The need to take care of the skin remains a priority for obvious reasons. As technology continues to evolve, so too have skin care therapies and routines. Today, with so much rave about bio-remodelling, you may have wondered how it's different from other existing therapies like dermal fillers. For many years, botox and other forms of fillers were the trend for people looking to improve the health and appearance of their skin. But with bio-remodelling making the headlines, it's important to understand what the difference is, and what benefits they each offer.
In an exclusive interaction with OnlyMyHealth editorial team Dr. Rashmi Shetty Consultant Aesthetic Dermatologist Mumbai shares the difference between fillers and bio- remodeling. Here is what she shared with us.
Before we explore the differences, we'd like to point out that both treatments apply hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a hydrating stimulant, even though one may possess a higher concentration than the other. So, let's dive straight into it.
What is bio-remodeling?
Simply put, it is an injectable form of hyaluronic acid that's inserted under the layers of the skin to help retain moisture, stimulate collagen, enhance skin elasticity, and generally rejuvenate the skin. It can be injected at different points of the body, including different parts of the face, neck, knees, hands, and even stomach.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are also made up of hyaluronic acid, but with a gel-like consistency. They are injected into specific areas of the face, such as the nose, chin, and lips. Other times, they can be used to achieve contours on the face for a better look. They're also quite useful in minimising wrinkles and hydrating the specific spots on the face, making them appear fuller, fresher, and healthier.
Bio-remodeling vs dermal fillers
The very first difference to point out is that bio-remodelling tends to contain a higher HA concentration, which acts to stimulate the skin to produce more of its own HA, collagen and elastin. Transformation happens on a cellular level with visible improvements that last long after the HA has dissipated. Furthermore, bio-remodelling has a runnier texture which supports even spread and distribution across several parts of the body. Results of bio-remodelling filler have shown to improve overall skin texture, especially in areas that have appeared crumply, thin or crepey. The filler, on the other hand, is thicker and more viscous.
Another notable difference is in how they are used and applied. Bio-remodelling targets certain predetermined points to bring about a hydrolift effect to help tighten the skin and boost hydration, which can also help treat hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, eczema, acne, and several other conditions. Because it spreads evenly, it is also able to achieve consistent plumping of the skin in different spots. However, dermal fillers remain at the spot where they're administered because they're thicker in texture, helping to lift, volumise, fill and shape specific areas.
There's also a disparity in the frequency of treatment. Bio-remodelling is done over two treatments, scheduled one month apart. This is the standard dosage, but anyone who desires a top-up after the initial two treatments can get one subsequently. This is not the case with fillers. Each individual must rely on the advice of a qualified dermatologist or cosmetic injector consultant after prior observation. However, filler treatment should not be done more than once every 16 to 18 months.
Finally, bio-remodelling is carried out over two scheduled treatments, done one month apart. It can take only about 10 minutes to get injected. Each session typically consists of 10 shots delivered strategically in different shots. While some people will begin to see results 7 days after the first session, most people witness full transformation around 30 days after the second session, because time is needed for collagen to be stimulated and spread to the different areas where results are needed. Also, it'll take about six months before another treatment is required.