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CosmoPlast

CosmoPlast is a collagen-based filler that doesn't require prior allergy testing since it's grown from human cells.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

CosmoPlast is an injectable filler containing collagen. CosmoPlast targets age-related wrinkles, lips that are lacking definition, and noses with bumps or drooping tips. It can add definition to the red border of the lips and raise the corners of the mouth, adding body temporarily without having to commit to a permanently puffy smile.

CosmoPlast was once used with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers in treating medium to deep wrinkles and folds, serving as a sort of scaffold for the HA injections. However, as of the end of 2010, the manufacturer of CosmoPlast, Allergan, put the brakes on this collagen filler. CosmoPlast, and eventually all collagen fillers, will eventually be completely replaced by HAs and other longer lasting dermal fillers. If your dermatologist still offers CosmoPlast, there is a good chance it's an old batch.

What It's Good For

CosmoPlast targets age-related wrinkles, lips that are lacking definition, and noses with bumps or drooping tips. It can add definition to the red border of the lips and raise the corners of the mouth, adding body temporarily without having to commit to a permanently puffy smile. CosmoPlast may also be combined with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers in treating medium to deep wrinkles and folds, serving as a sort of scaffold for the HA injections.

Who it works for: CosmoPlast is ideal for patients who have relatively clear skin and want to temporarily fill acne scars and age or sun-related wrinkles.

Recommended age range: People of any age can use CosmoPlast.

When will I see results?: You will see the results of CosmoPlast immediately.

How long it lasts: The injectable gel is cross-linked with an oily chemical preservative, so it can outlive CosmoDerm injections by a month. CosmoPlast can raise deep furrows, treat age-related wrinkles, and add definition to your lips and nose for approximately four months.

Key benefits of CosmoPlast: CosmoPlast isn't the only human-based collagen on the market, but it does have one standout quality that makes it more durable than the rest. You won't need to undergo pre-treatment testing, so injections can be delivered during your first consultation. Its molecules are cross-linked, making it thicker and longer-lasting than its cosmetic kin, CosmoDerm.

Licensed uses: The FDA approved CosmoPlast in March 2003 for smoothing deep wrinkles and furrows. It can also add definition to the border of the lips and raise the corners of the mouth.

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