Collagen Stimulators

Collagen Stimulators | Bio-Remodelling Treatment

Collagen Stimulators
What are collagen stimulation treatments?

Collagen stimulators, also known as bio-stimulators, contain an injectable substance called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Collagen stimulators produce a very natural and subtle result by rejuvenating and adding volume to the skin. Once it is injected, the microparticles inside the product is absorbed by the body and over time stimulate your skin to produce new collagen. PLLA as an injectable product 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 collagen 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) product 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 product is best suited to patients over 35 who want gradual results.

  • Are collagen stimulation treatment painful?

    Skindepth provide topical and injected numbing agents to make the Sculptra treatment comfortable.

  • When will I see results?

    Subtle natural results over time with collagen stimulators. Around the 12 week point you will start to notice that the skin regains volume & plumpness appearing more youthful. An improvement in skin texture, tightness, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne or other scarring takes a little longer with collagen stimulators than other types of injectables.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    Collagen induction treatments are performed every 4- 6 weeks with most patients needing 2 or 3 treatments. Yearly maintenance with collagen induction is recommended to maintain results and give longevity to the treatment.

  • Are there any side effects from collagen stimulation treatments?

    Collagen induction therapy commonly causes redness and swelling. Collagen treatments less commonly cause bruising and tenderness. All of this resolves within days. 

    Uncommonly lumps, bumps and pimples can occur with collagen stimulation treatments which resolve over weeks.

  • Can collagen stimulation treatments be used on other areas of the body?

    Yes! Collagen stimulation treatments can be used on the body to treat loss of elasticity on the belly skin after pregnancy as well as the backs of the hands where loss of collagen can lead to early signs of aging.

Bio-Remodelling Treatment

The first HYBRID Hyaluronic acid technology in Australia. It contains Ultrapure Hyaluronic Acid In the highest concentration hyaluronic acid on the market. It is a multi level bioremodelling treatment indicated for contour redefintion of the face and neck and laxity remodelling of the face.

What is Hybrid Hyaluronic Acid/Bio-Remodelling Treatment?

Imagine a piece of uncooked spaghetti (High Molecular Weight) If you heat this in water it becomes more fluid and soft, and allows low molecular weight HA to integrat to form a substance more like honey which flows and integrates into tissue. By combining the two we achieve the most concentrated HA on the market (tradition volume enhancement treatments have 27mg HA, this product has 32mg)

How does The Hybrid technology work in the skin?

The unique technology promotes tissue remodelling at multiple levels of the skins structure – the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis (fat) and even brings about bone remodelling. Its ability to remodel the extracellular matrix which is the structural support of our skin, improves elasticity and skin support and bounce. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant against the free radical damage to fibroblasts and adipose compartments, thereby possibly providing some prevention of signs of ageing!

  • What is Bio-Remodelling treatment used for?

    Rejuvenating not revolumising like traditional volume enhancement treatments, the treatment works on all levels of the skin to provide anti-ageing affects by increasing skin hydration, improving elasticity and sagginess and evening out wrinkles and folds. It is perfect for those who have lost collagen and have wrinkles around the mouth, especially when they smile.

    It may assist in the treatment of acne scarring by causing a deep dermal tissue repair

  • Is Bio-Remodelling Treatment reversible?

    Yes if the effects are unwanted or need tweaking then Profilho dissolves in presence of Hyaloruindase (1 unit)

  • How long does Bio-Remodelling treatment last?

    The treatment takes about 20 mins and it is recommended to have a treatment every 6 months.

  • How many treatments are required?

    We suggest 2 treatments of 2mls, a month apart initially then one treatment every 6 months for maintenance.

  • Are Bio-Remodeling treatments painful?

    Much like an wrinkle reduction, bio-remodelling treatments do sting a little but it is very short lived and settles within a few minutes. Generally local anaesthetic is not required and application of a simple ice pack afterwards can help any discomfort.