Collagen stimulants are synthetic injectable materials which are injected into the soft tissue. Collagen production is also stimulated with state of the art treatments involving lasers, radiofrequency machines, microneedling, photofacial, and ultrasound. They work by providing a gradual increase in collagen production that significantly improves the appearance of the skin. The thicker skin will plump out wrinkles and lines, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. The most common areas that are treated include the lower face, mouth, and temples but it can also be used to lift brows, plump cheeks, nasolabial folds and the jowls. Anyone concerned with lines or wrinkles, no matter what the skin type, can benefit from collagen stimulation and resurfacing.
Initial results from collagen stimulation services are apparent at about six weeks and over the next 3 to 6 months you will see the formation of new collagen. It takes about 90 days for the body to produce new collagen and full results are not normally visible until three to six months after treatment. Most people will need about three to five treatments for optimal results. Result times will vary from one person to the next and it will depend upon factors including your health, your diet, and your lifestyle. Most patients' results last for up to two years after the first treatment session but a yearly top-up treatment will help maintain the results.
Even though results can vary from person to person, collagen stimulation will:
After collagen treatment you may experience redness, swelling, and bruising in the treatment area. This will subside from a few hours to two days. Depending upon the treatment, you must massage the area two to three times a day for several days after treatment. If you opt for a collagen stimulating skin resurfacing treatment like lasers, fractional CO2, photofacials, Venus Viva, radio-frequency, and microneedling or DermaPen, the minimal downtime is 2-4 days and the treated area should not be massaged.
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