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Collagen injections

A popular cosmetic treatment for many years, collagen fillers are being phased out in favor of hyaluronic acid fillers.

Collagen Injections Side Effects

The treated area can appear red, swollen, tender, bruised, and discolored. Small white bumps may appear at the injection site. If a blood vessel becomes blocked by the injection, the skin in the area can die, potentially causing a scar.

Who shouldn't use it: Do not get collagen injections if you have an autoimmune disease (like lupus or MS), if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are allergic to cow protein.

Drawbacks: Zyderm requires an allergy test. The results can take up to two weeks to come back from the lab.

Recovery Time For Collagen Injections

There's no downtime to collagen injections, but your skin may appear bruised, red, or swollen for up to a week after your appointment.

After care for collagen injections: Making exaggerated facial expressions can cause collagen injections in the face to break down faster.

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