Biostimulator Injections

Biostimulators are a type of injectable used to stimulate collagen and/or elastin.This can improve skin texture, reduce skin laxity, and replace volume loss.

A Woman sitting in a chair receiving biostimulator injection treatment
A woman laying on a table receiving Sculptra injection treatment

Treatment Overview

The two types of biostimulators we use are Sculptra and Radiesse. Biostimulators work primarily by stimulating collagen and elastin which improve skin laxity and replace volume loss. This treatment usually consists of two to three sessions spaced six weeks apart.

The entire procedure usually takes less than 50 minutes.

Common injection sites include:

  • Temples
  • Mid Face and Cheeks
  • Lateral Smile Lines
  • Neck Laxity
  • Chest Wrinkles
  • Butt Augmentation

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Here are some tips for preparing before treatment:

  • Schedule a consult: Before your first treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our skin care specialists to answer your questions and determine which treatment is best for you.
  • Plan ahead: Schedule your appointment about 2 weeks before special events to allow redness and swelling to diminish.
  • Avoid blood-thinning products: Certain supplements or medications can cause bruising or bleeding. Discontinue at least 3 days before your treatment after talking with your doctor about changing or stopping a prescription medication. The most common products discontinued before treatment are:
  • Aspirin
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Garlic
  • Ginseng
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Essential fatty acids

Discontinue 24 hours before your treatment:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Niacin
  • Cigarettes
  • Avoid Makeup
  • Updates: Notify your skin care specialist about skin rashes, cold sores, or new skin conditions.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

After your Biostimulator procedure is complete, take a few precautions to get the most out of your treatment.

Avoid Post-Treatment:

  • High-intensity physical activity for 24 hours.
  • Getting any other facial treatments for at least 2 weeks.
  • Bruising and swelling can persist for up to 2 weeks post procedure.
  • Often massaging for five minutes, five times a day, for five days is recommended post procedure to increase results.

What to Expect from Your Treatment

Biostimulator injectables are injected via a small needle or cannula. Topical or injectable numbing is used to make sure the treatment is very comfortable. Usually a series of at least three treatment sessions is recommended. While the results of biostimulators are gradual and natural they can last for up to three to five years.

Frequently Asked Questions

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