What is Collagen, and 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. However, over time, we typically lose collagen at a rate of 1% per year from 20. Sun exposure exacerbates this, further damaging it and speeding up the breakdown. Sun exposure causes our skin to lose its fullness, and fine lines and wrinkles develop along with sagging skin. In addition, collagen supports elastin and hyaluronic acid, the levels of which also decline with time.
How do Collagen Injections Work?
Collagen-stimulating injections work by injecting a material that stimulates your skin to rebuild collagen. It helps to reduce fine wrinkles; collagen injections kick-start natural skin repair. It is like topping up your collagen skin stores to replace lost volume, reverse fine lines and wrinkles, and provide skin tightening.
How Long Do Collagen Stimulating Injections Last?
With collagen-stimulating fillers, you will see immediate results. But unlike traditional fillers, the biostimulator action kicks in, and you receive immediate results and long-lasting improvement in skin quality, texture, elasticity, and tone! Depending on the collagen-stimulating filler chosen, results can last up to 2 years, so re-treatment 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 will be resolved within 2–3 days. There is no downtime as such. You can get on with regular activity, but you should not perform strenuous exercise until the next day. Our doctors will go through the full details of the possible and rarer effects of collagen injections, as these need to be considered before making any decision about cosmetic injections.
Collagen Stimulating Injections vs Dermal Fillers?
Collagen-stimulating injections replenish the collagen in your skin. In contrast, a dermal filler is a gel injected under the skin to create a smoother appearance by replacing volume under the skin.
Collagen-stimulating fillers have a dual action, providing immediate filling to smooth wrinkles, folds, and grooves and long-term collagen stimulation to turn back the clock and improve skin quality (tone, elasticity, texture, and strength).
Pain Management & Procedure Duration
Experiencing minimal pain during collagen-stimulating injections is a priority for us. Although various options, such as numbing cream and ice packs, are provided to ensure comfort throughout the procedure, one of the injectable products contains a local anaesthetic that helps reduce discomfort and can be added to the second.
- The appointment typically lasts 30–60 minutes, depending on the treated area.
- This duration includes essential steps like taking photos, signing consent forms, and preparing the treatment area by cleaning it thoroughly.
Other Treatments for Collagen Stimulation at Pearl
There are many treatments we perform that target collagen production. Other therapies include PDO threads, skin needling, radiofrequency microneedling, Tixel, CO2 laser, and pico laser. In addition, we offer complimentary skin nurse and laser therapist consultations so they can help you decide the best treatment approach for your skin.
Topical retinoids are the mainstay of turning on collagen production in the skin, so combining topical prescription cream with any collagen-stimulating treatment has multiplying effects.
Collagen Powder For Skin
The science is in; collagen powder helps with collagen for skin and gut healing. Including collagen powder in your diet has many health benefits. The most important is gut healing by assisting in the repair of tight junctions. In addition, using collagen powder before, during, and after cosmetic injections to stimulate new collagen in your skin has additional benefits. However, do not expect the dramatic results you may obtain from clinic procedures.
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