Smooth Age Lines for a Younger Look
Collagen is the main protein in the connective tissue of your skin that maintains its integrity. It comprises 80% of your skin, so its no wonder when you age a bit of it breaks down to form wrinkles and lines. Injections replenish the skin’s natural collagen helping to plump and smooth lines while giving you a younger look to your face.
Typically patients range from age 35 to 60 with visible frown lines, crows feet, nasolabial folds or smile lines. For safety reasons, they cannot be pregnant, nursing, allergic to cow products or lidocaine or with an autoimmune disease.
The procedure is performed with local anesthesia, only numbing the areas being treated. The depression lines are injected with a tiny needle. Several injections may be needed depending on the size of the wrinkle. The procedure usually takes less than an hour with results complete only one week after. There may be some swelling or bruising after the initial injection, fading within 48 hours. This is an outpatient procedure and you will be free to go shortly after the injections. It is recommended that patients return two to four times a year to maintain the elasticity of the skin.
If you think you might be a good candidate for collagen injections, call our conveniently located Silver Spring, MD office, servicing the entire Washington, DC area, to schedule a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Onyewu will administer individual advice and discuss your concerns, priorities and motivations for pursuing plastic surgery as well as the details of your personal procedure. You can reach us at 301-585-0888 or go to our contact page here.