Collagen Biostimulators

INDICATIONS:
• Facial and body skin laxity;
• Improvement of skin quality;
• Improvement of facial contour.

Rejuvenation procedures are also performed with a special class of products, called collagen biostimulators. These are injectable substances that cause a controlled inflammatory reaction in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers by fibroblasts. Collagen production reduces sagging and improves skin texture and firmness.

INDICATIONS:
• Facial and body skin laxity;
• Improvement of skin quality;
• Improvement of facial contour.

Rejuvenation procedures are also performed with a special class of products, called collagen biostimulators. These are injectable substances that cause a controlled inflammatory reaction in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers by fibroblasts. Collagen production reduces sagging and improves skin texture and firmness.

The main biostimulators currently available are:
POLYLACTIC ACID (Sculptra®)
CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITE (Radiesse®)
POLYCAPROLACTONE (Ellansé®)

Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra®) stimulates collagen production, improving skin texture and support. It also has a volumizing effect, and can be used to restore facial volume and contour. It lasts about two years, and can be reapplied after this period. It can be used to treat body skin laxity, such as in the buttocks, arms and inner thighs.

Calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®) is a gel that contains microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite, a substance present in bones and teeth. In addition to stimulating collagen production, it acts like a filler, and is used to treat facial contours, often replacing hyaluronic acid. Another important indication for Radiesse is hand rejuvenation, improving skin atrophy and the visible aspect of vessels and tendons.

Polycaprolactone (Ellansé®) is a collagen biostimulator that also has a filling effect. It consists of polycaprolactone microspheres suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. The gel causes an immediate volumizing effect, and can be used to improve facial support and contour. The microspheres stimulate collagen production, with effects that can last for about 2 years.

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