Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. As it begins to decrease in your mid twenties, it eventually will first be noticeable on your face and gradually on other external areas of the skin. Where as genetics and lifestyle play an important role, many don’t experience facial volume loss or wrinkles until their 30’s. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are the most commonly known and most widely used (ie. Juvederm, Restylane) however there is another group of injectables that are “biostimulators”.... (My personal favorites!) This means that they actually stimulate collagen in the area that they are injected.
At AW Plastic Surgery, our favorite biostimulators are Sculptra and Bellafill. We individualize the treatment plan according to each specific patient. Some patients are better candidates for one over the other however we often combine the two injectables during 2 sittings for an optimal result. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️Sculptra® or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a synthetic injectable that stimulates your skins own natural collagen production resulting in a subtle, gradual and natural volume increase in the areas of injection. It can be injected in the face for deep lines and wrinkles as well to improve the shape of the face. 2-4 treatments are recommended and clinical studies show 80% patient satisfaction at 25 months. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️Bellafill has tiny, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that are suspended within a base of smooth collagen gel. Once injected, the collagen gel immediately reduces the look of lines or lost volume. Over time, your body uses the microspheres in Bellafill to create a “scaffold” onto which your own natural collagen can develop for up to 5 years. This collagen forms a foundation that adds volume to wrinkles, reducing their appearance – and giving you natural-looking results that feel soft and smooth. 83% patient satisfaction at 5 years.👍🏼 NATURAL LOOKING
STIMULATING YOUR OWN COLLAGEN (Both sounds awesome to me)
Set up a consultation to hear more about both of these biostimulators and to set up a treatment plan specifically for you, and your needs.