What is collagen?
Collagen is a highly versatile, fibrous and insoluble structural protein that is found abundantly in the human body. It is composed of amino acid chains that are coiled together into triple helices. More often than not, 2 of the amino acid chains share the same chemical composition while the remaining third chain consists of a slightly different formulation. Not only is collagen the building blocks of soft yet elastic skin, it is also a fundamental component of strong bones. The varying range of mechanical strength all lies on the degree of mineralisation of collagen tissues. In the skin, collagen helps to form the strong scaffolding for other cells like elastin fibres and hyaluronic acid. The skin is at its healthiest when high-quality collagen fibres are constantly produced by the body.
What are collagen masks?
Masks are skincare products that are usually applied on the face for about 10 to 15 minutes to quickly yet effectively deep-condition the skin. Collag ...
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel used to correct aesthetic imperfections. Dermal fillers are also known as cosmetic implants, medical devices, and soft tissue fillers. Nowadays, these implants exist in varying concentrations with skin-nourishing ingredients integrated to address countless skin problems—from simple skin rejuvenation to volumising deep-set facial wrinkles—effectively.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The residence time—the time taken for an injected implant to be metabolised and disintegrated into the surrounding tissues—generally depends on the type of filler material used. Collagen-based fillers are bioresorbable and have the shortest residence time compared to other types of fillers at only 3 to 4 months. Hyaluronic acid-based implants are arguably the most popular type of filler on the market due to their biocompatibility, effectiveness, and versatility. These cosmetic implants are processed with various manufac ...
What is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injection?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring complex carbohydrate with excellent humectant properties. It is an important cell in the body that helps to moisturise other cells for their optimal performance. Synthetic HA is now a permanent fixture in the aesthetic and medical fields due to its versatility and efficacy. A popular product is hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers that are formulated to correct various dermal defects such as superficial wrinkles and skin creases. Some brands of HA fillers are also designed with high viscoelasticity and malleability to volumise sunken areas and sculpt facial features (e.g. nose, lips, etc.) and contours (e.g. jawline, etc.).
How is hyaluronic acid filler injected?
Hyaluronic acid filler is meant to be injected intradermally into the problematic areas. It is very important that the patient’s medical history and dermal defects are assessed extensively before the procedure to ensure tha ...