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
"Absolutely the best!!!! I went in for bonding and honestly she killed it. Better then I could have imagined. I'm so happy with my teeth. Also Dr.V and Jessica are SO down to earth and cool. I love them. Love everything about my experience. The best!!"- B.S. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2018
"Not only is she incredibly gorgeous, she’s an a amazing dentist as well! I was so nervous going to a dentist but now I actually look forward to going. When I left her office I felt like a million bucks!"- A.E. / Facebook / Jun 01, 2018
"Dr. Veytsman has been keeping my smile beautiful for almost 20 years. I would never let anyone else work on my teeth. Not only is she brilliant at making people look beautiful, she's a pleasure to be around. I really enjoy each visit because I get to catch up with her and her infectious energy and amazing attitude. She cares about me, my family, and making me look great. And of course, she's a terrific dentist and my teeth have stayed healthy and strong all these years."- E.L. / Facebook / May 16, 2018
"God bless you"- J.M. / Facebook / Feb 07, 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.