COLLAGEN BIO-STIMULATORS

What are Collagen Bio-Stimulators?

Over time, our skin gradually loses the ability to replenish its natural collagen stores, leading to facial laxity, loss of volume and wrinkles. Not only that, but free radicals also break down collagen and elastin, which is why stimulation of these skin proteins is key to anti-ageing.

Collagen Bio-Stimulators are an injectable filler that diminishes the signs of ageing by immediately restoring dermal volumes. Once injected, the dermal filler works with your body to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen for results that last a year or more in some patients.

Collagen Bio-Stimulator filler is made of tiny biodegradable calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium-based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body, so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body naturally breaks down these tiny microspheres and the gel, leaving behind only your own natural collagen. This collagen rejuvenation process continues for several months, extending the initial effects of the Collagen Bio-Stimulators.

We tailor your treatment to your unique goals, so pricing varies depending on the individual. We recommend booking a consultation with our advanced Nurse injector to receive your own personalised treatment plan.

Results:

Collagen Bio-Stimulator injectables are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as laugh lines, as well as correcting volume loss in the face and back of the hands. The treatment provides immediate correction, with the natural results of this filler lasting from 6 months to a year or more in many patients.

Areas that can be treated with Collagen Bio-Stimulator injections include:

  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Forehead and brows
  • Jawline
  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Smile lines and accordion lines
  • Pre-jowl folds
  • Improve Marionette lines (puppet mouth)
  • Chin dimples/wrinkles

Service information

Collagen Bio-Stimulators are ideal for:

  • Treating fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing sagging skin
  • Immediate contouring
  • Correcting volume loss
  • Stimulating collagen and elastin
  • Firming and tightening the skin
  • Anyone requiring minimal downtime
  • Anyone looking to avoid invasive surgery.

Treatment Time & Price:

The treatment time may vary based on factors such as the size of the area treated, however we allow 45 minutes for the treatment. Our health practitioners will give you a thorough consultation where you can discuss the outcome you’re looking to achieve. From there, they will then give you a total amount to ensure you’re happy before starting your treatment.

To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, we recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment after two weeks from your initial appointment. A follow-up treatment may be required at 4 months, and optimal results are usually evident at 6-7 months.

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Clients under 18 years of age.
  • History of bleeding disorder.
  • Prone to/ history of hypertrophic  scarring.
  • Hypersensitivity to ingredients including hyaluronic acid, lidocaine, amide-type local anaesthetics and strep type-A gram-positive bacterial proteins.
  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components (CaHA, sterile water, carboxymethylcellulose, glycerin). Use may result in an allergic reaction.
  • Prone to allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, or history or presence of multiple severe allergies.
  • Active skin infections or inflammation, cold sores, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis, or a healing wound.
  • Major dental work in the past four weeks or scheduled in the next four weeks.
  • Major surgical procedure planned 4 weeks pre or post appointment.
  • Received a vaccination for COVID-19 or influenza within the last 2 weeks, or has a vaccination planned within the next 2 weeks.

If you are unsure, contact our Clinic on 0420 960 650.

Potential Risks & Side Effects:

Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection sites. These typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist, contact your healthcare professional immediately. Your Health Practitioner will discuss warnings and precautions with you. Every procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved. Collagen Bio-Stimulators are a safe procedure and complications are extremely rare.

Minor side effects may include:

  • Infection
  • Herpes Simplex outbreak
  • Delayed onset nodules
  • Persistent filler-related swelling
  • Allergic reaction to filler product

Before your treatment:

  • Avoid blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol 24 hours prior.

Advise your practitioner if you:

  • Are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy (e., Warfarin or Heparin).
  • Have a severe metabolic or systemic disorder.
  • Are under 18 years of age (seven-day cooling-off period is required).
  • Are using ibuprofen.
  • Are prone to or have a history of herpes.
  • Have an auto-immune condition.
  • Had recent minor dental work (g., scale and clean).
  • Had/or plan to have any major dental work (e.g., root canal/crown/implant)
  • Have a long-haul flight booked within the next four weeks.
  • Had any recent skin treatments in the last two weeks, such as chemical peels or skin needling.

Post Treatment Care:

  • Keep the injection site clean.
  • Take antihistamines as required to reduce swelling.
  • Apply a cool compress to the site for ten minutes every hour, on the day of treatment, but do not apply ice directly.
  • Avoid facial treatments for two weeks.
  • Avoid excessive pressure or any ‘facing-down’ (e.g., massage) treatments for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, saunas and exposure to heat/sun for the first 48 hours and until any swelling or redness has resolved.
  • Avoid lipsticks, AHA, retinol, vitamin C or oil-based makeup for 24 hours.
  • Avoid long-haul flights for 4 weeks.

These two treatments are often used interchangeably; but you may find that collagen bio-stimulants are a more cost-effective way to treat multiple areas of the face, and also offer a more cost-efficient maintenance moving forward than some dermal filler treatments.

While dermal fillers are made of a sterile injectable gel, and add volume, lift, and fill hollowness, Collagen Bio-Stimulants are a powdered substance that is mixed to create a liquid that is injected into areas needing rejuvenation and ‘collagen boosting’. Dermal fillers give an instant result; whereas collagen bio-stimulants can take up to 6 – 12 weeks to gradually grow collagen to the treated area. Dermal fillers can take several treatments to each the desired result, and require re-treatments when the body has absorbed the filler, whereas the ten to twelve-monthly maintenance treatments required with collagen stimulants is a different approach to anti-ageing and full-facial restoration.

Collagen Bio-Stimulator injections can be used on younger patients as a natural preventative treatment, or for older patients with more advanced signs of ageing.

Yes. We use only products with proven safety record. Our Collagen Bio-Stimulant product is a one-of-a-kind injectable treatment—the only CaHA that’s TGA and FDA approved for use in the lower face and hands.

Visible results of this filler are immediate, and natural results can last from 6 months to a year or more in many patients.

The number of treatments required to get the look you want depends on your face and your personal treatment plan. Your Health Practitioner will discuss with you the number of treatment sessions you need and the amount of Collagen Bio-Stimulator you will need at each treatment session. A repeat or touch-up treatment may be required to get the desired outcome.

There is very little to no down time involved in the procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with your Health Practitioner.

You’ll also be advised to avoid heat/sun/saunas and high intensity workouts for the first 48 hours or so, until any swelling or redness has resolved.