Filler: So.Many.Choices

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Filler: So.Many.Choices

December 30, 2018 aesthetics lip filler Uncategorized 0

Juvederm, Restylane, Volbella, Lyft…

So many words that may have you thinking, “What is that AND what does it do?!”

Let’s spend some time talking fillers. 

What happens as we age?
  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity
  • Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear- yikes. No thanks.

What are dermal fillers anyways?

They fill in wrinkles and add volume. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: cheeks, mouth, chin and jawline, as well as lip fillers.

How do they work?

Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed. As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look–starting at age 25!! Pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties. This is where fillers come in to restore lost volume or add lift.

So, what types of fillers are there and what do they do?

Juvederm:

Juvéderm is a collection of fillers and different versions of Juvederm are designed to be used in different areas of the face. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface for up to 2 years.  It can also be utilized for profile balencing.  JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for up to 18 months.  JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is the first and only filler FDA approved to increase lip fullness and correct perioral lines for up to 1 year. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is the first and only filler FDA approved to increase lip fullness and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for up to 1 year.J UVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a robust formulation with a higher degree of cross-linking Distinct formulations for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Restylane:

The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21.
 
The Restylane® line smooths away facial wrinkles and folds (Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne) provides subtle lip enhancement (Restylane, Restylane Silk) smooths the lines around the mouth (Restylane Silk) adds lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Lyft) and helps reverse the signs of volume loss in the back of the hands (Restylane Lyft).

Sculptra:

Sculptra® Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging.

Sculptra is used to build up cheeks, fill in hollows or sunken areas of the face, and increase skin thickness to diminish the appearance of folds and lines. It is not injected into the lips or used around the eyes.

Radiesse:

Radiesse® has the unique ability to both immediately restore lost volume and stimulate your body to produce its own natural collagen for long-lasting results.Radiesse® Dermal Filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium-based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body naturally breaks down these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.

Radiesse is used to treat moderate-to-severe facial creases, such as the nasolabial folds. It also can be used to plump up cheeks and other facial contours. It’s not used on the lips.

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