Q) I’ve been doing research on collagen treatments for the lips. How does your practice decide whether to use human or bovine collagen for lip augmentation?
A) My general philosophy for all procedures is to use natural tissues. My first choice is always using tissues in the patient’s own body. If this is not available, my next choice is to use naturally derived tissues that have been treated in a way so that they do not generate any immunological response with no potential for autoimmune problems and also minimize any risk of any infectious disease being transferred. Therefore, I’d like to use materials that are injectable that are non-allergic and non-immunologic.