The world of cosmetic injectables can be confusing, with terms like biostimulator, bioremodelling, and skin boosters often thrown around interchangeably. But these are, in fact, distinct treatments with different approaches and different outcomes. So, if you’re considering one of these treatments, understanding the nuances is crucial for making an informed decision.
What Are Your Goals?
There is a world of information and (regrettably) disinformation out there on cosmetic injectables. It makes it difficult to know which is the best option for you. “Ultimately, the best choice depends on your individual needs and goals,” says Dr Austin, who emphasises the importance of good communication between patient and injector.
In a nutshell, here is a quick look at three ways Austin Clinic use cosmetic injectables to improve facial appearance either subtly or dramatically:
Biostimulators: Ideal for improving overall skin health, texture, and hydration, particularly for younger skin experiencing premature signs of ageing.
Bioremodelling: Perfect for addressing skin laxity, sagging, and deeper wrinkles, especially for mature skin.
Skin Boosters: Great for boosting radiance, hydration, and minimising fine lines, offering a subtle rejuvenating effect.
Now that you’ve got your feet wet on this topic, let’s dive in a little deeper to discuss how and why each of these treatments may be just what you’ve been searching for.
Biostimulators: Taking It to the Next Level
Imagine your skin as a high-powered racing car. Biostimulators act like your body’s pit crew, revitalising the worn-down parts (skin cells) so your car can speed along and look great doing so. The hero of the story is a sugar compound occurring naturally in your body responsible for skin hydration and plumpness. However, unlike traditional dermal fillers, biostimulators use a special type of compound.
It combines low- and high-molecular weight chains, mimicking the body’s natural compound structure. This unique blend stimulates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for collagen and elastin production, the two pillars of youthful skin. As collagen and elastin levels increase:
- Skin texture improves
- Fine lines soften
- Overall hydration and luminosity are boosted
“You might think of biostimulators as a long-term investment in your skin’s health,” observes Dr Austin. “They offer subtle but lasting results, promoting natural rejuvenation from within.”
Is your once-firm facial skin losing its bounce and starting to sag? If so, bioremodelling may provide the best treatment. Bioremodelling injects a higher concentration of the cross-linked compound into a form that’s been stabilised for longer-lasting effects. It acts like a scaffolding for your skin to provide:
- Structural support to sagging tissues
- Stimulation for collagen and elastin production to a greater extent than biostimulators
- Visible improvements in skin laxity
- Lifted contours
- Reduced wrinkles, especially in the cheeks and jawline.
“Bioremodelling is ideal for those seeking noticeable sculpting and volumising effects,” observes Dr Austin, “especially for mature skin experiencing significant collagen loss.”]
Skin boosters are refreshing, healing cocktails (hangover-free) for your thirsty skin. They typically contain a carefully assembled and mutually beneficial group of ingredients including:
- A naturally occurring compound: Provides hydration and plumpness.
- Mannitol: An antioxidant that protects cells from damage.
- Vitamins and minerals: Nourish the skin and support cell function.
Skin boosters are injected superficially, focusing on improving skin texture, radiance, and hydration. They’re particularly effective for addressing enlarged pores, dullness, and fine lines. “Imagine skin boosters as a quick pick-me-up for your complexion, offering a healthy glow and subtle rejuvenation,” says Dr Austin.
Don’t forget, injectables aren’t a magic bullet. Professional skincare paired with a balanced diet, sun protection, and adequate sleep, plays a crucial role in maintaining glowing, youthful skin. Need help creating your template for success? Contact Austin Clinic for the guidance you need to care for the face you love.