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  • How does it work?
  • What is the treatment like?
  • How long do the treatments last?
  • CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved dermal fillers made from highly purified human collagen that is grown under controlled conditions in a laboratory. Both are hypoallergenic—in other words, very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Thus, no pre-treatment skin test is required.

    CosmoDerm is used for minor skin defects, such as the fine lines (crow’s feet) around the eyes, the tiny vertical lines above the upper lip, and shallow acne scars. CosmoPlast, which has slightly larger particles, corrects more serious defects, including the deep “smile lines” (nasolabial folds) that run from the nose to the corner of the mouth, brow (glabellar) lines, and severe acne scars. Both can help define the border of the lips.

    CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are often used in conjunction with other cosmetic skin treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and anti-wrinkle injectables (Botox and Dysport).

    How does it work?

    Collagen, a structural protein, serves as one of the basic building blocks of the body. It gives skin its strength and toughness. When it breaks down—as it does eventually—skin sags and forms wrinkles.

    CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast replace lost skin collagen, thus reducing some of the visible signs of aging and too much sun exposure.

    What is the treatment like?

    These fillers are placed just under the skin in a series of simple injections. They contain the numbing agent lidocaine, so you may not experience any pain. The number of injections you receive will depend on the size of the area being treated. Treatments generally last less than 30 minutes. You can return to your regular activities immediately. You may experience some minor redness, swelling, or bruising, but these side effects usually disappear within a few days.

    How long do the treatments last?

    Effects are immediate and typically last 3 to 4 months. Regular touch-up treatments (2 to 3 a year) can keep your face from returning to how it appeared before treatment. Often, less collagen is needed during the touch-up sessions than was used in the initial treatment.

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