Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse Products are some of the safest and most reliable fillers on the market today. These fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product is made from a modified form of HA, with specific characteristics such as stretchability, thickness and affinity to water which makes each product specific for you. Both Restylane and Juvederm products are dissolvable if needed (Radiesse can not).
What can Fillers be used for?
- Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
- Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
- Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
- Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
- Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
- Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.
Juvederm Vollure XC is the newest addition to the Juvederm Family of Fillers. Juvederm Vollure XC softens moderate to severe parentheses, folds and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth for a smooth natural appearance lasting up to 18 months. Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Restylane LYFT and Juvederm VOLUMA XC is used to replace lost volume in the mid-face, cheeks, and temple area. As you age, your cheeks will be one of the first areas from where fat descends downward, creating facial hollows and a less youthful face shape. As everything descends from the mid-face, the deep folds, known as nasolabial folds, extending from the corners of your nose to your mouth begin to form. Both Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma helps lift this area for an improved and more youthful contour to your face.
Juvederm VOLBELLA XC adds subtle volume to the lips and instantly softens the appearance of vertical lip lines & fine lines naturally. Results last up to one year with one treatment.
Radiesse, Restylane Refyne, Defyne , Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus XC can be used to correct moderate to severe folds and lines in the face, like Smile lines (nasolabial folds) and Puppet Lines (marionette folds). It can also plump lips, erase fine lines around the mouth and reflate earlobes.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes between 15-45 minutes depending on how many areas to be improved.
Does it hurt?
We use only Juvederm products that have a numbing agent. Making your experience as pain-free as possible is very important to us. We use ice, numbing cream and a very gentle touch to make it quite tolerable. Our clients tell us we are the best at keeping it comfortable.
What can I expect after the injections?
After treatment, you can expect a small amount of swelling, redness, and possibly a small bruise. We do our best to keep bruising to a minimum using ice, arnica, and cannulas where appropriate.
When will I see results?
Immediately after your treatment!! Normally 7- 10 days after the treatment your results will look even better.
How long do Fillers last?
Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma XC lasts up to 2 years with maintenance touchups, Restylane Refyne, Defyne, Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus XC and Volbella last up to one year. The body slowly metabolizes the product and usually just maintaining with an occasional touch-up treatments will keep you looking refreshed for years.