What is Biostimulation:
In aesthetics biostimulation refers to the stimulation of new collagen , elastin and blood vessels with the purpose of rejuvenating skin and underlying tissue. Biostimulants can theoretically therefore be used to rejuvenate skin that become thin, dry crinkled and non elastic. Such skin is often found in aging around the mid and lower face, skin on the abdomen around the belly button, the neck area, back of the upper arms and just above the knees and buttocks.
How does it work:
A well known facial volume filler containing calcium hydroxyapatite ( CaHA) microspheres suspended in a methylcellulose gel is both a biostimulant and a volumizer when used as indicated for facial or hand surface rejuvenation. However this CaHA when reconstituted into a much thinner concoction can be used, without any volumizing effect, in larger areas when placed just underneath the skin. This procedure has been shown to cause rejuvenation and strengthening of skin and reduces the signs of skin aging over time. This is achieved through stimulation of the body’s own biomolecular mechanisms as it lays down new collagen , elastin and creates new capillaries.
We can also use it to treat cellulite. By injecting hyper diluted filler containing calcium hydroxyapaptite, into areas with moderate to severe cellulite, the skin is plumped out, reducing the appearance of dimpling.
When will I see results:
Studies have shown that there is a slight immediate result due to an immediate triggering of an inflammatory cascade but the production of new collagen is most apparent at 3 months if a second treatment is utilized just prior to this. A lasting aesthetic improvement has been shown to 18 months in studies which demonstrate tighter elastic skin and increased thickness. There are obviously multiple variables in any biomolecular cascade depending on the technique used but also and more importantly the individual’s tissue response. The individual response will vary depending on age , health status and genetics. Therefore, as with any medical procedure, results will vary.
How many treatments are required ?
Two treatments are required preferably 6 weeks apart. Please NOTE that prices include both your treatments.
How is this procedure priced?
Price depends on the size of the area treated, physician procedural time and the complexity of the specific area. Treatment is priced as a package which includes the 2 treatments, all products, instruments, and physician’s procedures. These packages cannot be split or substituted for any other treatment.
Initial Consultation is FREE and will provide you with time to review this treatment option and to answer all your questions. Documentation and side effects will be discussed more fully at the initial consultation. Generally the use of this product is very similar to all aesthetic fillers, the main difference is that it is not a hyaluronate (HA) gel and therefore cannot be dissolved with an enzyme if needed. It is dispersed slowly through ones own natural metabolic processes.
Here are some diagrammatic guidelines:
Full Face Partial Face
Full Neck Partial Neck
Buttocks Full Ab
Medium Ab Small Ab