- Collagen stimulating filler is best suited to patients over 35 who want gradual results
- The filler stimulates the formation of collagen, replace volume and signs of ageing
- Treatments are performed 6 weeks apart with most patients needing 2 or 3 treatments
- We charge $700 for 1 vial and $1350 for 2 vials
Collagen stimulating fillers are a great treatment for patients over 35 who want gentle but noticeable results over time. The treatment stimulates the body’s own collagen which reduces the appearance of mild, moderate and deep facial lines.
Collagen production slows as we age and by the time that we are 40, most adults will have lost up to 20% of their collagen¹. Collagen stimulating filler involves 2 – 3 treatments over a period of 3 – 4 months which causes collagen production under the skin.
Cityskin’s guide to collagen stimulating fillers
In this video Dr Mary Font and Cosmetic Nurse Bianca discuss how the treatment works and answer common patient questions.
Which areas of the face can be treated with collagen stimulators?
Collagen stimulating filler can be used to treat a wide number of areas on the face including replacing temple and cheek volume, treating nasolabial folds and marionettes. The filler also improves skin texture in the treated areas.
Which areas of the face cannot be treated?
This treatment cannot be used in the periocular area (around the eyes) or in the vermillion (the red border of the lip).
How does collagen stimulating injections work?
The video below is a visual representation of how the collagen production occurs. As you can see from the video the results are not immediate – with each treatment new collagen is produced which lifts the skin to reduce lines and enhance volume.
Who are the best candidates for treatment?
The best patients for collagen stimulating fillers include patients who are:
- Over 35 years of age
- Patients who exercise and have experienced weight loss in the cheeks
- Patients who want a subtle but noticeable change over time
How much does collagen stimulating filler cost?
- At Cityskin we charge $750 for 1 vial and $1400 for 2 vials of collagen stimulating filler
- The treatment is a staged process and we recommend having at least 2 – 3 seperate treatments 6 weeks apart to see the full effects
- We do not charge a consulation fee at Cityskin and recommend that all patients come for a consultation before having treatment
Collagen stimulating filler before / after photos
The photos below show patients who have had 3 treatments with collagen stimulating filler. The photos are provided by the company that makes the filler and not of Cityskin patients. For legal reasons we have to say that results can vary.
The first patient is in her 40s and has had 3 treatments with collagen stimulating filler.
The second patient is in her 50s and has had 3 treatments with collagen stimulating filler.
The patient below is in her 40s and has had collagen stimulating injections to her temples, mid-cheek and lower face. She is an ideal candidate for this treatment due to the global volume loss across the face.
Patient satisfaction with collagen stimulating filler
86% of patients on the review site Realself say that the treatment was ‘Worth it’. Click on this link to read patient first hand reviews on collagen stimulating filler on Realself.
How long do the results last?
Collagen stimulating filler can last over 2 years but individual results can vary, The treatment tends to last longer than traditional dermal fillers which last up to 2 years.
How do I book an appointment?
Click here to book a free consultation. Collagen stimulating filler needs specialist training and we have trained practitioners in both Sydney and Melbourne. We recommend that all patients come in for a consultation first before booking to have treatment. When you book please select ‘Collagen stimulating filler’ from the drop-down options.
What are the risks of collagen stimulating filler?
Risks of treatment include, but are not limited to:
- Redness, bleeding or bruising at the injection sites, tenderness, itching and small lumps under the skin
- Rarely late onset larger lumps / nodules have been reported
At Cityskin we take our time to discuss the treatment thoroughly with you on the day and to discuss all the potential risks and side effects.
Are there any contraindications to collagen stimulating filler?
Contraindications to collagen stimulating filler include:
- A history of keloid or hypertrophic scars
- Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Patients under 18
How can I find out more about the treatment?
Common patient questions
What is the name of the filler and why can’t you mention it on the website?
TGA law does not allow us to use the name of the product as it is a Schedule 4 drug. We can, however, provide you a link to Galderma’s website where the product name can be seen. You can also chat with us live where we can disclose the product names.
How is this filler different from collagen injections used in the 80s and 90s?
The use of collagen injections was popular in the 80s and 90s and involved injections of bovine or human collagen under the skin. The collagen filler had to be tested on a small patch of skin before use but, even still, inflammatory reactions weren’t uncommon.
The development of dissolvable fillers with reduced side effects made the use of collagen injections almost obselete.
Collagen stimulating fillers that we use now cause the production of collagen by the body rather than placing collagen directly under the skin.
- Shuster S, Black MM, McVitie E. The influence of age and sex on skin thickness, skin collagen and density. Br J Dermatol. 1975;93:639-643.