Stamp out – and plump up – the signs of aging
Throughout the aging process, our skin changes. Over time, subcutaneous tissue diminishes which in turn causes facial muscles to reach the skin’s surface and wrinkle lines to become more visible. However, with a variety of dermal fillers and volumizers available you don’t have to sit back and watch that happen! With injectable wrinkle fillers, you are one step closer to youthful looking skin for a fraction of what traditional facelifts cost. Most fillers will yield results in just 30 minutes and last from several months to over a year.
Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin in order to restore lost volume, enhance cheekbones, smooth wrinkles, and even plump thin lips. We have many options so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Ask about our “non-surgical injectable facelift”.
Types of treatments available – Juvéderm (Juvéderm Volbella XC, Juvéderm Plus, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC), Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra, Belotero
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC
Juvéderm Volbella is a dermal filler that is designed for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume. It can also be used for defining lip contours. It’s a soft smooth gel and the first filler to last up to one year for lips and perioral lines. Juvéderm Volbella can help lips lacking volume and provide a subtle volume that also softens the appearance of perioral lines.
- Diminish vertical lip lines (a.k.a. smoker’s lines)
- Accentuate border of your lips
- Plump up lips to make them fuller
- Enhance cupid’s bow (the “M” part of your mid-upper lip)
This unique technology allows the product to absorb less water, resulting in considerably reduced swelling compared to more traditional fillers. Not only is there less downtime, the treatment itself is made as pain free as possible by the built-in lidocaine anesthetic. Results are commonly seen to last up to twelve months.
Juvéderm™ is used to smooth out wrinkles, and plump lips, nasolabial folds and acne scars.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our body and helps maintain youthful, elastic skin; however, it diminishes as we age. Juvéderm™ injections have a main ingredient of hyaluronic acid, which is composed as a gel that contains a natural complex sugar that bolsters elasticity. It is injected below the skin’s surface to cushion and hydrate the skin, leaving it smoother, more supple and looking more refreshed – instantly. There are two types of this filler available, Juvederm PLUS and Juvederm™ ULTRA PLUS.
Juvederm™ ULTRA works best for minor enhancements such as moderate wrinkles, scar correction, and slight lip enhancement. This type of treatment is best for slight enhancements because of its thinner consistency, which works better for correcting the appearance of scars, not so deep wrinkles, and a minor lip plump. Due to its finer molecules, it has the ability to be used closer to skin’s surface and areas with thinner skin. As a result, Juvederm™ULTRA is a great option to affix volume to wrinkles and fine lines. The pliant gel provides a smoother, more natural-looking appearance than some of the more rigid treatments and is thought to last longer. After six to twelve months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body. Juvéderm™ ULTRA can last from several months to one year and usually requires less substance during touch-ups.
The second type of this filler is Juvederm™ ULTRA PLUS. Due to its thicker consistency, it can fill more effectively and is a better fit for those seeking more dramatic results. Juvederm™ ULTRA PLUS is great for deeper wrinkles, nasolabial folds and areas with great volume loss. It was formulated to have the ability to go deeper into the dermis and fill in more severe wrinkles and can last up to a year as well.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only FDA-approved filler. It’s great for the cheeks and adds volume and contour instantly. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile. Juvederm corrects age-related volume loss in the midface. With optimal treatment, natural-looking results last up to two years for patients 21 and older.
While JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, adds volume to the cheek area.
RESTYLANE® and RESTYLANE LYFT ® Non-animal based dermal fillers
If you want to enhance your lips or get rid of wrinkles and if you’re allergic or fearful of using bovine collagen, then these natural products may be your answer.
Restylane® and Restylane Lyft® are safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin.
Restylane® and Restylane Lyft® were the first dermal fillers made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid… a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. These products contain hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel, which is injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once injected, the fillers create volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip, they can restore a more natural and sensuous look.
Restylane® can last twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. This particular filler is primarily to improve severe facial folds and wrinkles. As far as lasting power, it may last up to 18 months if touch ups are done between 5 to 9 months. If touch ups are not done, the filler may only last 6 months.
Restylane Lyft, the second non-animal based hyaluronic acid is primarily used to assist in diminishing the visibility of more prominent folds, plumping lips and adding volume to flattened areas on the skin. In terms of staying power, some claim that this filler does last longer than Restylane®.
RESTYLANE: Refyne & Defyne
Restylane is an FDA approved treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The main ingredient is a new hyaluronic acid, XpresHAn, which achieves a more natural look that lasts up to 12 months. This sugar molecule occurs naturally in the skin’s connective tissues. As you age, you begin to lose the ability to retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Galderma offers two different fillers, Refyne and Defyne. The Refyne filler treats moderate wrinkles and folds from the nose to the mouth. The Defyne filler plumps and fills severe deep-set lines. Both of these fillers are safe and offer more flexibility and customizable results. Refyne and Defyne are proven to last up to a year.
SCULPTRA™ Facial contouring and volumizing for hands
Has your face lost some of its contour? Maybe your cheeks have hollowed out or your chin has indented or your eyes have sunken? Maybe you have deep skin folds or wrinkles because your face is losing fat?
Sculptra™ is here to help, a sculpting agent that corrects the signs of facial fat loss by using a safe, synthetic material [Poly-L-lactic acid] that is injected deep into your skin. Once injected, the body will then build collagen around it, causing your skin tissue to thicken and fill in any facial depressions. After injection, several follow up treatments are required, depending on the severity. Over time, the skin begins to thicken.
Poly-L-lactic acid is safe – it’s the same material used in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants and a natural form of Poly-L-lactic acid is produced in our muscles during exercise so it can easily be dissolved by the body. Unlike other hyaluronic acid based fillers, Sculptra™ encourages the growth of new collagen within the injected area. As a result, a change will not be seen immediately and it may take a few months. Nonetheless, the effect is long-lasting.
Sculptra™ is the first FDA-approved product of its kind to restore and/or correct the signs of facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, in people with human immunodeficiency virus.
Sculptra™ provides up to an 80% improvement in the treated areas and lasts up to two years or more by actually stimulating collagen growth as it is broken down by the body. When the benefits of other dermal fillers begin to fade in a couple months, Sculptra™ will still be improving your skin’s volume and youthful appearance.
Belotero is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that smoothes moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, it is considered to be a “starter filler”. Belotero evenly integrates with your own tissues and discreetly enhances your facial contours for added confidence. The ideal candidate for this filler would be someone who would like to reduce the visibility of fine lines around the mouth.