Collagen Options

 

Bovine collagen

Human collagen

Porcine collagen

Product source

Naturally occurring protein from purified cow skin

Naturally occurring protein from lab-grown human foreskin tissue

Porcine (pig) tendons

Indications

Fine and moderately deep lines and creases around eyes and lips; lip and lip edge augmentation; scars

Cosmoderm* for superficial lines, glabellar lines, lip edge; Cosmoplast* for superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles, lip edge, lip body and acne scars

Evolence Breeze** for superficial lines, glabellar lines, lip edge, lip body; Evolence** for lip edge, lip body, and superficial and moderately deep lines and acne scars

Duration

2–6 months

2–6 months

Long-lasting temporary—at least 12 months

Treatment protocols

A series of injections every 2–6 months

A series of injections every 3–4 months

One time per year

Cost

$400–800 per syringe

$400–800

$600–1,000 per syringe

Benefits

Versatile, short-acting filler

Versatile, short-acting filler

Versatile, short to mid duration-acting filler

Risks

Allergic reaction, required skin test, bruising, swelling, incomplete correction, asymmetric results

Rare allergic reaction, bruising, swelling, incomplete correction, asymmetric

Rare allergic reaction, bruising, swelling, incomplete correction, asymmetric