Collagen Stimulators and Kybella
At Lumen + Bevel Aesthetics, we ONLY do injections. This, however, is not limited to simply wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. Another key element to the aging process is our body's natural process of producing less and less collagen as we age. So, of course we have you covered there as well!
The main difference between these products and our dermal fillers is that these products work by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen, treating one of the main underlying causes of aging skin, loss of collagen. We help combat this by leveraging multiple types of products, that help in different ways.
What products do you use to help stimulate collagen?
There are two main products that, in our experience, provide amazing results when it comes to naturally stimulating collagen.
The first is Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra gradually stimulates growth of natural collagen, and helps replenish lost facial volume leading to a natural healthy aesthetic outcome. Sculptra is an injectable treatment (of course) that helps stimulate your skin to make more of its own natural collagen. By stimulating collagen, your skin becomes firmer, healthier and younger-looking. This product works overtime as opposed to immediately, making it an ideal treatment choice for someone looking for gradual replenishment of overall facial volume. We like to say to think of Sculptra is fertilizer for your face!
The second product is Radiesse. FDA approved in 2006, this is both a Dermal Filler and a Collagen Stimulator! This product immediately provides volume and lift, while continuing to work by stimulating your body to produce its own natural collagen for a long-lasting benefit. This product is made of Calcium Hydoxylapatite (CaHA) which gets metabolized over time, leaving you with only your body’s own natural collagen.
What is Kybella?
Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid), or bye-bella or bro-bella as we sometimes refer to it, is an injectable treatment used to improve stubborn areas of fat (like under our chins). Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that is released from our gallbladder whenever we eat fatty foods to help break it down. Kybella allows us to specifically target trouble areas, and another great thing about this treatment is that it is permanent! Fat cells are unique in that once destroyed, they do not come back, so once we’ve achieved our desired outcome you won’t have to continue treatments!