|facial wasting use of collegen vs biopolymer
Oct 21, 1999
I have suffered from facial wasting for at least four years. I have successfully used collegen injections (usually 2 cc's) every four or five months to reduce the appearance of hollow sunken cheeks. The problem is that the injections are expensive (average $700 per treatment) and are required twice a year. I have a friend who was injected three months ago with a new type of material called a "biopolymer" that is not FDA approved, but is supposedly approved in Europe (noteably Germany) and South America. My friend claims that the treatment lasts for six years and costs about $1,200. Have you heard anything about such collegen substitute material or procedure? Any other treatments available?
Response from Dr. Fisher
I don't have any info on this. I would not be able to predict if either treatment will last long-term. Alvan Fisher, M.D.
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