As we age, we lose facial volume thanks to shrinking fat pads in the cheeks, at the temple and around the mouth. This process causes skin to sag and lose its structure which is visually ageing. If you’re searching for a way to replenish lost volume, a collagen activator might be up your alley. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, they help to gradually and subtly reduce the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating the growth of your body’s own collagen. Results can last for up to 3 years.
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A collagen activator is an injectable substance that acts as an irritant, stimulating the growth of your own collagen. It’s administered in much the same way as fillers but results are different. After a few weeks you’ll see gradual changes as new collagen grows with best results at around 8 weeks after treatment. There’s important aftercare involved for up to 4 weeks post-treatment.