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Mode Of Action

ZYDERM collagen implant is introduced into the dermis for correction of contour deficiencies of this soft tissue. After injection, the implant undergoes syneresis and, as the saline is lost, the suspended collagen condenses into a soft cohesive network of fibers. This network is responsible for restoring skin contour. Over a period of months the implant is colonized by host connective tissue cells; once established, the implant takes on the texture and appearance of normal host tissue and is subject to the same stresses and aging processes.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/5/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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