Soft tissue injections

Alternate Title

Collagen injections Fat injections Injectable fillers

Synonyms

Injectable fillers, injectable collagen, injectable fat, soft tissue fillers.

Background

Soft tissue fillers are injected underneath the skin as a cosmetic procedure to reduce lines and wrinkles, usually on the face. Fillers are usually used on the face because lines and wrinkles are usually the most visible on this part of the body. After the procedure, these fillers thereby give the skin a smoother appearance.

The soft tissue fillers that are injected under the skin take one of two forms: collagen or fat.

The collagen used as a soft tissue filler may be derived from the body tissue of a cow or from human cells and some of these fillers are synthetic. The fat used as a soft tissue filler is taken from another part of the patient's own body and injected into the desired site.

Soft tissue injections are most often applied to the face. Wrinkle lines most often appear in areas where the most muscle movement occurs. For this reason, the areas treated with collagen injections are the forehead and around the eyes and mouth.

The effects of injectable fillers are not usually permanent, and it is difficult to predict how long the collagen or fat will remain at the site before being metabolized by the body. Reabsorption depends on factors such as age and genetics. For this reason, some individuals choose to have soft tissue fillers injected into their skin on multiple occasions.

Soft tissue fillers are injected underneath the skin as a cosmetic procedure to reduce lines and wrinkles, usually on the face. Fillers are usually used on the face because lines and wrinkles are usually the most visible on this part of the body. After the procedure, these fillers thereby give the skin a smoother appearance.

The soft tissue fillers that are injected under the skin take one of two forms: collagen or fat.

The collagen used as a soft tissue filler may be derived from the body tissue of a cow or from human cells and some of these fillers are synthetic. The fat used as a soft tissue filler is taken from another part of the patient's own body and injected into the desired site.

Soft tissue injections are most often applied to the face. Wrinkle lines most often appear in areas where the most muscle movement occurs. For this reason, the areas treated with collagen injections are the forehead and around the eyes and mouth.

The effects of injectable fillers are not usually permanent, and it is difficult to predict how long the collagen or fat will remain at the site before being metabolized by the body. Reabsorption depends on factors such as age and genetics. For this reason, some individuals choose to have soft tissue fillers injected into their skin on multiple occasions.


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