Fillers like JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel and Radiesse® are the latest dermal fillers that can be used to fill in wrinkles and skin folds. We like to use them to plump up lips and to fill the nasolabial fold that commonly extends from the nose to the mouth.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. With JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, the injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there's minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. The results of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel and last up to one year.
Radiesse® is a next generation cosmetic dermal filler that works somewhat differently than the advanced hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Radiesse® is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural water-based gel. It works with the body, below the skin's surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration. Radiesse® generally lasts up to a year, or more. During the first year, we may advise patients to return for touch up treatments to optimize the collagen-regeneration attributes of Radiesse®.
Wrinkle fillers are different from BOTOX® Cosmetic. Fillers plump up or fill the areas where it is injected, commonly the lips and the nasolabial fold. BOTOX ® Cosmetic, on the other hand, blocks nerve transmission and relaxes facial muscles that pull the skin into expression lines, usually in the forehead and eye area. Many patients enjoy the benefits of using both tools to correct facial lines.
Patient 1: Filled nasolabial folds and vertical wrinkles around lips
Patient 2: Fuller lips
Patient 3: Fuller hands
Patient 4: Fuller lips
Patient 7: Nasolabial fold
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
It provides a lovely uplift to the face and pairs beautifully with Botox, and Juvederm to give you the “so called” liquid face lift.