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Collagen stimulators work by stimulating your own natural collagen production.

Collagen stimulators usually require multiple treatments to achieve the desired result. Results appear gradually after 4 - 6 weeks, and improvements from collagen synthesis continues for 3 - 6 months.


Growth Factors in Skin Care

Stem cells produce growth factors which may rejuvenate skin and address signs of ageing. Growth factors are protein segments (peptides) that are the control mechanism for wound healing and regeneration of cells. Skin care that boosts collagen production must be able to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin where new skin cells are formed, and where collagen is produced to give your skin the support and firmness it needs to appear younger and less wrinkled.

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Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen Induction Therapy (also known as micro-needling) is clinically proven to promote collagen stimulation and skin rejuvenation. It can also soften scar tissue.

Multiple fine needles pierce the skin using either vertical stamping or rolling methods. The controlled needling creates micro injuries in the skin, instigating the skin’s repair mechanism of collagen synthesis - the growth of new collagen and elastin.

Piercing the skin creates microscopic channels that allow topical solutions to penetrate into the deeper layers of the dermis, increasing absorption. Infusing hyaluronic acid into these channels can instantly hydrate the skin. Infusing collagen stimulating ingredients can further improve skin texture and tone.

Collagen induction therapy is indicated for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Scars - including acne scarring (not suitable for keloid scars, or scars less than 6 months old)
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation.

Micro-needling can be used on all skin colours and skin types. It can be carried out clinically or in the home.  

Redness occurs following treatments and generally subsides within 48 hours. It may last longer with deeper needling and for those with sensitive skin.

Collagen growth is visible from 6 weeks and the skin will continue to improve over 6 - 12 months.

A regime of 4 - 6+ treatments, 4 weeks apart is recommended to achieve the best results.


Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is derived from your own blood sample and contains growth factors.

When injected, PRP can help regenerate and revitalise damaged skin, smooth fine lines and improve skin texture - colour, elasticity, tone and thickness by:

  • Stimulating new collagen production
  • Inducing mesenchymal stem cell division and differentiation
  • Stimulating the development of new blood vessels.

Platelet Rich Plasma is indicated for:

  • Fine lines and superficial wrinkles
  • Improving skin texture – ideal for crepey skin (it should not be injected where solar keratosis / skin cancers are present)
  • Full-face or targeted rejuvenation
  • Decolletage (the neck and chest is slower to improve than the face)
  • Back of hands.

It is important to note that PRP does not add facial volume. It thickens the skin in the collagen layer only.

Maximum swelling occurs in the first hour, with the most dramatic swelling occurring around the eye region. Swelling generally subsides over 3 - 5 days depending on the area injected and the amount of skin laxity present.

Bruising can be expected and can be significant in the eye region also. Bruising may take 1 - 2 weeks to completely clear, depending on the initial severity. Care is always taken to minimize bruising, but it can be unavoidable.

Collagen growth is visible from 4 - 6 weeks and the skin will continue to improve up to 3 months following each treatment.

A regime of 2 - 4+ treatments, no less than 4 weeks apart is recommended. Once the desired outcome is achieved, treatments are reduced to a maintenance regime of one treatment every 6 - 12 months.


Collagen Stimulating Dermal Filler

This dermal filler is injected specifically into the mid layer of the skin.

It is classed as a Schedule 4 Prescription Only substance.

This dermal filler is a bio-resorbable medical device. When injected, it stimulates your body to generate your own new collagen which gives a sustained and natural looking appearance. Results are immediate and remain throughout the chosen period of longevity.

The results last longer than other dermal fillers. They are not permanent, lasting from 1 - 4 years, however they cannot be dissolved. There are restrictions on the facial areas where they can be injected.

Collagen stimulating dermal fillers are indicated for:

  • Brow lift
  • Temple volume
  • Cheek volume augmentation
  • Cheek folds / nasolabial folds
  • Nose reshaping
  • Lip lines / peri-oral lines
  • Smile lines  / oral commissures
  • Jowls
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin / mental crease
  • Chin augmentation
  • Hand rejuvenation.