Collagen Stimulators


Collagen stimulators consist of Poly- L-Lactic Acid, which is a synthetic polymer that has been used in the human body since 1960 and as medical suture material from 1970.

The treatment activates your skin’s natural power to revitalize collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

This is a unique injectable treatment due to its ability to stimulate collagen.

Beautiful skin is a journey. But as time goes on, it can be harder and harder to keep up. As you age, collagen production diminishes, and your skin doesn’t have the same resiliency and fullness it did in the past. Collagen stimulator treatments provide a gradual result (over 3 months) with multiple initial treatments to give the best result. This treatment is for those who want a subtle and natural rejuvenation as there is no immediate ‘filling’ effect like with traditional dermal fillers.

Collagen stimulators work with your body to stimulate collagen production lost to ageing by rebuilding and reinforcing your skin’s structural foundation. Through a series of treatments, typically about three sessions over a few months, it restores the support and volume of youthful looking skin, providing results that can last up to two years. 

How long does the treatment take?

For first time visitors to tWR. an initial consultation is conducted and a long term treatment plan is discussed initially to ensure your expectations are realistic and achievable. Once the treatment plan is agreed upon the actual treatment can take approx. 45-60 mins with minimal downtime.

During the treatment the solution will be injected into the areas of concern – either with a needle or a blunt microcannula. The average amount for an initial treatment is 2-3 vials of collagen stimulator. The procedure is comfortable and topical anaesthesia will be applied.

After the treatment the doctor will massage the area firmly to ensure distribution of the product and many patients find they can go about their day without any down time. 

How long does the treatment last?

Collagen stimulators work with your body to stimulate collagen production lost to ageing by rebuilding and reinforcing your skin’s structural foundation. Through a series of treatments, typically about three sessions over a few months, it restores the support and volume of youthful looking skin, providing results that can last up to two years.

During the treatment the patient will notice an immediate correction and improvement in facial appearance due to the volume of the solution being injected. Over the coming days the initial result resolves as the solution resorbs, however the tissue inflammatory response has been initiated which boosts natural collagen production.

Are there any risks?

Collagen stimulators have been available since 1999 and have been well studied and tolerated.

There are expected side effects with any cosmetic injectable treatment such as local swelling, redness, tenderness and bruising which are self limiting and will not affect the end result of the treatment.

Rare complications may include lumpiness or nodule formation (primarily from not massaging during the week after treatment), the formation of granulomas and infection.

Who is not suitable for treatment?

  • Collagen Stimulators should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring.
  • Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.
  • Anyone with a history of auto-immune disease

More common side effects

The most common side effects after initial treatment include —

  • Injection site swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.

Uncommon side effects (rare)

  • Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.

Is there any after care or downtime?

  • Massage to the treated area for 5 days after each treatment session.
  • Massage the treated area 5 times per day for 5 minutes.
  • Within the first 24 hours do apply an ice pack, wrapped in a cloth, to the areas treated to avoid bruising.
  • Mineral make up can be used within a few hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, sun beds and saunas until swelling and redness have resolved.
  • Avoid exercise in the first 24 hours.

How much does the treatment cost?

Please see pricelist list for various packages offered.