collagen injection


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col·la·gen in·jec·tion

correction of superficial soft tissue deformities, acne scars, or age-related skin changes by injection (implantation) of collagen; bovine collagen preparations are commonly used. Prior intradermal testing is necessary to exclude hypersensitivity.

collagen injection

a reconstructive technique in cosmetic surgery to enhance the lips or fatten sunken facial skin.
The injection of collagen, a self protein to 'fill' facial wrinkles; because collagen is absorbed over time, collagen injections must be repeated periodically to maintain results

col·la·gen in·jec·tion

(kol'ă-jen in-jek'shŭn)
Correction of superficial soft tissue deformities, acne scars, or age-related skin changes by injection (implantation) of collagen; bovine collagen preparations are commonly used. Prior intradermal testing is necessary to exclude hypersensitivity.
Synonym(s): collagen implantation.
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