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Find out more about Collagen Stimulating Fillers at our clinic in Thorpe End, Norwich.
Collagen stimulating fillers are injected into the skin. The gel carrier acts as an instant filler, providing immediate correction. As the gel carrier is absorbed (within 8-12 weeks) the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres act as a scaffold and stimulate the production of new collagen in and around them.
Eventually the microspheres degrade into calcium and phosphate ions and are removed from the body in a natural process of elimination.
For 72 hours before the treatment avoid Alcohol , Vitamin A, C, or E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic & fish oils, St Johns Wart supplements and medications such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin as these can increase the risk of bruising.
There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising which should settle within days.
Makeup should not be worn for 12 hours after treatment.
Collagen Stimulating Fillers are expected to last 12-24 months; in some cases the duration may be shorter or longer than expected. It will always degrade over time and you will return to your pre-treatment state without further treatment.
There are a number of medical conditions and or medicines that may affect the decision to treat or the treatment plan. A full medical history and assessment of your expectations is necessary in advance of any decision to treat.