Collagen stimulating injections activate your skin to rebuild new collagen, replenishing volume that has been lost naturally over time and with sun damage. Collagen injection also has a skin tightening effect as well as skin rejuvenation.
Originally these cosmetic injections where used on face, neck and decolletage. However, sagging lax skin on the body, upper, inner arms and cellulite and stretch marks are now treated with collagen injections.
What Is Collagen & Why Is It Important.
Collagen is a structural protein that occurs naturally in the skin and other structures. In our skin, it provides support and gives our skin a glow. Over time we typically lose collagen in fact 1% per year from the age of 20. This is exacerbated by sun exposure which further damages and speeds break down. Sun exposure causes our skin to lose its fullness, and fine lines and wrinkles develop along with sagging skin.
How Do Collagen Injections Work?
Collagen stimulating injections work through injection of a material that stimulates your skin to start to rebuild collagen. It helps to reduce fine wrinkles, giving your face a more youthful appearance and glow. Collagen injections kickstart natural skin repair. It is like topping up your skin stores of collagen to replace lost volume and reverse fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen Stimulating Injections For Body Treatments
Our Doctors also provide Collagen Stimulating injections for treatment of cellulite, skin tightening for laxity of the arm, treatment of stretch marks and other body areas.
What Will I Notice With Collagen Stimulating Injections?
The process of increased collagen growth occurs over 6 -12 weeks. You will slowly notice a fresher look with the return of more youthful contours. The results are entirely natural looking, as it is merely topping up your skin collagen.
How Much Does Collagen Stimulating Injections Cost?
The cost is $640 per vial, and the amount you require depends on the condition of your skin. The first treatment requires more product than subsequent top-ups to maintain the effect.
How Long Does The Effect Of Collagen Injections Last?
Results can last up to 2 years, so retreatment at this point will keep your results optimal.
Are there side effects from Collagen Stimulating Injections?
After treatment, there can be swelling, bruising redness or tenderness. These are temporary and resolve within 2- 3 days. There is no downtime as such, you can get on with regular activity but should not perform strenuous exercise until the next day. Our Doctors will go through the full details of possible and rarer effects that can occur with collagen injections.
What Is The Difference Between Collagen Injections and Dermal Fillers?
Collagen stimulating injections replenish the collagen in your skin, whereas a Dermal filler is a gel that is injected under the skin to create a smoother appearance by replacing volume under the skin.
Collagen Supplements For Skin
There are some early studies to suggest collagen supplements skin do help with collagen for skin and other parts of the body, so the trend of including these supplements in your diet may have some benefits. But cannot have the direct effect of cosmetic injections to stimulate new collagen in your skin.