Zyderm and Zyplast

Zyderm and Zyplast are filler materials for softening fine lines and wrinkles and improving scars on the face. Zyderm and Zyplast are composed of purified bovine material. Zyderm has been available since 1981 and Zyplast has been used since 1985. Zyderm is used for superficial fine lines such those around the lips and Zyplast can be used for deeper wrinkles. Zyderm and Zyplast contain lidocaine which numbs the skin at the site of injection.

Is allergy testing necessary prior to Zyderm or Zyplast treatment?

A skin test must be done one month prior to treatment to evaluate for pre-existing allergy to bovine collagen. After one month, if there is no reaction, a treatment can be performed. People with lidocaine allergies should not be treated with Zyderm or Zyplast.

How is Zyderm and Zyplast injected?

Zyderm or Zyplast is injected through a tiny needle that is inserted underneath the skin surface.

When will I see results?

You will see the results immediately. There may be some initial swelling that subsides in several days.

What are the potential side effects that can occur?

Swelling may occur at the treatment site and resolves in 1-3 days. Bruising may occur and can last up to one week.

How long does Zyderm or Zyplast last?

Zyderm and Zyplast lasts two to three months.