Collagen Injections

Collagen injections are a popular non-surgical way to erase the signs of aging.

Last modified: September 07, 2011

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Daniel Ritacca, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgeon

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
and Contributing Writer

Collagen Injections

Collagen injections are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to fill in frown lines, crow's feet and other unsightly signs of aging. Collagen is a naturally occurring protien found in connective tissue. It's main function is to support different parts of the body; the skin, bones, and blood vessels are all supported by collagen protein. People lost collagen as they age, which causes decreased skin elasticity that eventually leads to wrinkles. Collagen injections replace the lost collagen protein for an enhanced, youthful appearance.  

Bovine Collagen

Bovine collagen injections are used to correct contour defects, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, forehead wrinkles, and lip augmentation.

Cosmoderm And Cosmoplast

Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast are the most popular choice amongst collagen-based injections.

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