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Biostimulatory Fillers

The longest lasting volume correction

Natural

Stimulating your own collagen, for natural looking
results

Cost Effective

Longer Lasting Correction means lower cost
maintenance

Safe

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.

How does this service benefit me

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.

Radiesse

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.

Bellafill

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.

Sculptra

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.

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

Let us help you choose the best dermal filler for
the job!

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

Not all dermal fillers are appropriate for all regions. In this table we provide you with some general guidelines. As a general rule of
thumb, the biostimulatory fillers are most often used for long term volume correction of the temporal hollows, cheeks and nasolabial folds
(smile lines). Please book a customized consult to better assess the ideal approach for your concerns.

Problem/Goal

Most common approaches

Radiesse

Bellafill

Sculptra

Problem/Goal

Fine Lines- Face

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Radiesse

No

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

Some improvement but cannot be placed too superficially

Problem/Goal

Fine Lines- Body

Most common approaches

Consider other modalities such as Laser or Radio-frequency Micro-needling

Radiesse

Hyperdilute Radiesse can be used as a collagen stimulator in some body regions

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

No

Problem/Goal

Lip Augmentation

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Radiesse

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Bellafill

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Sculptra

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Problem/Goal

Tear Trough (under eye) correction of volume loss

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Radiesse

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Bellafill

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Sculptra

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Problem/Goal

Forehead lines

Most common approaches

Botulinum toxin/”botox”, Laser, Microneedling, PDO smoothing threads, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), sometimes Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Radiesse

No

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

No

Problem/Goal

Nasolabial Folds- “smile lines”

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, PDO thread lifting

Radiesse

Yes

Bellafill

Yes

Sculptra

Yes

Problem/Goal

Cheek Augmentation/ “Cheek Lift”

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, PDO thread lifting

Radiesse

Yes

Bellafill

Yes

Sculptra

Yes

Problem/Goal

Temples/ “Temporal Hollows”

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radiesse

Yes

Bellafill

Yes

Sculptra

Yes

Problem/Goal

Corners of the mouth/”Marionette lines”

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radiesse

Yes

Bellafill

Yes

Sculptra

Limited

Problem/Goal

Chin Augmentation

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radiesse

Yes

Bellafill

Yes

Sculptra

Limited

Problem/Goal

Hands/ Back of Hands volume loss

Most common approaches

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radiesse

Yes

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

No

Problem/Goal

Central chest/”Decolletage”

Most common approaches

Consider Laser, Radio Frequency Microneedling, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radiesse

Yes, “Hyperdilute Radiesse” can be used as a collagen stimulator

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

Yes

Problem/Goal

Area between the brows- “Glabellar region”

Most common approaches

This is a high risk zone for all injectable fillers due to the risk of vascular occlusion which could cause blindness.

Consider Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and/or PDO smoothing threads, or Laser

Radiesse

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Bellafill

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Sculptra

Absolutely not/contraindicated

Problem/Goal

Acne Scars

Most common approaches

Consider Laser, Radio Frequency Microneedling, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radiesse

No

Bellafill

Some types of acne scars can benefit from Bellafill injection

Sculptra

No

Problem/Goal

Nose Augmentation

Most common approaches

Consider PDO threads with or without Hyaluronic acid fillers

Radiesse

No

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

No

Problem/Goal

Buttock Augmentation

Most common approaches

Sculptra is most commonly used in this region; requires multiple vials per session and often multiple sessions to achieve desired results

Radiesse

Yes, Hyperdilute

Bellafill

No

Sculptra

Yes

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!

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Bellafill - the “5 year filler”

$850/single syringe

0.8 ml each

Bellafill - the “5 year filler”

Bellafill Kit - 5 syringes + 1 free

$850/single syringe

$3750

0.8 ml each

0.8 ml each

Bellafill - the “5 year filler”

Radiesse

$850/single syringe

$650 each

1.5 ml each

0.8 ml each

Bellafill - the “5 year filler”

Sculptra Face or Chest

$850/single syringe

$750 per vial

0.8 ml each

Bellafill - the “5 year filler”

Sculptra Buttock Enhancement

$850/single syringe

$750 per vial - first 2 vials per visit

Each additional vial per visit-volume discount: $400 each - vials 3 and beyond, same visit

0.8 ml each

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.

The content of this website is intended to be general information - it should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical condition, and is in no way meant to be a substitute for seeking appropriate medical care.