Collagen / Dermalogen
Collagen and Dermalogen are two fillers materials that are utilized
to erase lines, fill scars and augment lip areas. New Image associated
staff has been featured on manufacturer training videos and has
spoken at both The American Academy of Dermatology and The American
Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our staff often utilizes The Ultra
Peel and Botox to round out the treatment benefits of Collagen and
Dermalogen. A substantial benefit of all these treatments is that
there is no down time and normal activity can be resumed immediately.
Consultations are complimentary and price varies on the amount of
product utilized. The information below is offered to provide you
with more detailed information related to the products and the procedures.
General Product Information
Q: How do Collagen
& Dermalogen implants work?
A: Implants are natural substances that replenish the natural collagen
support layer beneath the skin. These implants are injected just
beneath the skin's surface, where the body commonly accepts them
as its own. Treatment implants provide an immediate, visible difference
in the appearance of skin.
Q: What facial areas
are treated by Collagen & Dermalogen implants?
A: Collagen & Dermalogen implants are used to smooth lines,
wrinkles and scars, as well as to provide lip border definition.
Common treatment areas include the lines between the nose and the
corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines (oral
A: Collagen & Dermalogen implants are administered with a fine
gauge needle during a simple non-surgical, in-office procedure.
Q: How long does
the procedure take?
A: The procedure takes generally 30 minutes, and most patients return
to their normal routine immediately following treatment.
Q: How long will results
A: Most patients should be able to see the results of their treatment
for three to six months. The amount of time treatment results will
last varies depending on the area of the face treated, the amount
of material used and the amount of material used and the amount
of muscle movement in the treatment area.
Like the body's own natural collagen, implants wear down over time.
An ongoing series of customized treatments can preserve the look
that is desired. Patients should consult their doctor who can recommend
a personalized program that meets each individual's needs and optimizes
the treatment outcome.
Q: How long will it take
to see results:
A: Results are immediately visible.
Q: Who can perform
A: Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and
aesthetic doctors use implants in their practices. Nurses, who are
trained as collagen specialists, administer implant treatments under
supervision and guidance of a doctor.
Q: Are creams containing
collagen enough to smooth out?
A: Once collagen begins to naturally wear down during the aging
process, there is no way to reverse the breakdown. Topical solutions
such as creams and moisturizers can work to rejuvenate the epidermis
or outer layers of the skin. However, unless creams (with or without
collagen) and moisturizers include ingredients such as alpha hydroxy
acids, they do not penetrate deeper layers of skin and therefore,
have no effect on replenishing the collagen under the skin.