What is BIOSTIMULATION?
There are facial aesthetic treatments like Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Injections which improve the ageing face immediately giving the patients the results they are looking for. Although Dermal Fillers have some bio-stimulatory effects as well, that is not the main reason we use and like them.
Bio-stimulation is the triggering of the body’s own, natural, self-healing and self-regenerative mechanisms. To give you a very simple example think of cutting your finger. As soon as you cut it, there is an injury and there is bleeding, followed by the healing process. All this is mediated by your own growth factors stored in your platelets in the circulating blood. They are responsible for clotting the leaking vessels to stop the bleeding and then they release their content – a cocktail of growth factors – which are responsible for the healing process.
We can mimic this process with minimally invasive aesthetic treatments such as Dracula Therapy; when we use your own growth factors isolated from your blood or Mesotherapy; when we use a ready-made mix of tailor-made cocktails to target and stimulate the cells of the skin or hair follicles.
Dermaroller or Micro-needling works exactly the same, by causing hundreds of micro-needle-injuries to trigger the bio-stimulatory healing process.
Another way of biostimulation which can be achieved by Dermal Fillers works on the fibroblasts; the cells producing your natural collagen and hyaluronic acid. These cells are activated by the means of ‘tension receptors’ which are stimulated as the fibroblasts are stretched by the lifting effects of the fillers. This is the reason why fillers make the anchoring ligaments (they keep the skin in place) stronger so that less sagging occurs as a long-term benefit.
There is one more way biostimulation can be achieved through the use of a non-hyaluronic acid filler, called Radiesse from Merz (FDA approved). It is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel, so it gives an immediate volumising and lifting effect, but on the long term, it triggers the natural collagen and elastin formation around the spheres resulting in further improvement in the quality of the skin.
To achieve an immediate improvement in someone’s look we need the Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle injections which work effectively and safely. These procedures will give you the result you are looking for (please be aware of my Safe Aesthetic Treatment Campaign in this regard).
Although Fillers have bio-stimulatory effects as well, we can further improve the tissues and skin by the means of other biostimulation treatments such as Dracula Therapy, Dermaroller or Mesotherapy.
So, once we have fixed the first priorities and achieved a non-surgical facelift with fillers, we can plan the biostimulation treatments as well. Usually, they start with an initial session of 3 or 6, followed by a maintenance of 2 to 4 times a year. The effects of the biostimulation treatments are not as prompt and obvious as the ones that can be achieved by Fillers or Wrinkle injections; they build up on a mid and long term.
The Number One choice should be the Dermal Fillers because they give an immediate result followed by a natural long-term bio-stimulatory effect.
With Dracula Therapy we can treat the deep tissues as well as the skin and even your thinning hair. It is completely natural since we use the power of your own growth factors.
On the other hand, the Mesotherapy and Skin needling improve only the skin and as we know the signs of ageing are resulted mainly by the shrinkage of the cushioning fat pads of the face beneath the skin, so treating the skin – although important – will never give us the expected results.
Many patients come to my office and say that they want only natural treatments like Dracula Therapy or Dermaroller. “No toxin or fillers” – they add too. Then I ask them to show me the details on their face which are bothering them. They hold the mirror and start pointing to the frown lines, the crow’s feet area, the deep under eye circles and the saggy jaws; none of these can be fixed with biostimulation treatments alone!
Then I tell them about the efficacy and safety studies behind wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, the millions of treatments performed yearly and the decades they have been used, for the biggest satisfaction of the patients. However, I do also mention the significance of the Safe Aesthetic Treatments Campaign.
Bio-stimulatory treatments work alongside or as a complementary option to the promptly effective treatments such as Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle treatments.
The initial consultation is the most important part of your journey in facial aesthetics if you are new to it. Almost all patients have a different degree of misunderstanding regarding dermal fillers and Wrinkle treatment injections. After the initial consultation with Dr Bela, you will have a good understanding of the most important aspects of your treatment such as your treatment plan, product selection, your safety, results, longevity and budget. With this information, you will be able to make an informed decision about your look and treatments.
Book your 30 min consultation now. It might take years for patients to make a decision to book in for a consultation, which they regret: “I wish I had started my treatments earlier” – as patients say.