What is Collagen Stimulator?
Collagen stimulator (Type R) is comprised of Calcium microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen for a more refreshed appearance. Once injected, Collagen Stimulator provides an immediate but temporary correction of moderate lines and volume loss. Over the following 4-6 months the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the calcium microspheres, leaving behind only your own natural collagen for a long-lasting effect. The process of collagen stimulation can take up to 12 months to occur and multiple sessions may be required for optimal results. Collagen stimulators are an excellent treatment for cheeks, jawline, temples, hands, crepiness on the neck or arms and patients with severe volume loss. Collagen stimulators are not suitable for treatment of lips, perioral volume deficit, glabella or forehead.
What does the treatment involve?
Collagen Stimulator injections are performed in chair and take 30minutes or less. Depending on the treatment area our nurse may apply a topical local anaesthetic to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. A tiny needle or cannula will be used to inject the collagen stimulator into the target areas. The exact volume injected depends on the depth of the volume deficit, amount of change desired, skin type, and other factors.
How many treatments will I need?
Collagen stimulator isn't permanent, so you'll have to repeat treatments as often as needed. For some people, treatments will only be required every two years. Others might need small maintenance injections in between major treatments.
How long will the results last?
Results appear immediately, and can last for up to two years.
What does the treatment cost?
Who can have this treatment?
Anyone above the age of 18 looking to reverse the signs of aging. This treatment is not suitable to have while pregnant or nursing. This treatment is also not suitable for patients Systemic disorders which cause poor wound healing or will lead to tissue deterioration over the implant.
Patients may experience bruising, swelling, redness or tenderness at the point of injection.
Pre and Post care information
After collagen stimulator it is best not to unnecessarily touch or massage the treated area for a few days, though normal make-up routines may be adhered to. It is also advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to heat, cold, and sun for up to two weeks following your injections. Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, green tea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen and NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.