Biostimulating Filler: The Right Cosmetic Filler for You
Jahnave Dadi, Priti P Patel MD
With great age, comes great aging. Today, millions of Americans are opting for facial fillers, yet why use biostimulatory fillers rather than other types? Let’s get into that!
What Are Facial Fillers and Who Needs Them
Fillers are one of the most commonly used forms of plastic surgery considering that they are minimally invasive and priced reasonably compared to the other procedures such as surgery.
Biostimulation dermal fillers consist of calcium based molecules suspended in a water based gel liquid. They can be injected into most parts of the face and if you are worried about allergies, truth be told that the materials found in these fillers are similar to the minerals in your body.
This is why these fillers are such a great fit for individuals who notice those signs of aging like droopy skin, lines, wrinkles, and even loss of some of that bounce your skin used to have. To be able to keep up with the fast paced life our world has created, many men and women have turned to the use of these methods to give our skin that glow and collagen production.
How Do Facial Fillers Work
Biostimulating cosmetic fillers are known to provide results for over a year as they stimulate the body to produce collagen making the skin appear fresh and youthful. Popular brands include Sculptra and Radiesse. Sculptra contains polylactic acid aka PLLA and Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which is a substance found naturally in human bones.
These products take much more of a natural approach to making the skin appear much smoother because of their FDA approved ingredients.
Either of these products can be injected into your tissue where it lends a hand in creating collagen to rejuvenate and build elasticity in your skin. They improve the appearance of the skin by bringing this lost volume to your jawline, cheeks, and those deep lines in your smile. This minimally invasive procedure requires little to no recovery time which allows for smooth sailing for the year to come.
Biostimulatory Fillers vs Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Although hyaluronic acid fillers are by far more popular in the USA, this doesn’t necessarily mean they are always the go to product. If you are new to fillers and other injectables, you will probably deem that HA is the best option because of their immediate results. Nonetheless, HA fillers generally last 9-24 months. For women and men who want longer and more natural benefits, a biostimulating filler may be a better option since it builds your own collagen.
Biostimulatory fillers allow for that lasting effect and might be better long term. Biostimulatory fillers cannot be dissolved so we always recommend newer clients to start with a hyaluronic acid based filler.. Biostimulatory fillers are also able to effect deeper areas of the skin making their results more structural.
Make sure to reach out to a professional like Dr. Priti Patel, a board certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, to receive this treatment today.