Collagen can be found throughout our entire body because it holds the body’s cells together. Collagen lip injection is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that adds volume to the lips. It can also be used to fill out acne scars and wrinkles. Most collagen used for cosmetic purpose is derived from cow tissues.
Collagen, when used cosmetically can cause allergic reactions so allergy tests must be carried out one month before procedure. If no allergic reactions appear the procedure can be done. The doctor injects the collagen along the lip line for a better definition of the contour or inside of the lips outline to increase it’s volume.
The procedure is not painful because it is done under local anesthetic and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
After the procedure ice will be placed on the lips because swelling will occur and last for about one day. In some cases bruises can appear and last for about a week. If you have very thin lips you will see improvement but there won’t be a radical change because if injecting too much you might get a “trout pout” and your lips will look odd and unnatural. The change after the collagen injection will be visible immediately and the results can last for up to a year and a half.
The effect of collagen injections is not permanent because collagen is metabolized by our body. Collagen lip augmentation has proven to be a safe and effective procedure.
Some of the potential complications from collagen injections are :
– skin infections– skin ulceration– asymmetrical result– trout pout
These complications can result even if you haven’t been tested positive for collagen allergy.