Collagen is a main component of skin. Collagen fibers create the infrastructure for elastin and hyaluronic acid, which supplies youthful elasticity and hydration. Collagen stimulators help by increasing your body’s own production of collagen. This can add volume to depressed areas, repair the appearance of even deep-seated lines, and provide plumpness to the cheeks. As with any aesthetic treatment, the decision to use collagen stimulators should be made in consultation with a practitioner.
There are many types of collagen stimulators. Some common name-brands include Sculptra, Dermaveil, Ellanse and Natural B. These collagen stimulators contain a biodegradable substance that is injected in the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the skin’s own natural collagen production.
How Does It Work?
During a treatment session, the collagen stimulator will be injected in the skin at the points of your choosing. Immediately after each treatment session, you may experience a degree of swelling which will temporarily reduce wrinkles and folds. The gradual process of collagen replacement then starts. Results will be gradually seen over a few months. Collagen stimulators tend to work subtly, gradually renewing skin thickness and firmness and correcting shallow to deep wrinkles and folds.
How Long Does It Take?
Collagen stimulator injection requires only several minutes with no downtime! After the initial fullness, it takes a few months to stimulate new collagen for the full effects to show in the face.
What Can You Expect?
With the stimulation of new collagen, you may see improved plumpness and reduced signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on the product used, the area injected, and the person involved, results may last for more than two years.