Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
FDA-approved dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid include Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane Silk®, Belotero®, Voluma®, Resylane® Lyft . These are safe, effective injectable gels that restore volume to the skin, lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and folds. Natural looking results are visible immediately and can last for many months. Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body, no pre-testing is required. Common areas treated include the nasolabial folds, around and in the lips, the corners of the mouth and the hollows under the eyes.
Hyaluronic acid produces results that last for several months through its unique ability to bind with water and remain in the skin. The results of this procedure are visible right away, and can last for several months, depending on the condition of the individual patient’s skin.
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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
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
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Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that has been approved by the FDA to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin. This product is made of microspheres composed of calcium hydroxylapatite within a water-based gel and is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones. Radiesse can be injected directly into the skin with no need for pre-testing.
Radiesse is most effective in reducing the appearance of deep, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and for restoring volume and contour to the cheeks. The results of this procedure are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to 9 months. With continued treatment, patients will require fewer and fewer injections.
Sculptra is an injectable filler that restores facial fat lost over time, including sunken cheeks and temples, hollow eyes and other indentations. This filler is injected below the surface of the skin in the areas of fat loss. The Sculptra injection consists of an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. This product is safe, synthetic, biocompatible, biodegradable and long-lasting. No pre-testing is required for Sculptra treatments.
The results of Sculptra will appear gradually after the injection, with most patients able to achieve their desired results after 2 – 3 treatment sessions. The length of the results can vary from patient to patient, but often last for up to two years.