BIOSTIMULATOR INJECTIONS

What are they?

These are a substance (due to Australian regulations we are not allowed to specify the drug name) that is injected beneath the skins surface to restore volume and improve the appearance of the skin. They work by stimulating your body’s own natural fibroblast (cells that create collagen and elastin) production.

Key Elements/Benefits:
  • No down time
  • Quick treatment times
  • Minimal discomfort
Who is suitable for B/S injections?

Biostimulator injections are designed for people who wish to restore volume in their face. They are a great alternative to dermal fillers or in combination with fillers they produce even more effective results. Areas that work well with these injections include temples, jowls and cheeks.

Contraindications for these injections include:

  • Pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Allergies to lidocaine
  • Certain bleeding disorders
Is there downtime?

Due to biostimulators being an injectable most patients will experience some form of bruising, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the area being treated. Swelling directly after is evident also.

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Is it painful?

We mix the substance with lidocaine to help reduce the pain, we also apply a topical anaesthetic cream 1 hour prior to injecting to enhance comfort levels more so. When the numbing wears off after the procedure most patients experience some mild discomfort – cold compress can help to alleviate this.

How many treatments are required/how many vials?

The recommended treatments will depend on the area being treated. Usually a minimum of 3 treatments is required about 4 weeks apart. Each session usually required 1 vial of biostimulator – this will cover the entire face.

How long will it last?

Results of these injections can last a couple of years, many patients will have booster treatments of 1 vial every 12 months to keep on top of their results and optimise longevity of the product.

Prior to treatment:

We recommend avoiding the use of supplements that may thin the blood including fish oils and aspirin. Prescription medications (ie warfarin) must be cleared by your GP before ceasing. Avoiding alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment will help to reduce the risk of bruising also.

During treatment:

Before we begin injecting a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area 1 hour prior – this optimises comfort levels. Once the area is numb we will disinfect with chlorhexidine Throughout the procedure you may experience some stinging sensations and tenderness – this is very normal and will subside.

After treatment:

Directly after the injections the area will be slightly swollen and some bruising may be evident. Once the numbing cream wears off you will experience some tenderness – a cold compress can be used to reduce pain levels. After the injections your aftercare will involve massaging the areas for 5 minutes, 5 x a day for 5 days. This will reduce nodule formulation. You must avoid other treatments on the face up to 1 month post treatment. The next few days after treatment many of our patients will attend the clinic for complimentary LED sessions – this helps speed up the healing and reduce bruising.

Potential risks:

Like all medical procedures there are risks. The most common side effect is swelling and bruising. Less common side effects include infection, nodules and necrosis (tissue death).

Potential risks:

Like all medical procedures there are risks. The most common side effect is swelling and bruising. Less common side effects include infection, nodules and necrosis (tissue death).

Cost:

$550 per vial

A minimum of 3 treatments is required to optimal results. These should be spread about 4 weeks apart.

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