Pulsed Light Technology
Collagen (Zyderm or Zyplast)
Zyderm Collagen is formulated especially for people with small or superficial contour problems. It can be particularly effective in smoothing delicate frown and smile lines, as well as the fine creases that develop at the corners of the eyes and above and below the lips. It can also help correct certain kinds of shallow scars.
Zyplast Collagen is designed to treat depressions requiring a stronger material. It is used for more pronounced contour problems (such as deeper scars, lines, and furrows) and for areas upon which more force is being exerted (such as the corners of the mouth).
Both Zyderm and Zyplast Collagen Implants lend additional support to the collagen network within the skin. When a physician injects small amounts of either material directly into areas where the body's own collagen has been weakened, depressions can be raised to the level of the surrounding skin. Thus, lines and scars can be minimized, texture is improved, and the skin has a softer and more even tone. Zyderm and Zyplast Collagen Implants may be used alone or in conjunction with one another. Your physician will determine the potential benefits of each and an appropriate course of treatment.