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Collagen Replacement Therapy
by Paul Wigoda, MD

Collagen injection to the lips. Before and immediately after

What are Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants?

Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants are a fast, safe, nonsurgical way to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. The procedure is performed in the office. You can smooth facial lines, wrinkles, and scars, as well as enhance the lip border in just one treatment session and see immediate, visible results.

What causes facial lines and wrinkles?

Facial lines and wrinkles are caused by the wearing down of the natural collagen support layers that lies just beneath your skin. External factors, such as exposure to the sun and pollution, and internal conditions, such as the body’s natural aging process, also contribute to the wearing down of the collagen layer.

How do Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants work?

Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants replenish the skin's natural collagen support layer, smoothing facial lines and most types of scars. The treatment can also enhance the appearance of the lip border. Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants are natural substances derived from highly bovine collagen that are injected just beneath the skin's surface, where the body commonly accepts them as its own. Treatment with Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants produces an immediately visible difference in the appearance of your skin.

What can I expect from my treatment?

With Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants, most patients notice a softening of facial lines, wrinkles and scars, or a more defined lip border, in just one treatment session.

While healing time varies, many people have the procedure and return to work that same day. The results of treatment usually last from 3 to 6 months. Just like natural collagen, injectable collagen eventually breaks down, so ongoing treatments are necessary to maintain the results you desire. If treatments with Zyderm® and Zyplast® are discontinued altogether, the injected collagen is simply reabsorbed by your body over time, and your face gradually returns to its natural contours.

33 year old female. Before and immediately after injection of 1 cc of collagen to upper and lower lips.


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CREDIT BYLINE: Article written by Paul Wigoda, MD, The Aesthetics Institute 1404 E Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954) 463-7088 - toll free: (888) 774-3223 (FACE) (954) 463-8766 (fax) http://www.drwigoda.com/ - info @ drwigoda.com(no spaces)

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