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Collagen Fillers

Collagen Dermal Fillers

Collagen Injections

Collagen is a fibrous type of protein, that makes up the body’s connective tissues. It is the most abundant protein found in mammals, and there are over 20 types of collagen in the human body. A fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen. It synthesizes the extracellular matrix (ECM) and collagen. The extracellular (outside of the cell) matrix …

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Zyderm And Zyplast Collagen Fillers: Past Their Prime?

Zyderm Zyplast Fillers

Developed by Inamed Aesthetics, and acquired by Allergan, Inc., Zyderm and Zyplast were the first collagen fillers to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1980’s, after rigorous testing over a five year period. Both products are made from bovine (cow) collagen, and have been used on more than one million patients since their approval. Zyderm is …

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Autologen Injections: Can You Really Grow Your Own Facelift?

Autologen Injections

Autologen injections are autologous human collagen injections, which means that the collagen comes from the same individual as which they will be injected. In other words, you donate your own collagen if you ever have surgery on your body, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast reduction or lift, or any other surgery involving tissue excision. Your own supply of collagen …

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CosmoDerm And CosmoPlast: Dermal Fillers

Cosmoderm Cosmoplast Fillers

Allergan Inc., was issued approval from the Food and Drug Administration in 2003, for their collagen dermal filler products CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast. Both products are derived from human skin tissue, which is grown under carefully monitored laboratory conditions. CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are injected into the dermis (lower layer of skin) to fill places in the skin, where the collagen has …

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