Collagen Stimulators have gained a lot of popularity in recent times. A lot of people are confused by the term and don’t know how this miracle treatment can work for you. In this article, we will help you understand what collagen-stimulating treatments are and how they can transform your appearance. If you want to look youthful and refreshed without undergoing the knife (who doesn’t), this post is perfect for you. Without further ado, let’s jump straight into the article.
What are Collagen Stimulating Treatments?
Collagen Stimulating treatments/fillers, also known as bio-stimulators, essentially contain an injectable substance known as poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). The treatment rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin and produces a very subtle yet impactful difference. Once the treatment is injected underneath your skin, the microparticles in the filler are absorbed by the body and overstimulate the skin to create more collagen, which can truly transform your skin.
Why is Collagen Treatments Required?
Let me understand what collagen is. Collagen is a protein that is naturally found in our bodies. Its main purpose is to support the shape and contour of the skin on the face. A number of factors contribute to the process of aging and loss of collagen. Most of us tend to lose collagen from the age of 25, and signs of aging start to appear on our faces: volume loss, loss of skin elasticity, contour changes, fine lines, and wrinkles. Collagen treatments aim to correct and prevent it all.
How do Collagen Induction Treatments Work?
The collagen stimulators are injected into the sides of the face and works your body to stimulate collagen production, aka neocollagenisis. Once the treatment is injected into the skin, the results will begin to show around the 12-week marker, and the results will continue to improve over the next 6 to 12 months. The results are very subtle when you initially get the treatment done but gradually improve over time. It won’t work like hyaluronic acid fillers, which give you instant results. It means that the treatment is ideal for those who don’t want a drastic change and hope to get natural, subtle results.
Pain Associated with Collagen Stimulating Treatments
Contrary to popular belief, the treatment won’t be painful. Most providers use a topical numbing agent to help you feel more comfortable during the process. Post the treatment, you won’t experience any form of pain or discomfort, and there is no downtime involved.
When will I Notice the Results?
Expect to see subtle and natural results over time when you get collagen-stimulating treatments. Most people will start to see results in around 12 weeks time frame in terms of volume and plumpness. Moreover, you will see improvement in terms of skin texture, reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and minimized acne scars.
Number of Treatment Sessions Required
Most patients need 2 to 3 treatments that are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart from each other. Yearly treatments are recommended to maintain the results and achieve a longer-lasting impact.
Side Effects from Collagen Stimulation Treatments
It is a fairly safe treatment with no major side effects. Expect to have some redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness which will resolve in a couple of days. Some patients might experience lumps, bumps, and pimples which also resolve on their own in a couple of weeks.
We hope you found this post informative and helpful! If you have any other questions about collagen stimulators or would like to book a consultation with our experts, leave them in the comments section below.