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Collagen Fat Injection

Procedure :

Plump up creased, furrowed, or sunken facial skin; add fullness to lips and backs of hands. Works best on thin, dry, light-colored skin.


Length :

15 minutes to 1 hour per session.


Anesthesia :

Collagen: usually none; local may be included with the injection. Fat: local.


In/Outpatient :

Outpatient.


Side Effects :

Temporary stinging, throbbing, or burning sensation. Faint redness, swelling, excess fullness.


Risks :

Collagen: allergic reaction including rash, hives, swelling, or flu-like symptoms; possible triggering of connective-tissue or autoimmune diseases. (A skin test is required before collagen treatment to determine whether an allergy exists.) Both: Contour irregularities, infection.


Duration of Results :

Variable; a few months to 1 year.