Youthful skin naturally contains an abundance of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is a protein that provides skin with structural support and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge, binding water to hydrate skin, giving it volume. As we age, however, both substances slowly begin to dissipate, allowing for the formation of lines and wrinkles, especially around the nose, lips, and mouth. In addition, loss of facial volume can give a hollow, shadowed appearance to the cheek areas. Time, sun exposure, and other environmental factors can contribute to a loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which can be treated with injectable fillers.
Juvederm is a dermal filler introduced to the U.S. market by Allergan, the company which manufactures BOTOX® . It is a non-surgical filler your provider uses to instantly smooth out the lines along the sides of your nose and mouth or to restore volume to the lips & cheeks. Providing natural-looking results up to a year with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM® XC is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), manufactured using proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology. Below the dermis, Juvéderm binds with water and the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in your body to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
As you age, it's not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss.
Juvederm Voluma is the only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. It creates a smoother contour and a more youthful appearance for the midface with VYCROSS™ technology. The VYCROSS™ technology produces an efficiently and tightly cross-linked gel which contributes to its lift capacity and duration. Voluma instantly provides contour and a smooth, natural-looking lift that can last up to 2 years with optimal correction.
From the makers of BOTOX® comes a new filler from Allergan® called Juvederm Volbella® for lip enhancement. Volbella subtly reshapes and redefines lips. It is the latest addition to the Juvederm collection of fillers, developed specifically for the lips and mouth area. Volbella has been FDA approved for use in lip augmentation, working to help add definition to the mouth area. Volbella can help to define the natural contour by accentuating the vermillion border (outline of the lips), smooth the fine, vertical lines appearing around the lips (also known as “smoker’s lines”), enhance the cupid’s bow (the dip in the middle of the upper lip leading to a “pouty” appearance), and treat oral commissures (where the corners of the mouth turn down).
Volbella® is a unique filler, created especially to restore volume in the delicate tissues around the mouth. Made using Juvederm’s own Vycross™ technology, Volbella® is a smooth gel, with a low concentration of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), meaning little chance for unexpected swelling. Volbella® works right away, plumping tissues, contouring lips, and restoring lip borders for a youthful appearance. With optimal correction, each treatment can last up to one year.
One of the most important factors in choosing a filler treatment is understanding how it works. Over time, our skin begins to lose naturally occurring components such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA), leaving skin more prone to develop etched-in lines and wrinkles.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue. While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, BELOTERO BALANCE specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips. Belotero provides soft correction with results that are even, smooth, and natural. With optimal correction, it is clinically proven to last up to 6 months or longer. BELOTERO BALANCE provides an elegant finishing touch to your skin treatment regimen.
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. What’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients to help you achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
What to Expect During Your Visit First, we will identify the areas for correction and then cleanse the skin. Topical anesthetic, ice, or a nerve block can be used to provide comfort during the injection. Using a fine needle, fillers are injected beneath the skin to a specific depth. Volume in the skin is thereby increased to fill out age-related wrinkles and folds.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers? Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips, shape facial contours and revitalize the skin. The most common areas treated are:
The nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial fold)
Lines around the mouth (Perioral lines and Oral Commissures)
Hollowness and volume loss under eyes (Tear Trough)
Lines from the corners of the mouth downward to the jawline (Marionette Lines)
Natural lip enhancement
What are the side effects of treatment with dermal fillers? The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature.
How soon will I see any result and how long does it last? Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2-4 weeks. Results can last between 6-12 months although optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments. The longevity varies from person to person depending on your requirements and the severity of the wrinkles that are being treated, in addition to the particular dermal filler being administered.