The longest lasting volume correction
Stimulating your own collagen, for natural looking
Longer Lasting Correction means
lower cost of
Proven history of safety over many years
When you desire gradual, longer lasting results
Biostimulatory fillers are those with enhanced collagen stimulating components
The most common injectable fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar molecule, which is chemically crosslinked in order to extend the duration of its effects. HA dermal fillers are very versatile- they can be used for everything from volumizing lips to correcting fine lines and even lifting the cheeks, and their effect is immediate. Long lasting HA fillers, such as the RHA collection, have studies showing that even at 15 months post injection most patients will still have noticeable improvement in the regions treated. The placement of an HA dermal filler does stimulate some collagen also, but not as much as the other class of dermal fillers which we call “biostimulatory”.
When considering which type of dermal filler to use, there are several factors to consider and some overall pros and cons to weigh. Many clients end up benefitting from using more than one type of dermal filler, combining both traditional HA fillers and biostimulatory fillers according to their specific needs and past experiences.
The Longest Lasting Volume Correction
The collagen response to biostimulatory dermal fillers can last for years, reducing the frequency of maintenance appointments.
Biostimulatory dermal fillers contain a component which is a more powerful collagen stimulator, and it is the collagen response to the stimulator which leads to their much longer duration of action. Examples of biostimulatory dermal fillers include Radiesse, Bellafill and Sculptra. Each of these has a different mechanism for stimulating collagen.
Comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. It provides immediately noticeable volume correction, followed by collagen stimulation over time which extends the duration of the correction. Radiesse has the advantage of a larger volume per syringe- 1.5 ml of product per syringe.
Contains a combination of bovine collagen (which dissolves over the course of about 3 months) along with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres which remain long term and act as a “scaffold” onto which your own natural collagen is stimulated to form. Provides some immediate correction, but then ongoing improvement over time. Bellafill produces results which are still apparent even at 5 years. Bellafill syringes contain 0.8 ml of product per syringe.
Contains poly-L- lactic acid, which works with your body within the deep dermis to stimulate a collagen response. A series of 3 sessions may be needed, after which results can last up to 2 years or longer. The result is gradual, not immediate, and very natural looking. Requires 5 days of self-massage (5 minutes, 5 times per day for 5 days) to the treated region. It may take a couple of months to see the correction. Sculptra is dosed by the vial (not syringe).
Let us help you choose the best dermal filler for
With so many options available, we understand it can be difficult to figure out which product or combination of products might best suit your needs. That is why we offer free customized consultations where we can make recommendations based on your particular needs.
Which dermal fillers are recommended will depend on several factors including most notably:
- Your specific areas of concern-what region of the face and/or body is to be treated
- The type of age-related changes you are experiencing in those areas-for example: deeper volume loss
causing depressions and folds vs more superficial volume loss causing fine lines and wrinkles
- How quickly you want or need to see correction develop
- Your past experience with various brands of dermal filler
Before & After Photos
If you are looking for longer duration of correction, biostimulatory fillers may be the answer!
New collagen produced in response to biostimulatory fillers lasts for years. This can result in fewer appointments needed to maintain your results, and an overall cost savings over time. As noted above, not all regions are appropriate for biostimulatory fillers, but they are an excellent option for some and can be used in combination with hyaluronic acid fillers and with other treatment modalities to give you natural looking, long-lasting results. We are happy to consult with you to design a treatment approach to fit your goals and budget!
Sculptra Procedure Video
Disclaimer: Individual results will vary by person and are based upon patient variables (such as genetics, age and lifestyle), the severity of the condition before the procedure, the procedure(s) chosen, and compliance with any recommended aftercare program. No one can guarantee an exact outcome for any aesthetic procedure.
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