Dermal Filler – Biostimulator of Collagen

What is  type“E” Bio-stimulator dermal fillers and how does it work?
*TGA restrictions forbid the use of the name of this dermal filler*

Type “E “ dermal fillers are the first dermal fillers which acts as a biostimulator of collagen to produce both immediate and long lasting results.

It is made up of 2 substances:

1)     Poly-caprolactone (PCL) microspheres which is polymer that is completely absorbable
2)     Gel carrier for the PCL

When type “E” dermal fillers is injected into the skin, there is immediate correction of wrinkles and folds due to the effects of the gel carrier.

The gel carrier is gradually resorbed by the body after a few weeks. As the gel carrier is resorbed, the PCL microspheres stimulate collagen type 1 production which replaces the volume of the resorbed gel carrier.

The different lengths of the PCL chain determine the longevity of the dermal fillers from 1 to 4 years

Is this treatment suitable for me?
“E” is ideal for long lasting lines and wrinkles correction, restoring facial contours and volume, improvement of facial laxity and jawline.  It is for clients who have previously used hyaluronic based dermal fillers and would like longer lasting results. Clients have a choice of 4 types of fillers S,M,L and E lasting from 1 to 4 years.

What does the treatment involve?
An initial consultation with Dr Marr to determine if you are suitable for the procedure. A numbing cream is applied to the areas to be treated before the treatment commences. The dermal fillers is then injected into the areas of concern. The treatment time can vary from 10-30 minutes.  Immediate injection related effects include redness, tenderness and swelling. Bruising is a possibility. Rarely, there is delayed appearance of small bumps under the skin in the treated areas which can last a few days

What can be treated?
Lines and wrinkles in nasolabial folds, peri-oral areas, marionette areas
To correct volume deficit in cheeks, temples, jawline, earlobes and for nose re-shaping
It can also help with skin laxity, acne scars and loose skin
Areas that cannot be treated are lips, tear troughs and glabella (vertical frown)

What types are there?
There are 4 types with different longevity:
Type S  – 1 year
Type M – 2 years
Type L – 3 years
Type E – 4 years

About the author

Dr May MarrDr May Marr is a graduate of Flinders University Medical School and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a lifelong interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence based skin care and believes passionately that people should have access to medical aesthetic procedures and products that are based on the best available evidence and provided by highly trained professionals.

Trish

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