Collagen Risks and Benefits

Collagen adds volume to lips,and also smoothing out the facial lines and wrinkles. There are also some risks with cosmetic treatment, which is common,but there is nothing to panic about.

Collagen Benefits

The benefits of collagen injections, have been used over decades to replenish the skin's suppleness and also help maintain a youthful appearance. This kind of treatment is safe, and non-surgical, which can help even out facial lines and scars,which are obvious on the face as well as improve the look of certain parts of the body.

This type of treatment, when offered by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, helps patients to benefit:

  • Fewer wrinkles and lines
  • Lip fullness
  • Smoother skin
  • Defined lip lines
  • Filling in of shallow acne scars
  • Overall a youthful look

With collagen treatments,your benefits are not limited, only by physical appearance, you also benefit by looking a lot younger and feel youthful which adds to confidence, and self-image.

Risks factors and Possible Complications of Collagen Treatment

There are some risks,which are associated with the treatment, even though they are not considered as a surgical procedure. The different risks and complications include:

  • Itching
  • Abscesses
  • Open Sores
  • Redness
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Bacterial infections
  • Scarring
  • Lumpiness

A reaction to anaesthesia-liquid collagen injections do contain an anaesthetic which is (lidocaine)

Also certain allergic reactions,-either to collagen injection which contains, bovine, anyone who has an allergic reaction bovine-should not receive this treatment.

In very rare cases, a shallow scar, can appear at the area which was treated,however if you experience any kind of redness,swelling,itching or firmness contact your cosmetic surgeon.

General Health Concerns

There are certain concerns, which you need to keep in mind, if you are pregnant, or have certain diseases of autoimmune system,and if you also have any kind of allergies, to various medications,or components of collagen. Nevertheless allergy tests, are typically performed before the treatment to determine if patients are allergic

The cosmetic surgeon, will discuss these conditions with you at your initial consultation, and see whether you are a suitable candidate for collagen treatment.