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 recently got veneers, and could not be more pleased with how they turned out!!!! Dr. Veytsman and her team were sooooo nice and extremely accommodating to my very tight timeline. They always made sure I was well taken care of and completely happy. I am more confident with my smile and no one can ever notice that they are veneers as they look so natural. Dr. Veytsman is amazing at what she does!!!!"- IB / Office Visit / Jan 08, 2019
"Dr. Veytsman and her assistant Jessica are a phenomenal team. They were both patient and extraordinarily helpful as we worked to figure out a plan that was best for me. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough!"- C.W. / Yelp / Dec 10, 2018
"Full Smile Makeover - Wonderful experience. Had old crowns replaced and new veneers put in on both top and bottom. Really feel 15 years younger. Very happy with the experience and decision. Doctor and staff top notch and always available. Stellar results, highly recommend."- D. / RealSelf / Oct 16, 2018
"New smile - I don't know where to start. As a young professional new to Manhattan finding a dentist was a concern. Realizing the difference a nice smile makes in the business world was what pushed me to search for someone to do my veneers I never was one to fear the dentist, but there were definitely visits to the family dentist back home where I could feel a needle or the Dr. hit a sensitive spot. Dr...."- H. / RealSelf / Oct 16, 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
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.