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Why collagen fillers are not necessary

OC by Olivia Coleman
08 February 2023

Why collagen fillers are not necessary

Collagen fillers have been a fairly well-known, but extreme, method of fighting wrinkles for a while now. A quick jab where the troublesome wrinkles are and they're gone for a few months. For many, retaining a youthful appearance is a big priority. It is also a constant battle. Collagen fillers, diet, exercise, skincare routines, products, makeup - the struggle never ends.

At Kollo, we recommend a certain lifestyle to preserve a youthful appearance and good health. But injectable collagen is a step too far and there is a better alternative. Read on to learn more.

What are collagen fillers?

The use of collagen fillers is also known as soft tissue augmentation. It is a simple cosmetic procedure for correcting wrinkles, scarring and other blemishes. The therapist injects collagen (sometimes combined with fat) directly into the affected area. The idea is to plump that area up to reduce the appearance of the skin imperfection.

Having injections straight into the face is an alarming thought for many. It can also bring about side effects and risk infection. What's more, the results of the procedure are not permanent so you would likely need more injections every 3-12 months. As a result, there have been many cases of people becoming addicted to the procedure.

In some cases, the collagen injections stimulate collagen production in the body. This may mean the results last longer than they would for another patient. But you will always need more injections to maintain the results.

What are the benefits of collagen fillers?

Collagen injections can have an immediate impact on the appearance of the injection site. By plumping up the area, they create the illusion that the wrinkles have gone away. Moreover, as the collagen takes hold, it can temporarily replenish your supply of collagen.

Collagen fillers are often used to treat wrinkles in the following areas:

  • Eyes

  • Nose

  • Forehead

  • Mouth

With soft tissue augmentation, you can reduce the appearance of scars. As social media trends have shown us, the procedure can also plump the lips. People desire this as it represents a characteristic of beauty, but the results are temporary.

What are the downsides of collagen fillers?

First, the obvious: collagen injections are expensive and an invasive surgical procedure. This makes them an extreme option to take when there are many alternative routes to healthy, youthful skin.

Beyond this, there are other issues. As we have said, the results are temporary and you may need another procedure in as little as 3 months. It may feel like a shortcut to instant results, but those results will change over time and then fade completely.

There are side effects too. Serious reactions are rare, but you need to be aware of allergies because the collagen comes from animals. For example, if you have a shellfish allergy and receive a marine collagen injection, you could have a reaction.

More common side effects include:

  • Skin discomfort, including bruising, swelling and bleeding

  • Redness around the injection site

  • Infection

  • Scarring from trauma

  • Itchy skin rashes

  • Lumps

There are also some rare side effects you should be aware of:

  • Facial wounds if the injection is too deep

  • Blindness from injections too close to the eyes

Those last two side effects are very rare, but they are frightening possibilities. Not to mention, the skill of the person administering the injection is important. Some people will achieve better results for you than others.

What is the best alternative to collagen fillers?

At Kollo, we advocate a pro-collagen lifestyle built around a high-quality collagen supplement. This means taking a supplement daily, doing things that are good for your collagen and avoiding things that are harmful. This may not bring about instant results but, over time, it can yield tangible and lasting benefits. These benefits will include younger-looking skin but go far beyond that as well.

What collagen supplement should I take?

Collagen supplements will not yield instant results like collagen fillers. When you swallow an oral supplement, your body absorbs the collagen peptides within. Subsequently, your bloodstream sends those nutrients to cells that create collagen and more. The results will be that you gradually replenish collagen throughout your body. This includes:

  • Skin

  • Joints

  • Bones

  • Muscles

  • Organs

  • Arteries

  • Your gut

By improving skin health, it can also improve the strength and appearance of hair and nails.

