Collagen is the material found in skin which decreases as we age. Collagen fillers, such as Evolence, are injected into tiny creases and lines with the intent of creating a more youtful appearance.
Collagen is made up of purified bovine collagen, essentially created from cows. Therefore, it requires allergy testing as some patients cannot tolerate it.
Allergic reactions are common
WHERE IS IT USED?
Typically fine lines and lip augmenation
WHERE IS IT NOT USED?
DR. SHAH’s TAKE ON THIS FILLER
Collagen represented the state of the art in facial fillers in 1999. Unfortunately, it is a rather cumbersome filler to use which requires allergy testing and many times the duration of this filler is measured in weeks, sometimes as little as one month. There are many better options for facial fillers available. Evolence has been discontinued by Johnson and Johnson due to poor sales as collagen products in general are not the filler of choice.