More than 80% of men and 90% of women have some form of cellulite. But this skin feature can still be a source of stress and lower confidence— and it is challenging to treat with conventional surgical methods or lifestyle changes.
But because of their unique, body-led mechanism, advanced collagen biostimulators are effective at minimising the appearance of cellulite for years. Not only that, but they also boost youthful skin quality and provide smooth contours to the figure.
Defining collagen biostimulators
Collagen biostimulators are state-of-the-art dermal fillers that boost collagen production in the skin. They treat cellulite, loss of volume, lax skin, and other signs of ageing.
These biostimulating injections are a body-safe synthetic material: PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid). Used in cutting-edge medical devices for years, this sugar molecule in liquid form catalyses new collagen formation. Eventually, your body biodegrades them— but the benefits remain.
What is cellulite
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It typically appears on the thighs, buttocks, and stomach and is more common in women. It forms when fat cells push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.
This connective tissue is made of collagen, a protein that provides elasticity and structural support to the skin.
Ageing skin is, essentially, skin that is gradually losing its ability to produce collagen. And as we age, because the supportive collagen fibres break down, underlying cellulite becomes more visible.
How collagen biostimulators treat cellulite
When placed under your skin, the liquid PLLA acts as a wound. It activates your immune system cells (fibroblasts and myofibroblasts), which travel to the area. There, they begin biodegrading the injected material and creating more collagen.
The biodegrading and collagen activation process happens over many months. You will experience results (better volume and skin quality, firmness, reduced cellulite) between weeks 6 and 12.
Your body continues to react to the collagen biostimulators for up to 2 years when they are finally absorbed. The boost in collagen creation can last up to 4 years.
While other dermal fillers add immediate but short-lived volume to the treated area, collagen biostimulators are a longer-term solution: they build up your skin’s youth-creating abilities.
These biostimulating injections are a gentler and less disruptive approach for treating cellulite than cosmetic surgery.
Benefits of collagen biostimulators for cellulite
Collagen biostimulators increase skin thickness and volume in cellulite areas, filling out depressions (dimples) and creating an even contour.
Because they can build up your body’s ability to create new collagen for up to 4 years, they are a long-term rejuvenation solution for cellulite (unlike all other dermal fillers).
They improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, reducing lines and sagging and maximising youthful blood flow.
They are a non-invasive treatment, which means less pain and risks. If you cannot get cosmetic cellulite surgery, you can still take advantage of biostimulating injections.
With treatment time under an hour, minimal downtime, and results lasting up to 4 years, collagen biostimulators are an efficient cellulite treatment. They are also cost-effective, carrying lower expenses than surgical options.
Should you get collagen biostimulators for cellulite?
Collagen biostimulators are effective at treating cellulite in the thighs, buttocks, hips, or stomach.
They also provide solutions for other concerns that often coexist with cellulite, such as sagging skin or loss of figure definition.
If you are looking for a cost-effective, non-surgical cellulite treatment method, you might benefit from collagen biostimulators. These provide subtle, natural-looking results that help you recover your confidence and spark.
Treating cellulite with biostimulating injections
After you decide to book a consultation, you will have a 40-minute assessment with an experienced specialist. They will help you determine your rejuvenation goals and advise you on the best non-invasive cellulite treatment for your case.During your appointment, your specialist will insert collagen biostimulators using a very thin cannula that minimises bruising. The procedure requires local anaesthetics.With collagen biostimulators, results are not immediate. You will notice a slight change in volume after treatment, but the build-up of healthy collagen becomes visible between weeks 6-12.But what they lose in speed, they gain in durability. The results of treatment with collagen biostimulators can last up to 4 years if you perform aftercare correctly.
Immediately after treatment, you will experience swelling, which will decline in 24-48 hours. Swelling after this period indicates intense immune system activation, which results in new collagen.After your procedure, you will need to rest but can return to work the next day. You can resume physical activity after a week.It is decisive that you perform the daily self-massage technique that your specialist will teach you. This aftercare method distributes the active material correctly for best results and prevents the formation of uncomfortable nodules.
The best complementary treatments for cellulite
Depending on your cellulite, figure, and skin goals, your medical specialist might recommend a treatment plan adding complementary non-invasive methods:
PDO thread lifts work to stimulate supportive connective tissue under the skin. They help define the contours of the figure and firm the skin in the treated area.
Anti-wrinkle injections can prolong the results of collagen biostimulators by relaxing the surrounding muscles guilty of skin sagging and creasing.
If you want to start your journey to the most confident version of yourself, book a consultation at our Melbourne clinic. Our leading experts will tailor collagen biostimulators for cellulite to your unique aesthetic goals.
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