Mr A. O. Grobbelaar  MBChB  MMed(Plast)  FCS(SA)(Plast)  FRCS(Plast)

Face Lift Non-Surgical - Collagen™

 

Introduction

Part of the ageing process leads to loss of the structure of natural collagen that supports the skin and provides the natural firmness and fullness. Liquid collagen can replace the skin's diminishing supplies and rejuvenate the skin, smoothing away lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to improve depressed scars. Two forms are available commercially Zyderm® and Zyplast®.  Which form of Collagen Replacement Therapy™ to use depends on the area treated and individual needs. The areas most frequently treated are the lips, frown lines, lines around the mouth and the lines running from the nose to the corner of the mouth.

The treatment

You have to have a skin test in the forearm to rule out any allergic reactions. Then, after a period of at least one week, one can proceed to treat the appropriate area. A local anaesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated an hour before the treatment. A treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes and is performed as an office procedure.

Side-effects and after-care

The skin is red in the area treated for around 72 hours due to the multiple injection sites. This can easily be concealed with cosmetics. Bruising can occur but is rare. Slight lumpiness can occur in the beginning but gentle massage of the area treated will resolve the problem. The treatment is not permanent and normally requires to be repeated after 3 to 6 months.

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