Dermalogen is a human-derived skin rejuvenation therapy used for reconstructive treatments. It is useful in treating naso-labial folds, deep wrinkles, and deep scars or to “plump up” thin lips. Dermalogen generally produces immediate results.
How long will Dermalogen filler last?
Dermalogen treatments can last anywhere from six weeks to a year, depending on the patient and the treatment area. Because it is a human-derived product, dermalogen typically lasts longer than fillers created from animal sources.
Is treatment with Dermalogen painful?
Dermalogen is administered via a small thin needle and therefore is minimally painful. However, most patients prefer to have some local anesthetic to numb the area before the treatment begins. You can discuss your pain tolerance and pain management options with your doctor prior to treatment.
What is the recovery time after treatment with Dermalogen?
Post-treatment discomfort is almost non-existent, although some bruising and swelling may occur. Bruising is usually subtle enough to be covered by makeup and fades within a day or two. Most patients find that applying cold compresses to the treated area helps reduce swelling and that over the counter pain relievers will ease any post-treatment discomfort.
What are the benefits of Dermalogen?
Dermalogen is strictly controlled by the FDA, as are all transplant materials, and since it is a human product, it is very unlikely to cause inflammatory or allergic reactions. Unlike some other fillers, dermalogen is acceptable for use in patients whose religious or cultural practices forbid the use of bovine or porcine (cow or pig) derived fillers.
What steps should I take if I am interested in Dermalogen treatments?
If you are interested in facial rejuvenation treatments like Dermalogen, you should call our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Your doctor will review your medical history with you, listen to your concern and your wishes, and help you decide which facial rejuvenation treatments are right for you.