Collagen is a protein that is found naturally in the deepest layers of the skin (the dermis), and it plays a crucial role in preserving skin elasticity and firmness, and creating a supportive structure for the skin. As we age, our collagen levels decrease, leading to a loss of skin tone, heightened skin laxity (looseness, sagging), and the increasingly prominent appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, collagen injections are a safe and effective way to restore optimal levels of collagen to the skin, boosting the skinâs volume, and smoothing the surface of the skin without the lengthy recovery period necessitated by a surgical facelift. The most common injection sites for collagen treatments include the cheeks, nasolabial folds (âlaugh linesâ), and marionette lines (running from the corners of the mouth to the chin).
Collagen fillers can be derived from either human or animal sources, and pre-treatment allergy testing can be performed to determine the safest and most appropriate choice for your needs. Although collagen injections are non-invasive treatments, improper administration can lead to a number of aesthetic complications, which is why it is highly important to have your collagen injections performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Farbod Esmailian, whose private practice in Los Alamitos, CA serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area, including Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Esmailianâs vast experience performing non-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures makes him an excellent choice for patients seeking to revitalize their facial appearance and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with collagen injections.
Your collagen injections will take less than 20 minutes, and you may resume your normal daily activities immediately after your treatment (although you should avoid applying pressure around the injection sites for at least 24 hours). For patients seeking to correct deep lines and/or scars, multiple injections may be necessary and a local anesthetic can be employed to minimize discomfort.
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Dr. Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing superior patient care, and who makes it a priority to stay informed about the most cutting edge developments in the field of minimally invasive aesthetic enhancement procedures. Supported by a compassionate and competent staff, Dr. Esmailian will work tirelessly to ensure that your collagen treatment experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.
If you have additional questions about having your collagen injections performed by Dr. Esmailian, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian.