Collagen biostimulators vs collagen induction therapy. Whats the difference and which is better?
- Collagen Biostimulators
- What are collagen biostimulators?
- How do collagen biostimulators work?
- How much are collagen biostimulators in Singapore?
- What are examples of biostimulators? What brands are biostimulators?
- Is Profhilo a bio stimulator?
- Which biostimulator is best?
- What is the best collagen stimulator?
- Collagen Induction therapy
- What does collagen induction therapy do?
- What is microneedling? What is collagen induction therapy?
- Is collagen induction therapy effective?
- How long does collagen induction therapy last?
- How long does it take for collagen induction to work?
- Collagen biostimulators vs collagen induction therapy, which is better?
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What are collagen biostimulators?
A collagen biostimulator is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production in the skin’s deep dermis to address signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles. The primary substance used in collagen biostimulators is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which has been used in dissolvable stitches for wound management.
How do collagen biostimulators work?
Here’s how a collagen biostimulator works:
- Injection into the Deep Dermis: A collagen biostimulator is injected into the deep dermis, the middle layer of the skin, through minimally invasive techniques. This substance is introduced directly into the target area.
- Temporary Swelling: Immediately after the treatment, the substance causes a temporary swelling in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin. This initial effect is temporary and mainly due to the presence of water and other constituents in the product.
- Gradual Collagen Stimulation: Over time, the collagen stimulator works to replace the structural support that has been lost due to the natural aging process. It gradually stimulates the body’s ability to produce collagen, which helps restore the skin’s inner structure and natural firmness.
- Gradual and Long-Lasting Results: The effects of a collagen biostimulator are not immediate. Instead, results become visible gradually over several months, and they can last for up to two years or even longer. Many consumers prefer this gradual and long-lasting approach to aesthetic treatments.
A collagen biostimulator can help improve skin firmness and elasticity by targeting collagen loss, a significant contributor to signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles. While it’s challenging to measure firmness and elasticity directly, clinical studies suggest that collagen biostimulators effectively activate collagen production and contribute to skin renewal. Assessing changes in skin laxity, deep folds, wrinkles, and other signs of aging through before and after photos is often a recommended method for evaluating the treatment’s effectiveness.
Collagen biostimulation treatments can offer an alternative to more invasive procedures for individuals looking to address signs of aging, and they are generally considered safe with little to no downtime.
How much are collagen biostimulators in Singapore?
Price of sculptra, radiesse, aesthefill, ellanse start from $1250 in Singapore.
Price of Juvelook range from $700 – $999.
Price of profhilo is $1000.
What are examples of biostimulators? What brands are biostimulators?
Is Profhilo a bio stimulator?
Yes its a unique Hyaluronic acid based product with collagen stimulating effects.
Which biostimulator is best?
In my clinical experience, I find PLLA based biostimulators the most effect for skin tightening, brightening and volumising.
What is the best collagen stimulator?
It depends on your indication and skin concern. For volume, sculptra. For acne scars and textural issues, Juvelook. In my clinical experience, I would go with Sculptra and Juvelook.
Collagen Induction therapy
What does collagen induction therapy do?
It creates controlled tissue injury, and this activates skin fibroblasts to product collagen.
What is microneedling? What is collagen induction therapy?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses small, sterilized needles to prick the skin. This treatment aims to generate new collagen and skin tissue to smooth, firm, and tone skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may reduce the appearance of acne, scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and large pores.
Safety: Microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring little to no downtime. It’s considered safe for most people who are in overall good health. The procedure may not be safe for people who use certain acne medications, those with active acne, or those with moderate to severe psoriasis or eczema. You can experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.
Convenience: Each session may last about 30 minutes. It’s best to see a board certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or cosmetic surgeon for this procedure. In some states, an aesthetician may also be able to perform the procedure if supervised by a physician. You may need multiple treatments for the best results.
Cost: Microneedling can cost anywhere from $200 to $800 per session. The overall costs depend on the size of the area being worked on, the number of sessions needed, and the professional’s specific rates. It’s typically not covered by insurance unless your doctor deems the procedure medically necessary. However, those cases are rare.
Is collagen induction therapy effective?
Efficacy: It’s effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, scars, stretch marks, and maturing skin. You may notice brighter, firmer skin, too. Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions but may require a long-term maintenance plan. Microneedling is far more effective than at-home rollers.
How long does collagen induction therapy last?
Results can last a lifetime for scars, stretch marks and striae.
How long does it take for collagen induction to work?
Initial results are visible in 4-6 weeks. Peak results after 3 months.
Collagen biostimulators vs collagen induction therapy, which is better?
The verdict: It depends on your indication and your skin concern. In my clinical experience, I find that a combination approach works best for acne scars, stretch marks and skin textural issues. For pure skin volumisation, collagen biostimulators are superior.
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