At Vamp Cosmetic Clinic we offer the full range of TGA approved collagen stimulators available in Australia – Radiesse, Sculptra and Profhilo. Collagen stimulators have been around for a long time used therapeutically in conditions associated with facial volume loss. Collagen stimulators have made a recent resurgence due to consumer shift away from enhancing treatments and towards more natural rejuvenating treatments.
Collagen stimulators stand apart from other cosmetic injectable treatments because their primary role is to improve the structure and appearance of the skin and their effects are long lasting.
Collagen stimulators can significantly improve the structure and appearance of the skin by stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin, establishing long lasting structural support for skin tissue. Collagen stimulators are commonly used for treatment of crepey, thinning, and wrinkled skin in the face, neck, decolletage and hands, with good effect in as few as 1-2 treatments.
Collagen stimulators are popular for rejuvenation of commonly neglected areas, such the neck, hands and decolletage, where few other treatment options are available. At Vamp, we have a diverse range of laser treatments for rejuvenation of neck, hands and decolletage. Lasers work well for rejuvenation of these areas however laser treatments may be associated with more risk and downtime and three or more treatments are usally needed. We utilise our lasers in combination with collagen stimulator treatments, mainly to treat pigmentation and discolouration for the face, decolletage and backs of hands.
Collagen stimulator treatment is a medical procedure and involves adminstering Schedule 4 pharamceuticals & medical risk. It should only be performed by qualified and trained Doctors and Regsitered Nurses. Our team is comprised of highly experienced, trusted doctors and nurses overseen by Dr Jacob Alexander MBBS FRACGP.
All collagen stimulators work to stimulate collagen and elastin and improve the structural integrity and appearance of the skin, but there are some differences between each product.
Sculptra and is a powerful collagen stimulator and works well for facial rejuvenation but will not immediately volumise the skin. Results take 10-12 weeks. Sculptra is a liquid and can be distributed broadly over the surface area of the face or localised to areas that need more rejuvenation such as cheeks or nasolabial folds. Sculptra is not recommended for hands and neck.
Radiesse is a volumising gel as well as a collagen stimulator. You will see an immediate volumising effect, followed by a secondary stimulation of long-lasting collagen and elastin, similar to Sculptra. For this reason, we like to use Radiesse for rejuvenation of hands, neck and decolletage where loss of volume and significant ‘crepeness’ is commonly seen. There is an immediate effect similar to a dermal filler followed by a longer lasting rejuvenation.
Profhilo is also a poweful collagen stimulator but does not provide immediate volumisation of the treated area. Profhilo like Sculptra takes time to see noticeable results but the collagen production and improvement in the appearance of the skin is worth waiting for.