What are collagen stimulation treatments?
Collagen stimulating filler, also known as bio-stimulators, contains an injectable substance called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Collagen stimulating fillers produce a very natural and subtle result by rejuvenating and adding volume to the skin. Once it is injected, the micro-particles inside the filler are absorbed by the body and over time stimulate your skin to produce new collagen. PLLA as an injectable filler has been used in medicine since 2004, when it was initially used to treat lipoatrophy (thinning of the fat pads on the face) associated with HIV patients.
Why do we need collage treatments?
Collagen, a protein found in our bodies, is an important structure that supports the shape and contours of the skin on the face. There are a number of factors that contribute to the ageing process, in particular the loss of this precious protein collagen. We begin to lose collagen from the age of 25 and once this process begins, we start to see signs of ageing. This can include volume loss, loss of skin elasticity, contour changes, sagging and facial wrinkles.
How collagen induction treatments work
PLLA is injected into the sides of the face (temples, cheeks, jawline), it works with your body to stimulate collagen production, a process called neocollagenisis. Once injected into the skin the results begin gradually around the 12-week point and tightening of the skin continues for 6-12 months. This means that the results are extremely subtle as it starts working overtime, unlike normal hyaluronic acid (HA) filler when the gel is injected you see an immediate change. This means this treatment is perfect for those looking to achieve natural, subtle results. Collagen stimulating filler is best suited to patients over 35 who want gradual results.
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