Dermal fillers are a favorite treatment of beauty seekers for replenishing lost volume, contouring facial features, and essentially turning back the clock. But not all fillers are created equal. The majority of fillers on the market contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which can produce pleasing results that typically last six months to a year before the body begins to break them down.
Most people who elect filler injections as part of their anti-aging regimen desire to maintain their results for as long as possible, so they end up in their injector’s chair once or twice a year for touch-up treatments. While some don’t mind the regular visits, there are an increasing number of people who desire longer-lasting results than HA fillers can provide. That especially became apparent during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when regular filler clients couldn’t get their treatments due to lockdowns.
Enter biostimulatory fillers. Like HA fillers, biostimulators can create instant volume when injected. But what really sets them apart is their amazing ability to rev up your skin’s natural collagen production. Collagen is pivotal in providing structure and youthful elasticity to the skin. This collagen-cranking action brought on by biostimulatory fillers translates into results that can last up to five years in many cases!
How, you ask? Biostimulatory fillers contain polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, which is a biocompatible material that has been safely used in medical implants and other devices for more than 65 years. Unlike HA that is eventually broken down by the body after a few months, the PMMA microspheres remain in place longer and create a kind of scaffolding that allows for more of your own collagen to develop and endure.
Board-certified oculoplastic surgeon and master injector Irene Gladstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., believes that aesthetic artistry and superb clinical skill are inseparable components that lead to results that are loved today, tomorrow, and for years to come. That’s why she offers biostimulatory fillers for her clients. She’s written all about it in a recent article for Dermascope Magazine. Click here to read the article and learn why biostimulatory fillers are Dr. Irene’s choice treatment at Project Glammers.