Biostimulators induce your own body to create collagen and elastin. They are ideal for those who want a natural overall facial re-volumization and improvement in their skin’s appearance.
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) particles which integrate into your skin and create a “scaffold” that stimulates production of collagen and elastin. The newly formed collagen and elastin replaces the correction provided by the gel carrier, smoothing lines and promoting renewed skin structure. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, knees, abdomen, things, and buttocks.
Sculptra (generic name is “poly-L-lactic acid” or PLLA) is a synthetic form of lactic acid which is made in our muscles after exercise. Polylactic acid is lactic acid molecules stuck together in strings (a polymer). Through an inflammatory process, PLLA encourages endogenous collagen production, creating fibrous proteins serving as the structural framework for your skin. It can be used on the face and body.
Both biostimulators require 1-4 sessions a month apart and results last up to 2 years.