Collagen has, currently, porcine or equine. Is obtained trying to eliminate, by pepsin (enzyme), potentially allergenic molecules once the collagen triple helix is destructurized and subsequently becomes restructure. Then the Dr. Amselem gives you all the details of the treatment of aesthetic medicine .
Collagen is used as filler in cases where the cream alone or associated with a nutricosmetic is not sufficient, for example by the sun in aged skin, wrinkles, sagging or brand. With collagen could be treated, in general, any problem or even as a preventative of aging.
Effects of collagen
Injecting collagen result in reduced depth in a wrinkle or groove grosos improve texture and skin, and promote the brightness.
The duration of the effects of collagen depends on the indication and the way it is used. In general, its effect lasts four to six months, but ultimately its duration will vary depending on the patient's baseline, their habits and their lifestyle, and their ability to degrade through collagenase itself (enzina it degrades).
Use of collagen in Spain
Currently, in the Spanish market there are two types of collagen authorized: Prism and Therafil. Prism, equine, is primarily used in mesotherapy techniques to regenerate and improve sagging wrinkles and even prevent sun damage. The Therafil, porcine, is used in injection grooves to treat dark circles and wrinkles of the upper lip.
In this regard, it must be said that since collagen does not capture water as hyaluronic acid would be indicated especially in cases of tendency to retain water, such as in the area of dark circles and on the upper lip, as it tends to projecting groove of dark circles and wrinkles ironed without giving volume to the lip area.