What are Biostimulators and How do They Work?
Are you bothered by lines and wrinkles and loss of facial volume due to aging or genetics? If so, biostimulators may be a great treatment option. Unlike other treatments that simply restore lost volume with hyaluronic acid, biostimuatlors actually trigger your body’s natural production of collagen for natural-looking and prolonged results.
What are Biostimulators?
Biostimulators are compounds that are injected into the deep layer of the skin called the dermis. Unlike dermal fillers which simply inject volume, biostimulators work by stimulating new tissue growth, helping the skin to naturally produce its own volume. There is a wide array of different biostimulators, including injectables and non-injectables.
Radiesse is an injectable filler that contains calcium hydroxylapatite, or CaHA. These particles integrate into the skin to create a scaffold, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This results in the smoothing of lines and the promotion of a renewed skin structure for natural-looking results. Radiesse results last about 15 months.
Sculptra is an injectable treatment to help gradually replace lost collagen. It is formulated with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to help restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to smooth facial wrinkles. Rather than an “overnight” effect, Sculptra is intended to be performed as a series of up to four injections and could achieve results lasting for up to two full years.
Non-Filler Biostimulator Treatments
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical procedure to stimulate the body’s healing response, kickstarting the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. During treatment, a tool containing many tiny needles is applied to the skin, creating micro-wounds, which trigger the production of collagen to improve wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, large pores, hyperpigmentation, and more.
Threads are made with special suture material known to trigger collagen production in the skin as it’s absorbed into the body. These threads are inserted under the skin using a cannula to gently lift the skin and underlying tissues for a more youthful appearance. Over time, the thread will dissolve over time, leaving you with your own collagen for a natural improvement.
Who is a Candidate?
Healthy adults who are bothered by loose skin and loss of facial fullness can often benefit from biostimulators. Ideal candidates will be those who are prepared to follow a good skin care regimen to maintain results.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about biostimulators and how they can help you on your anti-aging journey? Contact Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, M today to schedule a consultation appointment to get started.