To achieve these results, you need a collagen supplement that ticks certain boxes. It should:

  1. Be an oral supplement (one that you swallow)

  2. Contain collagen peptides (animal collagen broken down via hydrolysis)

  3. Provide a high dosage of collagen per day (10g is ideal)

  4. Have very high purity and integrity of the active ingredient

Why are collagen supplements better than collagen fillers?

Collagen supplements offer the same benefits as collagen fillers with none of the risk. There are very few side effects from supplements and none as severe as those from injections. What's more, there is zero risk of wounds, scarring or blindness. You may not see instant results in your skin, but they will materialise in as little as 6-8 weeks.

Moreover, you will experience many other benefits from collagen supplements. As they replenish collagen throughout your body, instead of just in the skin, you could enjoy:

  • Reduced pain in your joints

  • Increased energy levels and better sleep

  • Improvements in bone density

  • More muscle gains from exercise

  • Better gut and arterial health

In short, collagen injections merely deliver temporary improvements in the appearance of skin. Collagen supplements, on the other hand, bring about lasting, holistic improvements to health.

What else do I need for a 'pro-collagen' lifestyle?

Collagen supplements are the foundation of a lifestyle that is good for your collagen. But you build on their effects by making lifestyle changes that support them. You need to do more of the things that help build collagen and stop doing the things that damage/destroy it. This means making some targeted lifestyle changes that will ultimately benefit your health in many ways.

Things you should be doing
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, copper, antioxidants and chlorophyll.

  • Regularly doing weight-bearing exercise.

  • Drinking lots of water.

  • Getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

  • Keeping a good skincare routine with exfoliation, cleansing and moisturiser.

  • Wearing sunscreen whenever you go outside.

Things you should avoid
  • Exposure to extreme sunlight

  • Smoking

  • Excessive drinking

  • Too much sugar and refined carbohydrates

  • Stress

Take a high-quality collagen supplement and follow as many of these dos and don'ts as possible. If you can do that, you will see long-term benefits for your collagen levels. This will keep you looking and feeling younger for longer. It may also reduce your risk of certain health concerns as you get older.

So why should I choose Kollo?

If you are reading this post, you may be transitioning away from collagen fillers. Alternatively, you may just be exploring your options. If you want to follow the pro-collagen lifestyle we advocate, Kollo is the perfect supplement.

Kollo contains marine collagen of a premium grade. This means it has extraordinarily high purity and integrity. Its sourcing, processing and storage are all done with the quality of the product as the top priority. It is Naticol collagen, which has a very transparent supply chain based around very clean principles. What this means is that you can put your faith in the quality of the active ingredient of Kollo.

We provide 10g of these premium collagen peptides in each daily sachet. This meets the requirements indicated by the existing research to yield the full range of benefits. Kollo will supply your body with an abundance of the amino acids required for collagen production every single day. Over time, this will bring about a substantial increase in collagen synthesis.

Other key advantages of Kollo
  • We fortify the formula with B vitamins, vitamin C and l-lysine to maximise its effectiveness.

  • The liquid suspension enables a consistent dosage and supplies the active ingredients quickly.

  • Kollo is easy to incorporate into your daily routine - simply empty a sachet into water and drink.

  • It has a delicious tropical taste from natural, sugar-free flavourings.

Our precious customer base has shared so many success stories about Kollo - you can read them in our Customer Reviews section. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and have achieved the following since 2020:

  • Informed Sport certification to show quality and trustworthiness

  • Multiple awards wins from a number of sources

  • Over 2,000 5-star reviews from verified buyers

  • Features on ITV This Morning and Women's Running magazine

  • 'Amazon's Choice' status on Amazon

Kollo ticks all the right boxes for a reliable, high-quality, effective collagen supplement. Use it as the foundation for your pro-collagen lifestyle and enjoy great results beginning after just a couple of months.

Learn more

Our website is the place to go to learn more about Kollo. Our About section tells you everything you could want to learn about us. Meanwhile, our Blog includes articles about everything there is to know about collagen.

If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via our Contact page. Our team would love to hear from you

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