Biostimulators: Sculptra, Radiesse, Ez-PRF, Threads

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In this instance a biostimulator is meant to be a substance which is placed into the deeper areas of the dermal layer of the skin to stimulate the production of the components of collagen. Fibroblasts are the cells in the skin and connective tissue that produce collagen and elastin. Your body is constantly replenishing its natural supply to counteract the breakdown that occurs normally. Collagen provides structure to the skin and elastin provides stretchiness or elasticity. At Turquoise Springs, we stimulate collagen regeneration in many different ways with light and laser therapy, Microneedling with RF, Rejuvapen, threads, and even with supplements and advice about protecting the skin. However, we have two agents which are placed directly into the layers of the skin and actively “biostimulate” the production of new collagen and elastin by stimulating your fibroblasts.

Radiesse is used as a diluted form of the product mixed with saline and local anesthetic in proportions of 1:1 up to 1:4 and injected into the tissue of the neck, body, arms, legs, and hands to stimulate collagen.

Sculptra (PLLA Poly-L-Lactic Acid)

This is an FDA approved injectable which helps to gradually replace lost collagen, the most common protein in the body. It is used to form a framework to support cells and tissue. It can stimulate results which last up to two years. Sculptra helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.

Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. As the Sculptra or PLLA micro-particles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds. Sculptra can be used primarily on the face and temples, but also has indications for use on the buttocks, hips, and thighs.

Radiesse (CaHA- Calcium Hydroxylapatite)

Radiesse is a dermal filler used to plump up the skin and restore lost volume. Used at full strength it is excellent as a semi-permanent filler for mid-face, cheeks, and jawline. However, it is also superb when diluted with saline and local anesthetic and injected into the deeper dermal layers as a biostimulator for encouraging collagen production. Radiesse contains microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite, which are stimulators to your fibroblasts and cause them to begin to form and produce elastin and collagen. Radiesse when diluted is called “Hyperdilute Radiesse” and can be injected using a cannula or small needles and the effect augmented with Secret RF (Microneedling with radiofrequency) or Rejuvapen. Dr. Murphy will usually dilute with saline and 2% lidocaine so the injection is practically painless. Treatment areas can be neck, décolletage, hands, arms, legs, buttocks, and abdomen.

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Dr. Murphy is also able to capture bio stimulators within your body to stimulate the growth of collagen, to plump up tissue where volume has been lost, and make your skin look younger, smoother, and more elastic. EzGEL PRF is a way of taking a sample of your blood and transforming it into a gel which is loaded with bio stimulating factors from your body. This material which has been concentrated and prepared into a gel is then re-injected into the tissue to stimulate and fill to produce collagen and restore volume. This requires a sterile process of spinning your blood sample at high speed, separating off special components containing scores of tissue stimulating hormones and peptides and fibrin, and then heating and forming this into an albumen gel. There are no medications or chemicals added to this mixture and it is not manipulated or changed. It is all yours and all natural. The gel is then ready to inject back into your body as a natural “filler” for your tissue. PRF Gel is perfect for under eye or tear troughs, cheeks, jawline, lip lines, and naso-labial folds. It can be used alone or with Sculptra or Radiesse or with fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane gel fillers.

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PDO Threads (Polydioxanone)

Threads are a minimally invasive treatment which involves placing strands of PDO threads into the dermal layer to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. Threads can be smooth, twisted, or barbed and are used for different purposes as prescribed by your aesthetic physician. All threads are bio stimulators and promote the production of collagen and elastin. A PDO thread application is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture, and aesthetic goals. Smooth threads are used primarily where the desire is to stimulate skin to regenerate, become more supple and elastic, and to thicken with fresh, new collagen. Twisted threads are used for the same purpose, but for thicker tissue and for crevices and deeper folds. Lifting threads are for moving tissue and will be addressed under the INJECTABLES tab, but they are also bio stimulators. At Turquoise Springs, we use only the best products, and we are proud to use EUROTHREADS and NOVA THREADS to get great results for you.

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