Do you want to discover the difference between biostimulators and hyaluronic acid? You’re not alone. People often think they are identical because they are both done with injections.
This is because they do similar things for your skin, like filling in fine lines, making your chin better, and making them smoother.
But in reality, the two treatments are very different from one another. They differ in how they work and how long the results last.
Hyaluronic Acid (Fillers)
Fillers are one of the first treatments that were done with injections. It has been a popular treatment worldwide for more than ten years. Hyaluronic acid is injected into your skin to make it work.
It is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. It keeps the skin’s structure stable, attracts and holds water, and makes the skin more flexible. Hyaluronic acid works to fill in the space left by lost volume and speed up skin cell renewal.
But as we age, we lose hyaluronic acid—fillers for the skin help with this. Injections replace hyaluronic acid in your skin. This works to smooth out and fill in lines, wrinkles, and deep folds. It also helps with scars!
You can also use it to bring back and enhance the curves of your face when you are younger. The effects are usually seen in two weeks and last six months.
How Hyaluronic Acid Works
If the term hyaluronic acid sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a good one. The natural humectant can hold 1,000 times its weight in water and is made by the body to keep the joints lubricated and the skin and eyes moist.
When synthetic forms of HA are used in skin care, they help pull water more profound into the skin to make it feel more hydrated. You can also inject synthetic HA into the skin to temporarily add volume and shape and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
And like your goal, Hyaluronic acid can also do better with chin enhancements. The truth is fillers made with hyaluronic acid are biocompatible, which means that they are made of a clear, gelatinous substance that is the same sugar molecule that surrounds the cells in your body.
Several cosmetic HA filler brands are on the market, and each has several sub-products that address different aesthetic concerns. Your provider will help you figure out which is best for your needs. Some popular HA fillers are:
Biostimulators work to get your body to make more of its collagen. PDO smooth threads are a type of biostimulator that helps collagen grow.
Mostly, they are done by injecting fragile threads made of polydioxanone, a biodegradable polymer, into the deep dermal layer of your skin. This works to get your body to produce more collagen.
They have long-lasting effects, like reducing the signs of aging, strengthening and tightening sagging skin, reducing pigmentation, and smoothing out uneven texture.
These biostimulators give long-lasting results that keep improving as your skin starts to make its collagen again.
How Biostimulators Work
Here is where the word filler doesn’t fit. Biostimulants can add volume, but their main job is to make the collagen in your skin work better. The injection is meant to produce a controlled inflammatory response and recruit inflammatory cells, including those that make collagen.
Instead of being absorbed by the body like HA-based fillers, the collagen made by biostimulatory injectables stays. Instead of giving an instant plumping effect, these injections trigger the body’s smoothing and volumizing processes for a longer-term impact.
One more significant difference? Biostimulants can’t be dissolved or turned off like HA fillers. Since biostimulatory injectables are used for different reasons and have other effects, it is essential to talk to a provider who understands what you want.
Biostimulators At Glow MedSpa of 30A
PRX-T33 is a bio-revitalizer that doesn’t need to be injected. It causes deep dermal bio-stimulation without hurting the epidermis.
It gives you all the benefits of a high-percentage TCA peel without the pain, peeling, and downtime that comes along with it. The treatment hydrates, firms, and tightens the skin right away.
- For men, women, and teens
- No needles
- Hardly any pain.
- There’s no peeling, just light flaking.
- No free time
- Useful all year, even in summer (no photosensitivity)
- 15-30 minute procedure
- It gives firming tightening right away
- Excellent before a big event
The Main Components of Biostimulators
- Trichloroacetic acid 33%: It stimulates the growth of fibroblasts in the skin to help it heal. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect, cleans pores well of accumulated cutaneous fat, cosmetic debris, and tiny dirt particles, and kills the bacteria that cause acne.
- Hydrogen peroxide is a potent antiseptic for the skin area being treated. Hydrogen peroxide makes much oxygen come out when it comes in contact with the epidermis.
- Kojic acid: This part’s main job is to make the treated area of the face look brighter. Because of how it is made, this acid stops melanin from being made.
What is the best injectable for me?
Now that you know the difference between HA fillers and biostimulants, you may wonder how to choose the right one. Well, the area of concern will shape the conversation a lot.
As we’ve already said, HA fillers work best on the lips and tear troughs, but that’s not the only thing to consider. If you’ve never had an injection, your doctor will probably tell you to start with a filler made with hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is good because it is forgiving, flexible, good for almost everyone, and suitable for nearly all face parts. It also works immediately, while patients taking biostimulants might not notice a difference for a month or more.
Also, biostimulatory injections may be the best choice if you want a semi-permanent anti-aging effect on deeper areas like the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or chin. Still, the best way to decide should be to talk to a board-certified provider openly and honestly about your aesthetic goals and concerns.
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