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Injectable biostimulatory treatments harness and amplify your own body’s natural ability to boost collagen and elastin throughout the skin layers for a rejuvenated, naturally rested appearance. Biostimulatory treatments differ from regular dermal fillers in that they work slowly over time globally rehydrate and restore youthful contours and qualities of the skin. 

These biostimulatory treatments also rejuvenate skin quality with visible skin firming, contouring, and tightening effects. Because the body’s natural resources are boosted, the results of biostimulatory treatments occur progressively over weeks to months in a gradual manner. When done at the same time with a tightening energy-based device like Sofwave, the results are seen sooner and even more amplified. 

Biostimulatory treatments engage with your own body’s biology to stimulate new collagen and elastic tissue development. This restores and slows the aging process, while improving issues like laxity, and sagging.

What is the difference between dermal fillers and biostimulators?

As we age, our skin loses essential proteins like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, which are key to its structural integrity. Following this loss, signs of aging like fine lines, creases, and loss of facial volume become a permanent fixture in our once youthful complexion, causing us to look tired and older than we are.

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can provide volume and structural support, and are used in specific areas like the lips, cheeks or chin for immediate results. Biostimulatory treatments provide gradual improvement in skin quality, tightening, and contours globally throughout the face and neck, often without additional volume for those who already feel their faces are full or heavy. Fillers and biostimulators can be used together for even more impactful results, with fillers giving immediate improvement, and biostimulators supplying global restoration and long-term maintenance.  

Biostimulatory treatments are used for:

  • Pan-facial rejuvenation
  • To tighten and smooth the neck
  • Address body laxity on areas like the thighs, abdomen, arms

What can I expect with Biostimulatory Treatments?

The health and integrity of your skin are Dr. Annie Chiu’s primary passion and specific area of expertise. One of her missions at The Derm Institute is to go beyond temporary aesthetic treatments and find long-lasting solutions that work with your biology in a more natural and progressive way. With her extensive skin health and anatomy knowledge coupled with her expert technique, she can create natural-looking and prolonged results that boost your self-confidence.

Learn more about biostimulator injections by reading on or schedule a consultation with Annie Chiu, MD

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Common Questions

How long do the effects of Biostimulator treatments last?

The duration of the effects of biostimulator treatments can vary depending on different factors, including the product used, the area treated, and the individual’s natural aging process. Because biostimulator treatments boost your own body’s collagen or elastic tissue, these benefits do not have a duration, but they stay with you and undergo the natural aging with you.  Maintenance treatments to keep up with the pace of aging are recommended every 12-24 months.

When do biostimulator treatments show results?

Biostimulator treatments like Sculptra, Radiesse, Microneedling, and PRP therapy trigger the body’s collagen production in the skin. This collagen production stimulated by the treatments takes time to build up, so results are not immediate and may take several weeks or months to become apparent. However, the effects last for much longer than traditional cosmetic treatments that treat issues at a surface level.

Is there any downtime with biostimulator treatments?

Biostimulator treatments typically require little to no downtime, making them a convenient option for individuals who want to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing surgery or other invasive treatments.  Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site after injectable biostimulator treatments, but these side effects are generally mild and subside within a few hours to a few days. In most cases, patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

How much do biostimulator treatments cost?

The cost of biostimulator treatments varies from patient to patient, depending on the product or treatment used and the area being treated. A complete consultation with Dr. Chiu is necessary to provide an adequate estimate of the cost.

Can biostimulator treatments be used in conjunction with other procedures?

Yes, often to fully address rejuvenation in a 360˚ manner, biostimulatory treatments can be and are often combined energy-based devices like laser, Botox-like treatments, and fillers.

How can I amplify my results with biostimulatory treatments?

We often recommend doing biostimulatory treatments on the same day as an external energy device like Sofwave to quickly activate and boost the collagen-stimulating effects. Collagen supplementation after biostimulatory treatments is also recommended. Dr. Chiu and the TDI team can help you customize your oral collagen supplementation and skincare to optimize your results.

Interested in biostimulator treatments? Call us today at (310) 939-9800 to schedule your personalized consultation!