagen injection on the breasts safe?

Superficial/small: While it may be used for small and/or superficial lesions, collagen injection should not be used on the breast to achieve augmentation. ...Read more

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Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Perhaps: Cleft chin is caused by the adherence of the skin in the middle of the chin to the deeper tissues. Correction requires releasing these strong attachments and placing a graft of fat or muscle to add volume. Filling agents injected under the cleft might be of some value, however, the results will be limited if the strong deep attachments are not released. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for decrease redness after a collagen injection?

Time: Ge really it is best to allow for resolution of. Swelling and redness from the injection. While ice and compression may help immediately, any redness that persists beyond 7-10 days should be evaluated for a possible allergy or infection. ...Read more

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Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I had collagen injections?

Probably not.: If you injection was for depressed scar, the collagen injection was to imcrease volume under the scar.Normally, you use silicon sheetng as a prevention of hypertrophic scar.I will ask this question to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I have already gotten collagen injections there?

Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I have already gotten collagen injections there?

Yes: There shouldn't be any reason that you couldn't apply a silicone sheeting to a scar that has been injected with collagen. Silicone sheeting works best for raised hypertrophic type scars as a general rule. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C and collagen injection work?

No.: Vitamin c is essential for collagen to form crosslinks, but if you have collagen, you already have cross links holding it together. I cannot believe someone is giving this! ...Read more

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How can you cure a collagen injection infection to the face?

How can you cure a collagen injection infection to the face?

Antibiotics & drain: Evacuation, or drainage of the infected area plumuse of appropriate antibiotic are the course of action that are most likely to produce the best result. However if this is due tomtrunallergy, it is unlikely to produce a change and antihistamines and steroids my be a better option. ...Read more

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Can someone with ehlers-danlos syndrome get collagen injections in their face?

Can someone with ehlers-danlos syndrome get collagen injections in their face?

Probably no: An interesting question. My guess would be to avoid them as your connection tissue will not respond in a normal way to these injections. ...Read more

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Is there breasts collagen injection or does everybody just go for the implants?

Is there breasts collagen injection or does everybody just go for the implants?

Superficial/small: While it may be used for small and/or superficial lesions, collagen injection should not be used on the breast to achieve augmentation. ...Read more

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Breast collagen injection safe or no?

Breast collagen injection safe or no?

No: Collagen injection is not usually intended for the breast. If used it would likely cause irregularities and fibrosis. In europe, there are a few individuals that are injecting a hyaluronic acid based product called macrolane that has been used for breast augmentation. This is not collagen but similar to juvederm or restylane (dermal fillers). It lasts about a year and has not been popular. ...Read more

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Will collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobe thicker?

Will collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobe thicker?

Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, i would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...Read more

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Would collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobes thicker?

Would collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobes thicker?

Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, i would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...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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