This treatment was launched in Australia in 2022 and is designed to improve the quality of the skin.
When injected, this product has a prolonged stimulating activity on particular receptors in the skin layer. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the two main building blocks of our skin that we lose as we age. This net result of longer term use of bio-remodelling treatments are better skin hydration, improved firmness of the skin and less laxity to the overall skin layer.
What are bio-remodelling treatments?
This type of treatment is different to traditional fillers. There is no volumising, no shaping or contouring of the face. Instead, these treatments can be thought of as being analogous to 'injectable skin care' - to improve the quality, texture and feeling of the skin.
This treatment improves the integrity, firmness and hydration of the skin. Bio- remodelling treatments doesn't shape or volumise the face in any way and this is why they aren't really considered to be traditional 'fillers'.
Patients report improvements including:
Better skin texture
Less dry skin
Less crepey skin
Improvement of fine lines
An overall 'glow' to the skin
None of these changes are 'obvious', and this is why bio-remodelling treatments are ideal for those new to injectables, but also for those looking to take their aesthetic journey to the next level.
Bio-remodelling treatment areas
Key features of bio-remodelling treatments
New patient consultations and treatments can be done on the same day if you are suitable. then you'll need a second bio-remodelling session a month later to start getting the benefits.
Face & body indications
Bio-remodelling treatments are most commonly performed on the face, neck and décolletage (chest/cleavage areas). But Dr Jake also treats the back of the hands, crepey skin of the abdomen (post-pregnancy skin), and wrinkly elbows or knees.
For patients already looking after their skin, these treatments can provide exceptional and long-term anti-aging results. Whilst subtle, patients report better hydration, plumpness, firmness and laxity.
Bio-remodelling treatments are performed as a minimum of two treatments to start seeing the results. Depending on your baseline skin quality, further treatments can be tailored to give you the best long-term results. These are recommended every 3-6 months.
What is the downtime & aftercare after bio-remodelling treatments?
For the first 12-24 hours after a face treatment, you'll be able to see and feel some 'bumps' on the area treated. The bio-remodelling product is injected very superficially into the skin creating small bumps that look like mosquito bites! Whilst these often disappear within minutes or hours, it's best to time bio-remodelling treatments around your schedule or work. The neck and décolletage areas have thinner skin and the bumps are sometimes visible for 48-72 hours here.
Bruising is part and parcel of any injectable treatment and so this can in a minority of cases occur. Sme people heal very quickly from bruises but others who are fairer skinned, those with more mature or thinner skin can take 1-2 weeks to heal from a simple bruise.
These treatments are initially performed over a mininum of two sessions, each spaced a month apart. (So please book two sessions 4 weeks apart to ensure that you get the benefit of the treatment)
1 area per session
2 areas per session
3 areas per session
Combined bio-remodelling treatments with anti-wrinkle or filler treatments
How do anti-wrinkle treatments work?Anti-wrinkle treatments are performed using tiny injections. They work by temporarily and reversibly blocking nerve signals to specific areas of the facial muscles, allowing the muscles to relax. As a result, the skin overlying the muscles also relaxes, smoothing out the visible lines. Over a period of on average 4 months, the treatment wears off and wrinkles slowly return.
How should I prepare for my anti-wrinkle treatment?As for all injectable treatments, please come with no make up, foundation or similar on your skin. This will reduce the risk of an infection. To reduce the risk of bruising: - avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior - stop any fish oil supplements at least 5 days prior - stop any garlic, ginger, gingko biloba or ginseng in high doses - avoid any anti-inflammatory medicines (neurofen, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) for 5 days before your treatment if possible. Prescription medicines that can make bruising much more common include warfarin or other anti-coagulants. If these are prescribed by your GP, it's not recommended to stop them. You can still have injectables but you should expect bruising to be much more common and obvious.
What can't I do after an anti-wrinkle treatment?You can go back to your normal daily activities after a treatment except for two simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. This also includes not doing things like having a massage, facial or similar straight after an anti-wrinkle treatment. (for at least 12 hours afterwards) 2) Avoid sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12 hours afterwards. These rules help prevent the anti-wrinkle product spreading and affecting other muscles of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eyelid or eyebrow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects but can take several weeks or even months to settle. Avoiding alcohol after any injectable treatment until the following day also reduces your risk of worsened bruising.
What are the potential side effects?The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swellings and redness (that disappear within minutes) - bruising (always a risk when a needle is used) Rarer side effects include: - In less than 1% of cases, patients can very rarely experience eyebrow or eyelid heaviness (called a 'ptosis'). This is very rare, temporary and often resolves in three or four weeks on it's own. This might be caused by a failure to follow the after care rules described above. In this scenario, some special eyedrops might be prescribed to you to help lift the heavy eyelid but you'll need to be reviewed in person first.
Do anti-wrinkle treatments hurt?The injections only take minutes to perform and no special measures are needed. Dr Jake uses the smallest needles available and most patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy the process is.
Are there any people who shouldn't have anti-wrinkle treatments?There are just a few but important conditions that are contraindications to anti-wrinkle treatments: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby, undergoing IVF or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments) - Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis Those taking the following medicines should also not have these treatments: - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc) - Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis) - A known allergy to human albumin A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.
How often should I have treatments?If the recommended dose is done on the day of your treatment, the results will last 2-4 months on average. Most people therefore come every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance.