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What is Zyplast?
Zyplast collagen implants are composed of highly purified bovine dermal tissue which has been FDA approved. This material is obtained from the hides of steers within a closed herd. They are a fast, easy, nonsurgical way to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
Zyplast is a cosmetic skin care treatment that is injected into your skin to reduce the visibility of deep facial winkles, facial folds, or to augment lip shape or size. Zyplast is a denser version of the popular injection product Zyderm. Both are made from collagen which is a substance that exists naturally in the body and within skin tissue.
What areas on my body can a Zyplast collagen implant treat?
Zyplast collagen implant is used for treating deeper, more pronounced facial lines, wrinkles, scars, and defining a thin lip border. It is also used in the treatment of thicker-skinned areas.
How is the Zyplast collagen implant procedure performed?
Four weeks before your procedure, a Zyplast test implant is administered into your forearm to determine if you have sensitivity to the implants. Only about three-percent (3%) of men and women tested will have an aversion to the implant.
If you show no adverse reaction to the implant, your procedure can be performed as planned.
The Zyplast implant will be implanted into the skin through a fine gauge needle into the areas on your face that you wish to have corrected. The treatment is a simple in-office procedure that can be completed quickly and conveniently, even during a lunch hour. Downtime is negligible and you can normal routine immediately following the procedure.
Your initial treatment will generally last three to six months. An ongoing series of customized treatments can preserve the look that is desired. These treatments are as easy and convenient as the first one.
Is Zyplast safe? What are some of the side effects?
Unless you display an aversion to it (and only 3% of people do), yes it is.
Rigorous clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of Zyplast collagen implants were conducted from 1976 to 1981. The data was submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Zyplast implants were cleared for marketing in 1981 and 1985 respectively. No other injectable collagen implants currently on the market have undergone such extensive study.
Among the reported side effects are injection related effects such as:
What can I expect from my Zyplast collagen implant treatment?
While healing time varies, most people have the procedure and return to work that same day. The results of treatment usually last from three to six months.
Just like natural collagen, injectable collagen eventually breaks down, so ongoing treatments are necessary to maintain the results you desire. If treatments are discontinued altogether, the injected collagen will simply be reabsorbed into your body completely and your face will gradually return to its natural contours.