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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 commissures).


Implant Procedure

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 last?
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 the procedure?
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.