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Bio-stimulator Treatments

Bio-stimulators (also known as collagen stimulating injections) have multiple benefits.  These injectables provide additional benefits compared to traditional hyaluronic acid fillers by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and improve skin texture over time.

Collagen is a protein that provides structural support to the skin.  It accounts for 30 percent of your body’s protein, and is the primary building block of skin, muscles, tendon, ligaments and other connective tissues.  In respect to the skin it provides strength, elasticity and firmness.  Collagen is abundant in young skin, providing smooth plump and wrinkle free skin.  As part of the normal ageing process, natural collagen production begins to slow down.  From our mid 20s, collagen production decreases by about 1% per year, this is known as intrinsic ageing, with genetic factors playing a significant role.

External factors can also accelerate the process and include

  • Sun Exposure & UV radiation
  • Smoking
  • Poor Diet and Nutrition
  • Environmental Toxins

Loss of collagen contributes to visible signs of ageing and the effects include:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Loss of skin laxity and sagging skin
  •  Skin thinning
  • Uneven texture

What are bio-stimulators/collagen stimulators and how do they work?

Bio-stimulators are also known as collagen stimulators.  They are designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, and is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and loss of volume.  Due to Australian TGA regulations, we are unable to name the brand of collagen stimulator that we use.  The bio-stimulator used at Kaya Cosmedica in South Melbourne is composed of a calcium microspheres (similar to minerals naturally found in the body) suspended in a water based gel.  This product is preferred by Dr PK as it has dual actions – it not only provides immediate results with volumisation, but also stimulates production of and is completely replaced by the body’s natural collagen over time – leading to longer lasting benefits in skin quality and texture for up to 18 months.

What benefits do collagen stimulators provide?

Collagen stimulators offer several benefits primarily by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production.  Advantages include: improved skin quality, restoration of lost volume, improvement in skin laxity, gradual improvement with natural looking results, long lasting effects for a year or more, reduced risk of migration compared to HA based fillers and versatility.  Collagen stimulators can be used in various areas of the face and body, including the cheeks, jawline, submalar, marionette, chin, neck, decolletage, and hands.  There is minimal downtime and is complementary to other treatments like ultherapy.

What areas of the face and body can be treated with biostimulators?

Collagen stimulators can be used in various areas of the face and body, including the cheeks, jawline, submalar, marionette, chin, neck, decolletage, and hands.  It can also be used for the treatment of acne scars with subcision.

What are the expected results, and how long do they last?

After a treatment with collagen stimulators you can expect immediate volumisation of the treated area if the product is used directly.  Dr PK also utilises a dilution technique to improve skin quality without volumisation for areas such as the neck, hands and décolletage.  Over time, as the production of collagen is stimulated, improvements in skin quality and texture will be noted.  Results can last up to 18 months, with gradual collagen remodelling and further improvements in skin texture and quality over time.

What are the possible side effects of treatment?

There are a few, common side effects associated with collagen stimulator treatments, most of which are minor. These symptoms include tenderness, redness, bruising and swelling at the treatment area and may last anywhere from two to five days, quickly subsiding on their own. Small lumps may also appear but will resolve spontaneously after a few weeks.  Since bio-stimulators are non degradable, Dr PK places a strong emphasis on safety and, as a precaution, focuses her treatment on lower risk areas of the face and body.

How many treatment sessions are required?

The number of treatment sessions that are required with biostimulators varies depending on individual factors including the treatment area, extent of volume loss or wrinkles and the desired outcome.  In many cases one treatment session is sufficient to achieve results, however some individuals will require an additional session at three months.

Who is a good candidate for biostimulator treatments?

Ideal candidates are those who are concerned about the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, crepey skin, and loss of facial volume.  Those who are interested in natural looking improvements to their appearance, wanting to improve skin quality, and are also interested in using a product that has a low risk of migration and build up over time.

Can biostimulators be combined with other cosmetic procedures or treatments?

Absolutely.  Bio-stimulators can be combined with all other treatments offered at Kaya Cosmedica.  A combination that Dr PK frequently recommends is a combination with Ultherapy in the mid face, jawline and neck to restore volume, stimulate collagen tighten and lift sagging skin.  Another recommendation includes restoring volume to hands with bio-stimulators and treating sun damaged skin on the hands either with BBL or Spectra.

Collagen Stimulator Treatments Require a Skilled and Experienced Injector

When considering collagen stimulators, working with a safe and qualified injector is important to achieving safe and natural looking results.  Dr PK and her personally trained nurse injectors possess the knowledge and experience to administer the treatment with care and precision, and in a safe manner minimising the risk of potential side effects.  This approach ensures the results appear subtle, balanced and natural as possible whilst prioritising your safety and satisfaction.  Dr PK serves as a recognised trainer for fellow cosmetic doctors and nurses, imparting her experience in the bio-stimulator treatments utilised at Kaya Cosmedica while emphasising the importance of safety and proficiency.

Schedule your in-person consultation with Dr Khinda now using our convenient online booking platform to explore how collagen stimulators can be beneficial for you.


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