I tried bio-remodelling injections and this is what happened

Let’s talk cost, pain levels and results

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 12 2023

The landscape of injectable treatments is changing

Celebrities like Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner are dissolving their lip filler and sporting a more natural look. The Medical Board of Australia has ordered new regulations that require patients to undergo psychological evaluation in order to qualify for procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections. And terms like ‘Botox immunity’ are forcing patients to consider alternative means to anti-ageing treatments. 

Bio-remodelling injections are one such treatment that has risen in popularity the last few years, with brands such as Profhilo, Volite, Teoxane Redensity 1, Belotero Revive, Sunekos Performa, and Nucleofil, spearheading the benefits and subtle anti-ageing effects of injectable hyaluronic acid and polynucleotide-based bio-stimulators. 

I asked Dr. Maryam Ronagh, a cosmetic doctor who works out of Bondi’s Ageless Clinics, about bio-remodelling injections and their potential benefits. 

Plus, I tried the treatment for myself — this is what I found. 

What are bio-remodelling injections?

Bio-remodelling injections are anti-aging treatments that improve skin quality and tightness by stimulating collagen and elastin production,” explains Dr. Ronagh. “They are made of high concentrations of hyaluronic acid, [and are] suitable for anyone who has concerns about fine lines, dull skin, decreased elasticity and hydration of the skin.”

They are injected at specific sites of the face — upper cheek, nasal base, lower cheek, jawline, and chin — using the BAP (bio-aesthetic point) technique, which was developed using CT scans to produce the most effective and even spread of the product.

It’s this injection technique that sets them apart from “older skin boosters” says Dr. Ronagh. “They are [also] different from hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, as they do not add any volume to the treated area.”

Instead, the low molecular weight of hyaluronic acid used in bio-remodelling spreads throughout the skin in a homogenous fashion.

The benefits of bio-remodelling injections

“As ageing occurs, collagen and elastin production in the skin decreases which results in loss of skin elasticity, tone, and tightness,” explains Dr. Ronagh. 

“Intradermal injection of bio-remodelling agents will provide high concentrations of hyaluronic acid in the treated tissue, which works in different ways to increase the tightness of the skin.”

They create a “matrix around the skin cells, which improves the elasticity and hydration of the skin,” she explains. They also “increase the production of type I and type III collagen in the dermis layer of the skin”, and counteract the “cytotoxic action of free radicals” that contributes to premature ageing.

“For best results, we recommend two to three treatments one month apart, and maintenance treatments every six months,” she explains. “[However], there are different factors that can impact the number of injections, such as age, dryness, and skin conditions.”

The side effects of bio-remodelling injections

“Preventing infection is [also] very important after having bio-remodelling injections,” says Dr. Ronagh. “I always ask my clients to avoid putting on makeup for 24 hours, [and I don’t] recommend any other skin treatments in the first few days after the treatment.”

And although superficial bruising and swelling is common, these symptoms usually subside after 24 to 48 hours, and it’s important to alert your doctor of any persistent redness, swelling or pain as these are potential signs of infection. 

She also says that using a multi-action antioxidant cream can help to maintain the effects of your bio-remodelling injectables. However, she advises patients to consult their cosmetic doctor before using at-home skin care devices.

Bio-remodelling injections cost, before and after and review

A quick Google search is all it takes to find out the approximate cost of the recommended two rounds of bio-remodelling injections — roughly $1400 to $1800 depending on the clinic and brand used. 

To put that into perspective, injectables that target specific areas of the face, such as anti-wrinkle injections can range from as little as $100 a syringe, while dermal filler injections start around the $500 mark, depending on the area being treated. 

Taking that into account, would I recommend this treatment to everyone? No. 

Typically it’s used to improve the laxity of older skin, and subsequently smooth and plump the fine lines and wrinkles typically found in patients who are 40 and older. 

I am 28 years old and to me, this treatment is a luxury that I would consider indulging in on a seasonal basis or twice a year. 

I have a drier skin type and I have found that the hydrating effects of the treatment have really helped me transition into the colder seasons. However, there are also a vast amount of treatments on the market at a distinctly lower price point that have the potential to render similar results. 

Check out my bio-remodelling injections experience below:

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Check out my bio-remodelling injections review and results below: 

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).