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The Changing Face of Dermal Fillers: From Collagen to Fibroblasts

The last two years have brought many changes in the market for injectable wrinkle fillers.  The most recent developments are announcements by two leading makers, Allergan and Johnson & Johnson, that they will no longer produce their respective collagen products (the human-derived CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast, the bovine Zyderm and Zyplast for Allergan; the porcine Evolence for Johnson & Johnson). For more than two decades, collagen has been the dermal filler of choice for many dermatologists. With skin allergy testing and the relatively short-life of collagen fillers, it’s understandable that newer products are taking over. Continue reading