Collagen stimulation injection treatment is known to be a “liquid facelift”. Although it is not an overnight miracle nor is it a quick fix, it gives you subtle results over time by replacing lost collagen, giving you a more natural-looking appearance. A full treatment, which average three treatments over a few months, can last up to two years depending on the individual.
This treatment helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades and have now come back to become increasingly popular as clients are gearing towards a more natural look.
How Do Collagen Stimulators Work?
Collagen stimulators are made of biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, naturally found in your body. The material is suspended in a solution which is administered into the deep dermis by a trained specialist.
Initially, the solution will plump and lift, fill out hollowed areas, and smoothen wrinkles and folds, giving you an idea of the final results you’ll achieve after your series of treatments. Please note that this will only last for a few days as the solution will be reabsorbed back into your body, leaving the collagen-stimulating particles behind to encourage new collagen within the wrinkle, fold, or hollowed areas. You are encouraged to massage the treated areas for the next five days for several minutes to promote the production of collagen.
The increased collagen production will smooth out the wrinkle, lift the folds and plump out the hollowed regions; skin will regain its previous elasticity and smoothness.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
Although circumstances vary from client to client, the typical recommendation is to have three sessions performed consecutively 6 – 8 weeks apart to achieve the best results. The results are natural, subtle, and easily retained with a maintenance treatment annually.
Collagen Stimulators We Use
Sculptra is an injectable that works by stimulating the growth of collagen in the deep dermis. This not only helps to restore volume to the face but also improves skin texture and elasticity. Sculptra is ideal for treating sagging skin and deep wrinkles, especially in the cheek and jawline area. The treatment typically requires a series of injections over several weeks and the results can last up to two years.
Aesthefill is a soft-tissue filler that is used to restore volume and smooth out wrinkles. Unlike other fillers that use hyaluronic acid, Aesthefill is made of polylactic acid, a biodegradable material that stimulates collagen production. The result is a natural-looking improvement in the skin’s appearance, with results that can last up to 12 months. Aesthefill is commonly used for cheek augmentation, jawline contouring, and non-surgical facelifts.
Derma Veil is a non-invasive treatment that uses microneedling to stimulate collagen production. During the procedure, tiny needles create micro-injuries on the surface of the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process. This process increases collagen production and results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. Derma Veil is ideal for those who want to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars without surgery.