Dermal fillers not only restore any lost volume, but it also adds definition and soften lines on the face. Instant results with little downtime, this is why this treatment is so popular among cosmetic dermatology. Some dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural occurring substance in the skin that helps retain moisture.
Others contain particles that produce quicker results as well as prompting your body to make new collagen. PHDermatology professionals will be able to assist you on which solution is the right choice for you.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM®?
Juvederm® is on of the dermal fillers produced from Hyaluronic acid (HA) which a natural complex sugar found in all living cells. HA helps to retain water similar to a sponge retaining water. The Hyaluronic acid attracts water which hydrates your skin and plumps up the wrinkle areas creating volume and density around the face.
WHAT DOES JUVEDERM® TREAT?
Juvederm like Restylane can help with bags around the eyes, loss of volume of the lip or cheek and wrinkle lines.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY JUVEDERM® TREATMENT?
General discomfort from Juvederm® injections are swelling or some slight bruising at the injection sites which can be covered up by make-up
HOW LONG WILL MY JUVEDERM® TREATMENT LAST?
This product can last up to 8-12 months or longer.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM®VOLBELLA®?
Juvederm Volbella® with Lidocaine is developed specifically for your lips and mouth area. This smooth gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture.
WHAT DOES JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® TREAT?
Juvederm Volbella® adds definition to the lips.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® TREATMENT?
General discomfort from Juvederm® injections are swelling or some slight bruising at the injection sites which can be covered up by make-up. Juvederm Volbella® injections include a local anaesthetic, you should find it makes the treatment process much more comfortable.
HOW LONG DOES JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® LAST?
Results can last up to one year.
WHAT IS JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC INJECTABLE GEL?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
- First and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
- Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
- After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities
- Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
WHAT IS RADIESSE®?
Rather than hyaluronic acid, Radiesse® is one of the dermal fillers made from calcium based microspheres suspended in a water based gel. Radiesse® provides both immediate and extended results because it stimulates production of collagen and encourages tissue regeneration. This cosmetic filler is for patients with very well defined wrinkles or folds around the nasal area and the mouth. Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite and also works for augmenting chin or cheek bones.
WHAT DOES RADIESSE TREAT®?
Radiesse can soften deep frown and nasal lines to create a refreshed look. This non-surgical wrinkle filler provides immediate results for treatment of naso-labial folds, peri-orial lines, depressed scars and loss of cheek volume. Radiesse has also proven effective in treating fat loss in the back of the hands, giving them a more youthful appearance.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY RADIESSE® TREATMENT?
General discomfort from Radiesse injections are swelling or some slight bruising at the injection sites which can be covered up by make-up.
WHAT IS RESTYLANE®?
Restylane® is an injectable gel that can create a very smooth and rejuvenated look which will smooth out the “parentheses” around your nasal area and corners of your mouth. Restylane is made of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible with the human body and eventually broken down naturally.
WHAT DOES RESTYLANE® TREAT?
They can be used individually to add 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).
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY RESTYLANE® TREATMENT?
General discomfort from Restylane® injections are swelling or some slight bruising at the injection sites which can be covered up by make-up.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY RESTYLANE® TREATMENT LAST?
Restylane® may last up to 18 months.
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