Powder Filler Top 15 FAQs (Part 2)

Neck biostimulator
Neck biostimulator

Powder filler has been hiding away for too long, it’s time to bring this back into the limelight because it’s the real star: subtlety, longevity and finesse is why we love it so much and here are some questions to help guide you.

If you missed our Powder Filler Part 1, please read it.

What is powder filler?

Powder filler is a collagen biostimulator, it is a biodegradable, synthetic substance that is injected into areas of the face and body that stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a vital protein that restores loss volume and creates structure so the indications of have the powder filler is to help slow down the ageing process by rebuilding structure and volume that is lost over time.

What is it used for?

Incorporating biostimulators into your treatment plan are great if you want to restore lost volume that is associated with ageing and weight loss and tackle fine lines, wrinkles and skin crepiness it is also great for building mass in certain areas such as your hip dips and buttocks.

What are the side effects?

When treated by a trained injector, it is mostly a low risk product. Common side effects can include bruising, localised swelling and tenderness and more rare side effects include papules and nodules and infection. With proper dilution from your injector and following your aftercare such as massage, lumps and bumps remain an uncommon side effect. Catastrophic risk includes blindness, but is very uncommon.

Who can inject it?

It is important to go to an injector that you trust and has been trained in powder filler treatments, because it is a semi-permanent filler, it requires additional training by advanced practitioners. Going to an injector that is not skilled in this procedure can lead to increased risk of complications such as undesired placement of product, lumps that may be hard to get rid of and infection.

How soon will I see results? And how many treatments do I need?

Neocollagenesis and neoelastinogensis starts to happen as soon as the treatment is completed. This is all happening underneath the skin in the tissue were the biostimulator was injected. Improvement can be seen immediately and continues to progressively improve with results seen best from 12weeks and will continue to up to 2 years. Your injector will recommend having 3 initial sessions 6 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments will be tailored depending on area and improvement.

What is the difference between powder filler and dermal filler?

Both fillers help restore volume loss and recreate structure. The major differences are dermal filler is an acid that attracts water and creates volume by filling space with a gel like substance, results are immediate and can last approximately 6-12months. Biostimulator is a substance that makes your body stimulates your bodies fibroblasts to produce collagen. Results are progressive and can last more than 2 years.

 What can I expect from the procedure?

It is similar to a dermal filler procedure in that your injector will consult with you about the areas being treated and may suggest numbing cream or happy gas for your comfort- Although it is quite a painless procedure. your face will be thoroughly cleansed, and the powder filler will be injected by either a needle or cannula (blunt needle). The procedure itself will take about 10-15 minutes and after your injector will give you instructions on how to look after the areas treated over the next 5 days. You can resume to normal activities the next day

Which areas can powder filler treat?

Injections can be placed in the:

  • Cheeks,
  • Temples,
  • Jawline,
  • Chin,
  • Neck,
  • Décolletage,
  • Hands
  • Preauricular area
  • Abdomen (post baby belly),
  • Hip dips,
  • Buttocks,
  • bove the knee (skin crepiness) and
  • Areas with shallow cellulite 

Can I have it in my lips?

Definitely not. your lips are very dynamic and thin. If we place a biostimulator in such a delicate, hyper dynamic area – there is a risk for nodular development. Refular filler is a great substitute as the filler moves with your mouth and has a suitable consistency for the area.

What other treatments can I have on the same day?

It depends on what areas you’re having treated with the biostimulator; your injector can do most treatments If it is in a different area to the biostimulator… because you must abide by the aftercare given such as massaging the area with the biostimulator over the 5 days post procedure it is recommend being guided by a treatment plan from your injector for other treatments.

I had it a long time ago and got botched, can you reverse it?

It is more durable than regular filler, it takes some time to break down. Depending on the indications and severity, some injectors may treat issues related to powder filler with steroid injections and massage, or they may refer you to a plastic surgeon for a surgical intervention.

Does it help acne scars?

Yes, if you have lost volume from the scarring biostimulators are great because it helps rebuild the collagen and elastin fibres that acne inflammation has caused. The best approach to acne scarring is a combination of treatments such as RF micro needling, laser, peels, and fillers (powder and regular). The treatment plan will be tailored to your scarring so a consultation first is best, so expectations are addressed.

Can I have it instead of a BBL or to help my hip dips?

You can. You will just need a lot of product. Biostimulators are great for people that want subtle, progressive growth. Hip dips are caused from your bone structure and stubborn to correct through target training so biostimulators in those dips are great to correct the deficit. For your butt, it is less invasive than surgery and provides you with a gradual increase and minimal downtime.

When should I choose it over dermal filler?

After you have become accustomed with der filler and you are finding you would like to address and restructure volume loss and get better longevity, this substance might be more suitable. It stimulates your body to rebuild new collagen that doesn’t breakdown as quick as dermal filler and it complements the dermal filler you have had. If you are a long-term gain type of person (which in preventing the dreaded sag is a major attribute) the journey with powder filler is well worth it.

Can everyone have powder filler?

Just like all procedures, a consultation for suitability is vital to ensure your safety and minimise complications. Your injector will not proceed with this procedure if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have a connective tissue or active immunological disease such as Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis, have a hypersensitivity to carboxymethylcellulose or mannitol or, a history of hypertrophic scars.

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