Collagen Stimulators Sydney NSW

Dermal Stimulator Fillers for volume restoration and enhancement

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Dermal stimulator fillers are used to restore volume loss due to lost facial fat, for example through ageing or illness. They are also used to enhance volume in areas like cheeks, temples and hands.

At Áda we use dermal stimulator products from Galderma and Merz companies. There is also Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from Regen that is an autologous dermal stimulator.

Facial Volumising/Contouring with Galderma

Where can it be used?

It is used to grow volume in the skin, which will help reduce signs of ageing. Especially in thin faces or people who have lost facial fat (lipoatropy).

This product is approved for treating HIV patients with facial fat loss associated with their anti-viral therapy. For such patients the cost of product and treatment is subsided by the Australian National Health System. Certain requirements need to be met.

A more recent use has been to treat the Upper chest or the décolletage to reduce the vertical creases seen in the middle of the chest between the breasts.

How does it work?

The product is injected under the skin where the tiny particles are dispersed and start to stimulate dermal cells to grow new collagen. This process is not immediate, but gradually you will see results develop, usually after 6 weeks and up to 6 months post-procedure.

Is this filler permanent?

No, the tiny particles are biodegradable, meaning the skin’s normal enzymes will break them up. But it is a slow process that may take 2 years or more.

How long does it last?

Due to the slow break-up of the product particles we anticipate that most people will only require top up treatment around 2 years later.

Will a doctor do the treatments?

Yes, all consultations, treatment plans and injections are completed by our experienced aesthetic physicians. No ‘dermal injectors’ or nurses complete these treatments at Áda clinics.

Are there any side effects?

In a small number of cases small nodules may be felt or seen shortly after treatment (because the product stimulates new collagen).  This may not need any treatment as it will dissolve with time, or if it is visible you may need a collagen dissolving injection.

A very rare complication is delayed or late onset of swelling or nodules some months after treatment. This will require more active treatment to remove.

This product can add significant volume to an ageing or thin face, hence creating more support for the skin. The end result of this added skin volume is that the facial contours are improved, rejuvenating the facial appearance.

Is everyone suitable for this filler?

Our doctors will advise you whether you would be suitable for this or another treatment option.

Collagen Stimulator from Merz

Where can this be used?

It can be used to add volume and contour the ageing face. However, it is not used around the eyes or lips. Its main use is in the mid-face, cheeks, lower-face, chin and jaw line.

At Áda this dermal stimulator filler is the treatment of choice for treating ageing hands. This product will restore volume of thinning skin to hide the prominent veins, bones and tendons.

How does it work?

The tiny biodegradable particles are suspended in an elastic gel matrix. The product is injected under the skin, where there is an immediate volumising effect followed later by a more gradual simulation of the skin cells to grow new collagen. This adds volume to the thinning, ageing skin and provides more support to the overlying skin so it has a tightening effect.

How long will results last?

We anticipate up to 12 months for most people before repeat treatment is required.

Who will be treating me?

At Áda Aesthetic Medicine only our experienced aesthetic physicians will complete your consultations, treatment plans and injections. No ‘dermal therapists’ or nurses are used at Áda clinics.

Are there any side effects?

Initial bruising and swelling are the main temporary side effects, which usually clear within 2 weeks.

Longer-term side effects are rare, such as prolonged swelling that may take up to 2 weeks to clear. Firm lump or nodule formation is also a rare side effect that may require treatment if visible.

Other treatments for Collagen Stimulation

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What are dermal stimulator fillers?

Dermal stimulator fillers are specialised dermal fillers used to restore lost volume, especially in areas where facial fat has diminished due to ageing or other factors. They work by stimulating collagen production and are commonly used in regions like the cheeks, temples, and hands to enhance volume and achieve a more youthful appearance.

Is a collagen stimulator better than a filler?

Whether a collagen stimulator or a traditional filler is better depends on your preferences. Collagen stimulators gradually enhance volume by promoting natural collagen production, offering longer-lasting and more subtle results. Traditional fillers provide immediate volume and are great for precise contouring. Consult a professional to decide based on your goals.

How long does it take for filler to stimulate collagen?

Collagen stimulation from fillers begins shortly after the injection and can continue for several months, with peak effects around three to six months. Individual responses vary based on factors like filler type and personal characteristics.

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Glebe Practice

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Tuesday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Wednesday10:00am to 6:00pm
    Thursday9:30am to 4:30pm
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    Saturday9:30am to 3:30pm

Our Glebe practice is easily accessible by train and bus. There is metered street parking available.

Wollongong Consult Room

  • Phone 1300 651 149
  • Address 332 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Dr Peter Muzikants only travels to Wollongong twice a month and takes consultations there on Thursdays. If you'd like to request a consultation in Wollongong, please ensure you select the right location when enquiring.