Collagen is the fibrous protein that gives skin its structure. Unfortunately, collagen beneath the surface of the skin breaks down over time, causing wrinkles, folds, and hollows. Collagen injections have been used for decades to replenish the skin’s volume and help preserve a youthful appearance. It’s a safe, non-surgical treatment that can smooth out facial line and wrinkles, even scars. Collagen injections can also help you achieve the plump lips nature didn’t give you. The effects of treatment normally last four to six weeks, and injections can be repeated as necessary.Collagen is made out of animal products and requires pre-testing to make sure patients have no allergies to collagen. Because of the newest advances in fillers today, Collagen does not tend to be used as frequently.
Fat Transfer into the Face and Brazilian Butt Lift
For patients who would rather not use a filler like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra or Radiesse, at our Maryland Center for Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Dean Kane offers fat injections or transfers using your own tissues. After numbing the donor area, Dr. Kane collects fat cells from one area of your body, usually the buttocks or abdomen, and transfers them to the target site. These injections can be used to fill in wrinkles and lines, create contours in the face, enhance lips, and smooth scars.Fat transfers are most economically used when patients are requesting liposuction procedures in the areas of the abdomen, back, inner and outer thighs, arms and even of the neck. Since Dr. Kane is already removing the fat from these parts of the body, why waste it!!! Use the fat to contour upper cheeks for a cheek lift, to add to your lips, or plump and fill in the nasal folds and marionette lines. Many women request a Brazilian Butt Lift in which large quantities of fat are liposuctioned and transferred into the buttocks to produce much fuller rounder bottom or booty. Fat injections tend to be long lasting but may not be permanent. They can be repeated as necessary. No matter which treatment you choose for filling wrinkles and rejuvenating your face, you should know that risks and complications are minor. Some people experience bruising and swelling that subsides in a day or two. Most people resume their normal activities right away, noticing very few side effects. It’s great news to have so many choices for facial rejuvenation in Baltimore, Maryland.
Call 410.602.3322 or request an appointment online and let the professionals at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa help you make decisions. The office is located on 1 Reservoir Circle in Baltimore, serving Delaware, the Eastern Shore and southern Pennsylvania as well as Maryland communities like Annapolis.