About Collagen Injections
Collagen is a naturally-occurring substance that makes up 80% of the skin. Collagen helps to support the skin – maintaining health, strength, and elasticity – but the body's natural supply of collagen decreases with age. As collagen levels are depleted, the skin develops more lines and wrinkles making the face appear tired and slack. Collagen injections help to strengthen the skin and fill in lines and wrinkles like the nasolabial folds (commonly known as smile lines). Collagen injections can also be used to add natural-looking volume to the lips, whether the patient has naturally thin lips or their lips have lost shape with age. Cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman performs collagen injections to improve the appearance of wrinkles and enhance the lips at her office in Manhattan.
"I've been seeing Dr. Veytsman for about 8 years now - twice per year - and I have not had any issues with my teeth during that time. She does a thorough exam, keeps them clean, makes great maintenance recommendations, is very professional and at the same time, warm and gracious. Her assistant is lovely as well. I highly recommend Dr. Veytsman!"- V.K. / Yelp / Jul 26, 2018
"Dr. Veytsman is truly the BEST!! Talk about Quality and professional service... she's the one!! I love my New smile Dr. V Thank you!!!!!"- A.M. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2018
"Very impressed - Very impressed with the everything from the consultation to the treatment and all the care I got in between. I had been to 4 consultations and by FAR felt the most comfortable here. No one made me feel ashamed about the condition of my teeth and the dr seemed genuinely interested and excited about getting me my health and appearance back. I didn't feel judged the way I did in previous..."- F. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 2018
"Love it - Highly personable and caring doctor. She and her assistant Jessica went out of their way to check on me and make sure I was okay. I definitely needed my hand held for this since I'm a big baby. Had very bad staining on my teeth and wanted to get them whiter and brighter for my weddng. The only way to do this was with veneers. I got 10 veneers on top and hope to come back and do 6 or 8 on the..."- K. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 2018
"Dr. Veytsman is by far one of the most talented and incredible dentists I have ever had work with. I've been going to her for 2 years now in NYC. Her team is top quality and she does a superb job on cleaning my teeth. Honestly there is no one else I'd recommend, she's an incredible soul."- E.F. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2018
What to Expect
Once Dr. Veytsman and the patient have created a custom treatment plan based on the patient's needs, concerns, and cosmetic goals, the injections can be performed. Dr. Veytsman will begin by cleansing the face and marking the injections sites. Most treatments take less than one hour as Dr. Veytsman carefully applies the ideal amount of collagen injections in the needed areas of the face.
After their collagen injections, patients can resume their regular day, but they are encouraged to stay out of the sun. Some patients may notice swelling, bruising, and redness for the first 1 – 2 days after their treatment. Some results will be visible immediately after the treatment, but patients should see their best results one week after their injections. The results of collagen injections typically last 3 – 4 months and can be repeated as needed to maintain the patient's appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
Frame Your Smile
Instead of thin, wrinkled lips around your beautiful smile, you can have full, plump, youthful lips framing your smile with collagen injections. Schedule a consultation to learn more about collagen injections or ask Dr. Veytsman about dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers during your dental treatment.