"Collagen has a safety profile that goes back more than 20 years," says Dr. Tewodros Gedebou, director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Trauma at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
"And with the proper pre-treatment testing to rule out allergic reactions, it offers both predictable results and few, if any, complications.And I don't think we can say that about these newer treatments," he
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.SOURCES: Robin Ashinoff, M.D., associate professor, dermatology, New York University Medical Center, New York City; Neil Sadick, M.D., clinical professor, dermatology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York City; Tewodros Gedebou, M.D., director, plastic and reconstructive surgery/trauma, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles