Treatment with Zyderm® and Zyplast® implants remains the leading safe and effective procedure for replacing the skin’s natural collagen.
Introduced in the early eighties by Collagen Aesthetics, Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants have set the standard for smoothing facial lines, wrinkles and scars and providing lip border definition.
Zyderm® and Zyplast® implants are made of purified bovine (cow) collagen that is used to replenish the skin’s natural collagen and smooth facial lines and wrinkles. The implants contain a numbing agent called lidocaine that is used to help ensure patients are comfortable during the injection procedure. There are various formulations for smoothing facial lines, wrinkles and scars and for providing lip border definition.
Zyderm® 1 implants are used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and shallow scars; and worry lines, crows feet and nasolabial lines, while Zyderm® 2 implants are used to treat moderate lines, wrinkles and scars. Zyplast® implants are used to treat pronounced lines, furrows and scars, lip border definition, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and thicker areas of the skin.
Treatment with Zyderm® or Zyplast® implants is an easy and effective way to smooth lines, wrinkles, scars and define the lip border. An immediate, visible difference in appearance may be achieved in one treatment session.
Four weeks prior to the procedure a skin sensitivity test is done on the forearm to determine if a patient has a sensitivity to the implants. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of men and women tested can be treated with Zyderm® and Zyplast® implants.
Treatment with Zyderm® and Zyplast® implants consists of a simple in-office procedure that can be completed quickly and conveniently, even during a lunch hour. Most patients return to their normal routine immediately following the procedure.
An ongoing series of customized treatments can preserve the look that is desired. These treatments are as easy and convenient as the first one.
Zyderm® and Zyplast® collagen implants, introduced 17 years ago, remain among the most popular, safe and effective choices for smoothing lines, wrinkles, scars and defining the lip border.