Collagen Bio-Stimulators

The Basics

Collagen Stimulators are injections that induce the production of new collagen to restore tightness to saggy skin and add volume to hollow areas of the face.

The most common areas to treat are the cheeks, around the mouth, the jowls and under the eyes.

The Treatment

Local anesthetic cream is applied to minimise discomfort, and an ice pack will be applied to the treatment area to reduce any swelling. Approximately 10 injections per site required.

Several treatments may be required for optimal results.

Post Treatment

Post treatment massaging of the area twice a day for 5 days. The most common side effect is bruising. The risk of lumps is minimal.

The Results

Results are seen a 6 to 12 weeks, when the collagen has had time to renew. The results will Last for two years, however a yearly touch up is recommended.

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from patient to patient.

Other Facts

Collagen stimulating injections can be used all over the face to restore the fullness and tightness for younger looking skin.

The most common areas to treat are the cheek, around the mouth including the nasolabial folds, the jowls and under the eyes. Collagen stimulating injections can also be used in the treatment of scars and for the loss of volume often seen on the back of the hands.

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Procedure Facts

Up To 1 Hour
$700 per vial
Results From 6 Weeks - 6 Months

FAQ

What are collagen stimulating injections?

Collagen stimulating injections are responsible for stimulating collagen production in the skin.

As we age, our collagen quantity and quality diminishes, causing folds and wrinkles of our skin. This aging process can be reversed with collagen stimulating injections by assisting the production of new collagen.

Collagen stimulating injections are made up of a synthetic injectable material known as “Poly-L-Lactic acid.” Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down to lactic acid by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for over forty years in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants.

How do collagen stimulating injections work?

Collagen Stimulating Injections provide a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.

Collagen stimulating products are injected below the surface of the skin in the area of volume loss and skin sagginess. Collagen stimulating injections provide a gradual increase in skin thickness and skin tightening by stimulating your body to form new collagen. It acts like a fertilizer, or a seed that stimulates the production of the new collagen, replacing the old and damaged collagen that occurs with aging. Over a few months new collagen is laid down creating a soft, natural feel to take on the characteristics of the surrounding skin tissue.

Where can collagen stimulating injections be used?

Collagen stimulating injections can be used all over the face to restore the fullness and tightness for younger looking skin.

The most common areas to treat are the cheek, around the mouth including the nasolabial folds, the jowls and under the eyes. Collagen stimulating injections can also be used in the treatment of scars and for the loss of volume often seen on the back of the hands.

Are the results of collagen stimulating injections immediate?

As the Collagen stimulating products are injected, it temporarily restores volume. This immediate volume increase subsides after about one week. But, as the collagen stimulating injections are absorbed by the body, new collagen growth is naturally stimulated. Natural collagen growth continues long after the treatment ends, further increasing volume and restructuring the area. Positive results are visible at 4- 6 weeks. The body takes around ninety days to form new collagen so the full result is not normally visible until 3 – 6 months after treatment.

How many treatments are required?

Most people require 3 – 5 treatments, 4 – 6 weeks apart for a complete response. Patients with severe facial fat loss may require 5 – 6 treatment sessions.

How long do treatment results last?

Treatment results will differ for each person. A recent clinical study found that for most patients the treatment results lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session. A yearly touch-up treatment is required to maintain the desired result.

Do collagen stimulating injections injections hurt?

Local anaesthetic cream is applied before the collagen stimulating injections treatment. Minimal discomfort is experienced with the use of a numbing agent and the application of an ice pack.

What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?

  • A topical or local anaesthetic is applied
  • Collagen stimulating injections will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle. Multiple injections are required.
  • An ice pack will be applied to the treatment area to reduce any swelling
  • After the collagen stimulating injections treatment session, the area is thoroughly massaged for five minutes to evenly distribute the product
  • The injecting session should take less than thirty minutes

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately following a treatment session with Collagen Stimulators, you may experience some redness, swelling and bruising in the treatment area. This discomfort will subside within a few hours but may last up to 2 days.

You will be given specific post-treatment care instructions which will include massaging the area a few times each day for several days after treatment.

What are the possible side effects of the Collagen stimulating injections treatment?

The most common side effects from collagen stimulating injections are minor but can include tenderness or pain, redness, bruising or swelling. These side effects generally last between two to six days.

It is not uncommon to bruise with collagen stimulating injections treatments with up to 20% of patients experiencing some bruising. However, this can be concealed with makeup.

Small early nodules may sometimes occur but often resolve spontaneously within three to four weeks. The development of late nodules is uncommon.

At which clinic can I undertake the procedure?

Your initial Collagen Stimulating Injections consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast.

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Double Bay NSW 2028

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North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Monday

9am - 5pm

Tuesday

10am - 6pm

Wednesday to Friday

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Canberra

Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2

70 Kent Street, Deakin ACT 2600

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By Appointment

Gold Coast

220 Ashmore Road

Benowa QLD 4217

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