Collagen is a natural protein found in bone, cartilage, skin, and tendons; in the skin, collagen is essential for strength and elasticity. Over time, collagen naturally breaks down, causing skin to lose its suppleness. In an effort to soften these signs of aging, collagen injections are a safe and effective treatment to replace your body’s original supply. Since it is a natural protein, there are almost no side effects associated with its use in cosmetic procedures. Collagen injections have been used for decades to treat minor imperfections, including laugh lines, wrinkles, creases, crow's feet, and acne scars. Collagen is also used to create fuller lips and cheeks.
Ideal candidates for collagen treatment are 35 to 60 years old and would like to minimize early signs of aging such as faint or moderate smile and frown lines. Collagen injection treatment can also be used to achieve fuller, more voluptuous lips, as well as to touch up areas around the mouth and forehead where wrinkles have begun to reappear after previous cosmetic procedures. Ideal collagen candidates have skin that is still relatively flexible.