Biostimulators are injectables that stimulate the production of collagen, offering elasticity of the skin leading to a more youthful appearance. Wabi Sabi offers biostimulators such as Sculptra and Radiesse.
Injections of these biostimulators help restore volume in the cheekbone areas, and can also help to alleviate deep wrinkles, creases, and folds around the chin and mouth. In some cases they can be used on the hands as well.
Sculptra can help with areas of the face that start to sag or have a hollow appearance. These characteristics are due to collagen loss. The active ingredient in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), stimulates the natural collagen-producing process in the face. This plumps the skin making it look younger and more vibrant.
The active ingredient in Radiesse biocompatible calcium (CaHA) in the form of injectable microspheres. The microspheres fill out space under the skin while the CaHA stimulates new collagen to form. This process continues for months resulting in fuller, plumper skin.
A significant difference between the two treatments is that the effects of Radiesse, due to the microspheres are noticeable immediately. Treatment with Sculptra will require 2 or more treatments but as the collagen stimulating effects continue for a longer period of time.
In some cases, the 2 treatments can be combined.
Platelet Rich Plasma, known as PRP, are injections your own blood plasma into the areas of treatment. By stimulating collagen production this method can treat many types of wrinkles and can take up to 3 months to see the full effect, making it a long term treatment.