Bovine Collagen

Bovine collagen is used to fight the appearance of wrinkles and other facial flaws.

Last modified: October 12, 2011

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Daniel Ritacca, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgeon

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
and Contributing Writer

Bovine Collagen

Bovine collagen was the first legally approved product for soft tissue augmentation in the United States, and it remains the standard for all other dermal fillers. However, collagen is used less frequently since the introduction of other types of dermal fillers that last longer and cost about the same. As many as 5% of patients may experience hypersensitivity to injectable bovine collagen, which is why skin testing is required before treatment. The effects of bovine collagen generally last about 3 to 6 months. Other dermal fillers containing bovine collagen are Zyderm 1, Zyderm 2 and Zyplast.

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