Fillers are injectable substances used to replace volume lost due to aging. They can provide dramatic, long lasting results without general anesthesia or major surgery. Fillers are used for acne scars, hollowed-out under eye ‘bags’, deep wrinkles (including laugh lines and crow’s feet), thin lips, or aged hands. They can also be used on the cheeks or chin to enhance the symmetry and contour of the face. There are different types of fillers, each slightly different.
Before treatment with a filler, a numbing cream may be given. Most patients only experience a slight pinch during the injections and little to no discomfort. The results are immediate and last 6-12 months. There are no scars, no stiches, and no recovery time. Fillers restore the volume that is lost from the face over the years in a soft, natural way.
Juvederm is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that the body makes in order to maintain skin water content. Our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases as we age; leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm restores this natural substance to the skin. Juvederm is a great choice for erasing laugh lines, filling in acne scars, banishing under-eye bags, and lip enhancement.
Voluma XC is the newest FDA-approved addition to injectable filler options for patients. Voluma XC provides patients with a non-surgical cheek augmentation option by replenishing fullness to cheeks with a viscous gel made out of hyaluronic acid. As you age, the volume natural fat provides slowly decreases and a tired and hollow look remains, but fortunately Voluma XC can provide up to two years of fuller cheeks or cheekbones. The filler joins the product line alongside Juvederm, a long-standing and reliable filler primarily used for line lines, wrinkles and lip enhancements.
Radiesse is a filler made of calcium hydroxylapetite spheres floating in a gel. Radiesse has an additional advantage of stimulating your own skin to produce collagen. Collagen is the framework that keeps skin firm and youthful looking. Radiesse is great for moderate-severe facial wrinkles, especially nasolabial folds, also known as “smile lines”. Smile lines extend from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth and are a telltale sign of aged skin. Radiesse is also a fantastic choice for enhancing the shape of the face.
Restylane is an injectable gel filler that immediately restores youthful volume to the face. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid- a natural, non-animal derived substance. Hyaluronic is normally made in the skin to maintain hydration. Restylane returns this natural substance back into the skin; smoothing wrinkles and subtracting years. The effects of Restylane last for months- they are not permanent, giving you a more control over the amount of results you desire.
Sculptra is a type of filler used to restore volume and youth to the face. Sculptra is made of natural, plant-derived acids. This substance is absolutely safe and is even broken down by the body.
Sculptra is different from other fillers for a few reasons. Since Sculptra works by restoring collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, the results take time to become noticeable. Immediately after treatment, the injected volume will fade. Over the period of a few months, Sculptra will stimulate your skin to produce more collagen. This process will allow a gradual and natural enhancement of your skin!
Sculptra requires more than one visit. As many as six visits may be required depending on the amount of volume loss you have. A great benefit of Sculptra is that it provides long lasting results that are enjoyed for up to two years, saving you money and time.
The patented Ulthera device can perform non-invasive brow lifts and facelifts, and has now been FDA approved to treat sagging neck skin. The device utilizes ultrasound technology