Injectable Facial Fillers
One of the most common non-invasive approaches to facial rejuvenation today utilizes various biocompatible products to add volume to areas in need. Over time our skin and structural support lose volume leading to the aging process with visible deep wrinkles and folds.
A number of naturally occurring and synthesized products have gained incredible popularity and proven safe without the need for allergy testing (as was the case with Collagen injections.
In addition, your own fat can be removed using gentle liposuction techniques and re-injected in areas that require a volume.
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is a satisfying lip filler, bringing “new life” to small, narrow lips. Restylane was the first filler of its kind in the U.S. market and has achieved much success. You will be very satisfied with this treatment experience. The results are appreciated before you even leave the office.
Restylane® is made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acid-based products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. This quality limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.
Restylane® requires no pre-testing and the effects generally last for about six months. Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous.
Recently FDA approved, Perlane® is a welcome addition to the growing family of cosmetic fillers. The makers of Restylane introduced Perlane® as a “big sister” to Restylane®. Perlane® restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Perlane® is made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid, similar to Restylane®. The difference between the two fillers is that the hyaluronic acid molecules in Perlane® are larger. Therefore, the filling potential is greater. The larger molecules also contribute to the longevity of Perlane.
Perlane® is expected to last approximately 12-months. Patients are happy when it is used in the nasolabial folds and in the lips. Perlane®, as does Restylane®, requires no pre-testing. Perlane® is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. This 10-minute procedure is simple and convenient with virtually no downtime. The results are instantaneous and long-lasting.
Radiesse® is a safe, next-generation cosmetic dermal filler that’s setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles such as Nasolabial Folds. That’s because clinical studies prove that Radiesse lasts longer than some of the leading competing fillers.
Radiesse® is ideal for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These lines are typically above the mouth, running from the nose to the corners of the upper lip (Nasolabial Folds), or pointing down from the corner of the mouth towards the chin (Marionette Lines).
Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, and minimally invasive procedure. On average, the results last over 1-year, saving you time and money, since the injections are less frequent.
Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration. It does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles, it rebuilds your skin’s foundation.
Juvederm® is one of the latest dermal fillers introduced to the U.S. market by Allergan, the company which manufactures Botox. It is a hyaluronic acid-based filler similar to Restylane®. However, Juvederm®, injectable gel employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows consistently and easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel.
Recently approved by the FDA, Juvederm®, injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
With Juvederm®, the results are immediate with minimal downtime. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle-smoothing, and the results last up to 6 months or more. Juvederm® can be used virtually anywhere on the face, with most success in the lips, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), and the marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth downward to the jawline).
Liposuction is a very popular technique to precisely remove areas of excess fat with minimally invasive approaches that result in little or no discomfort. The adipose (fatty) tissue removed has beautiful stem cells that are capable of improving wound healing. This tissue can be carefully collected and processed for re-injection into the area of need. The results are long-lasting and is derived all from your own tissue.
As with any type of filler, minor touch-ups may be desired. Most commercial fillers today require maintenance as you will slowly see the volume dissipate over time. Plan your maintenance schedule to keep your attractive face fresh and rejuvenated.