Dermal Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra
Aesthetic injectable products can be used for a variety of purposes from reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds to contouring the body and improving facial volume loss.
Dermal Fillers: There are different types of injectable procedures for different types of patient concerns. Dermal fillers can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness to depleted areas as well as helping to restore facial volume and symmetry. When used appropriately result can last 6 months or longer, depending on type of filler and placement location.
- Plump the lips
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth
- Add volume to hollow cheeks or temples
- Smooth out a deep creases of folds
- Improve facial feature symmetry
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced in your body. It helps to hydrate and plump the skin. HA fillers are gel-like substances of varying degrees of firmness to address specific needs for the target areas of rejuvenation. The results can last from 6 to 12 months, or longer for some newer formulations, before the body gradually breaks down and removes the particles. HA fillers can also be dissolved, making them reversible, if the need arises.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a safe, biodegradable synthetic injectable substance. Poly-L-lactic acid products are technically classified as “collagen stimulators,” because their main use, to smooth fine lines, is through helping your skin rebuild it’s own natural collagen—the filler gel carrier is absorbed within a few days after treatment. Poly-L-lactic acid is typically used to treat deeper facial wrinkles and more overall volume loss concerns, and results can last more than 2 years. The only FDA approved PLLA filler is Sculptra
Calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in bone. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are extremely small and formulated in a smooth gel. The results can last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Additionally, Calcium hydroxylapatite has been found to help your body stimulate collagen production and can also be used to correct deeper lines and wrinkles. FDA approved CaHA fillers include Radiesse®.
Neuromodulators: ie. Botox, Dysport
Neuromodulators are mixed into a liquid solution and injected in very small amounts into specific select facial muscles, weakening or paralyzing the target muscle which typically lasts for several months. This weakening or paralyzing effect reduces the muscles ability to animate in that area and temporarily reduces or eliminates skin wrinkles or folds.
- Soften/eliminate lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and neck
- Soften furrowed brow (that angry look)
- Elevate brow
Neuromodulators such as Botox, Xeomin, Jeauveu and Dysport may take several days to have the full effect, however, once the effect kicks in, it typically can lasts 3+ months before the muscle movement completely returns. At that point the treatment may be repeated as desired.
- JUVÉDERM® and their designs are trademarks of Allergan Holdings France SAS or its affiliates.
- RESTYLANE is a trademark of Nestlé Skin Health S.A.
- DYSPORT is a trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Limited.
- XEOMIN is a registered trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co.
- BOTOX is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.
- Jeuveau® is a registered trademark of Evolus, Inc