Facial and Body Collagen Promoter
Facial and Body Collagen Promoter
Facial and body collagen promoter – the treatment that activates your skin’s natural power to revitalize collagen production for a more youthful appearance. This facial and body collagen promoter is a unique A&C treatment due to its ability to stimulate collagen.
Beautiful skin is a journey. But as time goes on, it can be harder and harder to keep up. As you age, collagen production diminishes, and your skin doesn’t have the same resiliency and fullness it did in the past.
Discover the facial and body collagen promoter – the treatment that activates your skin’s natural power to revitalize collagen production for a more youthful appearance. The facial and body collagen promoter is a unique A&C treatment due to its ability to stimulate collagen.
Facial and body collagen promoter works with your body to stimulate collagen production lost to aging, rebuilding and reinforcing your skin’s structural foundation. Through a series of treatments, typically about three sessions over a few months, it restores the support and volume of youthful looking skin, providing results that can last up to two years.
- Facial and body collagen promoter was first approved 1999 in Europe for filling small facial deficits and it is currently available in more than 40 countries globally.
- Facial and body collagen promoter consist of Poly- L-Lactic Acid, which is a synthetic polymer that has been used in human body since 1960 and as medical suture material from 1970.
Poly-L-lactic acid micro-particles form the key component of facial and body collagen promoter. This natural product is then mixed with 2 ml 1% Lidocaine and 6-8 ml of sterile ad list 2 hours prior to treatment. No skin testing is not required before hand as the product is biocompatible.
The procedure itself takes around 30 minutes to perform. Patients tend to describe the process as “uncomfortable” rather than painful, however, we use a topical anaesthetic cream to minimise any discomfort. The facial and body collagen promoter product is injected beneath into the adipose tissue of the face, into the skin’s dermis.
Following a patient’s first treatment, it may appear that results are achieved immediately. Patients often experience minor edema at the site of injection, but this is temporary. The facial and body collagen promoter procedure mechanism stimulates a foreign-body reaction and stimulates the production of collagen. This process is characterized by an increased number of mast cells, macrophages and lymphocytes.
The tissue which is formed as a result appears natural, the facial contours appear normal and the restored volume to the face does not appear false. As a result, cheek bones appear more defined and cheeks appear rounder and more youthful in appearance.
Patients who typically receive 4 injections at injections 2-4 week intervals, demonstrate signs of breaking down the facial and body collagen promoter at around 6 – 9 months following injection. At around 9 -12 months following treatment, the facial and body collagen promoter product tends to have reabsorbed. Clinical studies have repeatedly indicated that the effects last for at least 2 – 5 years following treatment.
The edema created through injection, as previously mentioned, usually resolves after several hours to a few days. This results in the “reappearance” of original contour deficiencies. Facial and body collagen promoter works by gradually correcting the depression in the skin.
The process of collagen stimulation occurs over several months to restore lost facial volume, whereas traditional filler merely offers immediate results. This restored volume created is therefore a patient’s own body’s response to the product. Results appear natural and feel smooth and plump to the touch.
Facial and body collagen promoter does not fill the space and merely form immediate results like traditional fillers, but causes collagen stimulation and growth of fibrous tissue, whilst gradually restoring volume.
Traditional dermal fillers tend to require revision every 6 months, whereas facial and body collagen promoter acts over a longer period of time and is thus more cost-effective and easier to maintain for a patient.
Patients who desire immediate improvement may require additional augmentation through the injection of hyaluronic acid, to tide them over for the meantime.
The volume of water used to suspend the facial and body collagen promoter product is relatively great, therefore patients can leave the clinic feeling facial volume has increased. Patients should understand that this immediate improvement will subside within 2 – 4 days and that patients must then wait for collagen stimulation to commence from between week 2 – 4.
Patients must also appreciate that as the product is injected, bruising may occur. If this is the case, bruising will typically last for 2-4 days. Patients should avoid taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications during this period.
Once a patient is happy with the facial volumisation achieved, results can be expected to last up to 2-5 years, according to Dr. Juan. To maintain this desired effect, touch-up procedures might be advised for certain individuals. Non-smoking patients have longer lasting results, as smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin and dehydrates the skin throughout the collagen stimulation process.
Injection-related issues such as minor redness and discomfort can be expected immediately after treatment. Some swelling and bruising may also occur but will be temporary and last only for a few days.
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal daily activities immediately following the facial and body collagen promoter treatment.
Right candidates are those patients who have:
Mild to moderate signs of ptosis of the skin • Loss of tissue volume • Development of fine lines and wrinkles • Sagging eyebrows • A relaxed / sagging mid-facial appearance • Thinning of the lips • Prominence of the jaw • Slight bags under the eyes or on the neck • Patients with some relapse from a previous procedure such as a facelift or neck lift • Facial asymmetry • Skin dehydration
Poor candidates are:
Those patients who have excessively sagging skin at an advanced age will show a very limited improvement • Those patients who are obese, or have very heavy, rugged skin too will show minor improvement. In these patients, thread lift can be combined with liposuction
Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularities appear. These inconveniences will subside within few days after the procedure
The doctor will prescribe antibiotic if there is a high risk of infection
Apply ice packs immediately after the procedure
Take analgesics in case of pain for 2-3 days
Refrain from applying make-up for minimum 24 hours
Sleep face up, in an elevated position for about 3-5 nights
Wash face gently without rubbing or massaging for 5-7 days
Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows for about 3-5 nights
Wash and dry face gently without rubbing or massaging for 5-7 days
Avoid excessive face and neck movements for about 2 weeks
Avoid face and neck massages for 1 month
Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight for 2 weeks
Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds for 2 weeks
Avoid sports and exercise for 2 weeks
Do not use saunas for about 3 weeks
Do not use saunas or hammams for about 3 weeks
Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks
Dr. Juan will prescribe antibiotic if there is a substantial risk of infection
As facial and body collagen promoter is a natural bio-stimulator, it improves the texture and restores a youthful glow to the skin.