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Biostimulator Injections vs. Fillers — Which Should You Choose?

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

There are many reasons why fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin occur. While the most common cause is collagen fibre and elastin loss as we age, smoking, squinting, and exposing ourselves to UV rays are only a few of the others. Just as there are numerous causes, several options for reversing them exist, but which is best when considering biostimulator injections vs. fillers?


Before considering any cosmetic alterations, speak to a skincare professional about the pros and cons of each procedure option before deciding on one. At Re-juvenation Cosmedical Injectables, our highly experienced team uses advanced technology to provide 100% client satisfaction. Below, we’ll explain the difference between biostimulator injections and fillers and how to choose. 



What You Should Know About Biostimulator Injections


Biostimulation injectable treatments are a type of dermal filler that (as you can tell by the name) biologically stimulates collagen growth in a deeper skin layer, the dermis. Injections like calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) and poly-L-lactic acid fillers (Sculptra), the two most common kinds, comprise biocompatible materials that interact with the biological system. 


They encourage new collagen fibre growth, bridging the gap between existing ones. In doing so, they lighten the depth of lines and wrinkles and add volume and firmness to the appearance of the skin. 


What Are Traditional Dermal Fillers?


Traditional dermal fillers, also known as hyaluronic acid fillers, help improve the look of the face by adding volume and filling or adding protrusion. However, rather than stimulate fibre and collagen growth for long-term results, the former uses an injectable gel to plump up different areas of the face, like the under eyes, lips, cheeks, etc. 


Which Is Right for You?


Before beginning a procedure, your medical professional discusses your medical history to determine whether you’re a candidate for either. Then, they’ll ask questions to understand your needs and preferences better. Also, depending on your current concerns or the actual skin, laxity, and issues that you may have on the face, you may or may not be a candidate.


For instance, for immediate results and instant gratification, hyaluronic acid fillers are best. Because it uses a gel that acts as synthetic collagen instead of taking the time to regenerate the fibres like biostimulator injections, you see the results immediately. 


Other factors to consider in the bio stimulator injections vs. fillers debate include:


  • A number of sessions: If you want a simpler process and find it hard to make it to the office for more than one session, fillers are better since you just need one visit. Biostimulator injections require multiple visits and injections. 

  • Reversibility: If the outcome isn’t what you expected, your medical professional will administer hyaluronidase, which takes a few days to two weeks to reverse the hyaluronic acid. However, while fillers are reversible, biostimulator injections are not.

  • The duration of the results: Biostimulator injection results last longer (about two or more years), while fillers only last about six to 12 months. 


Rejuvenate Your Skin Today!


When it comes to your skin, second best is never good enough. That’s why our professional team at Re-juvenation Cosmedical Injectables takes the time to know each patient and their goals. 


To learn more about biostimulator injections vs. fillers, call (416) 832-2274. You’ll receive a free consultation today!

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