CosmoDerm® and CosmoPlast® are dermal fillers made from highly purified human collagen, which is a natural protein that supports the skin and injected just below the skin’s surface. CosmoDerm® is used for fine lines and minor defects while CosmoPlast® is used in the treatment of deeper lines and furrows and more serious imperfections. These dermal fillers are used to smooth wrinkles and acne scars, fill in deep furrows and folds, and add definition to the lip border.
The treatment is a simple procedure with a quick recovery time. The injections are relatively painless – CosmoDerm® and CosmoPlast® contain an anesthetic called lidocaine, which helps to temporarily numb the treatment area. And to minimize discomfort, a topical or local anesthetic can be also applied to the area prior to treatment. There may be some temporary swelling and redness in the injection site, which should subside within an hour. To maintain results, touch-up injections are usually needed two or three times a year, since the injected collagen is gradually absorbed by the body.