Rapidly Polymerizing Collagen For Revolumization
Dermal fillers have moved from collagen-based to hyaluronic acid and now a new product is bringing collagen back in the form of a scaffold designed to stimulate fibroblast proliferation. In the October issue of Aesthetic Surgery , Christopher Inglefield, BSc, MBBS, FRCS and colleagues published the results of their prospective, multicenter, open-label study of RPC Pure-Collagen from EternoGen Aesthetics. RPC Pure-Collagen is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, viscous, clear solution composed of pure porcine collagen, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid and Mannitol that can be injected through a 30-gauge needle as a liquid. The liquid fibrilizes in situ forming a natural, open 3-dimensional collagen matrix for bio-dermal restoration.
The researchers treated 30 patients in the nasolabial fold and followed their outcomes for up 12 weeks after injection. A subset of patients was followed for up to nine months. The only adverse events were transient injection site reactions, which were...
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