Juvederm XC is a FDA approved cosmetic product that is comprised of a colorless Hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body, that delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by retaining water and acts as a cushioning agent. When injected intradermally into facial tissue, Juvederm XC smooths facial folds, plumps and replaces volume loss. Juvederm XC can be used to treat moderate to severe marionette lines, nasal-labial folds, fill in depressed cheeks or plump the lips. Results may last up to 9 Months; However, Individual results vary.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a FDA approved dermal filler that is comprised of Hyaluronic acid gel,a sugar that is naturally produced by the body. Juvederm Ultra plus plumps and restores volume and can improve the appearance of deeper facial lines and folds. When injected intradermally, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can injected into the temples, nasolabial folds, Jowls and marionette lines. Results may last up to 9 Months; However, Individual results vary.
Juvederm Volbella is a FDA approved Injection, used to increase lip fullness, improve lip symmetry and smooth “Smokers lines”around the mouth. Juvederm Volbella hit the dermal filler market in 2016 and is created by Allergan, the maker of Botox. Volbella blends different molecular weights of Hyaluronic acid for enhanced longevity. Volbella provides a natural aesthetic and subtle volume which can last upto 1 year.
Vollure is the newest dermal filler, hitting the market in 2017 and is a part of the Juvederm family. Vollure is a FDA approved injection that uses VYCROSS technology, blending low and high molecular hyaluronic acid weight, enabling it to correct and improve moderate to severe facial wrinkles and volume loss for up to 18 months.
Juvederm Voluma is dermal filler approved by the FDA, that is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in the body, which hydrates, delivers nutrients and acts asa cushioning agent. Voluma is designed to add volume in the cheek and mid facial area, restore facial structure and counteract the aging process by lifting sagging skin. Clinical studies for Voluma shows that improvements may last up to 2 years.
Restylane is a dermal filler, composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar in the body. Restylane is used to improve or help correct sagging skin, enhance the lips, eye hollowness, scars, and nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Restylane may last up to 9 months; However, Individual results vary.
Restylane Lyft is a colorless, injectable hyaluronic acid gel, that consists of larger particles to replenish volume, add structure and help lift sagging skin. Restylane Lyft is FDA approved to add volume to cheeks, restore hollowness and correct moderate to severe facial folds. Restylane Lyft may last up to 9 months; However individual results vary.
Restylane Silk is a FDA approved dermal filler that consists of small, silky hyaluronic acid particles that help restore aging skin. Restylane Silk is designed to smooth fine lines around the mouth, and add subtle volume to aging lips. Restylane silk may last from 6-9 months; However, individual results vary.
Restylane Refyne is a dermal filler designed with XpresHan technology, an enhanced hyaluronic acid molecule, that is flexible, smooth, and able mimic the bodies facial expressions creating a very natural aesthetic. Restylane Refyne provides the skin with support and can be used where facial expression lines have formed, while maintaining movement. Restylane Refyne may last up to 1 year; However individual results vary.
Restylane Defyne is a dermal filler used to soften moderate to severe nasal-labial folds, improve volume loss and is used to smooth out the lower face, while maintaining your facial expressions. Restylane Refyne is a dermal filler designed with XpresHan technology, an enhanced hyaluronic acid molecule, that is flexible, smooth, and able to mimic the bodies facial movement creating a very natural aesthetic. Restylane Defyne may last up to 1 year; However individual results vary.
Belotero is a dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body, that delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin and acts as a cushioning agent. By binding to water, Belotero can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and lips, allowing for a smooth and immediate correction. Belotero can also be used to soften nasolabial folds and marionette lines, plump the lips, replace volume loss under the eyes and fill scars. Belotero may last from 6-9 months; However individual results vary.
Radiesse is a resorbable dermal filler, comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water based gel. The thick Radiesse beads create a scaffolding under the skin, that stimulates new collagen production. Radiesse is ideal for correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, enhancing/lifting and the cheeks and jaw, and replenishing volume loss. Improvements with Radiesse may last up to 18 months;
However, individual results vary.
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA approved injection of poly-L-lactic acid into the skin and underlying facial tissue. Sculptra therapy is designed to help correct skin depression, degenerative aging skin and facial lipoatrophy. Sculptra causes a reaction in the skin which forms new collagen, and gradually replaces volume loss resulting in a very natural aesthetic. With multiple treatments, the results of Sculptra can last up to 2 years; However, individual results vary.
FAQ'S of Dermal Filler
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are FDA approved cosmetic injectables, comprised of Hyaluronic acid gel. When Dermal filler is injected into facial tissue, it smooths facial folds, plumps the skin, replenishes volume loss, stimulates collagen and increases hydration.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body, that delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by retaining water and acts as a cushioning agent. Hyaluronic acid is long lasting, and extremely malleable. Hyaluronic acid is naturally broken down through the body’s natural process.
What Hyaluronic acid based filler does SkinTight Aesthetics provide?
The collection of Hyaluronic acid based fillers provided at SkinTight Aesthetics include: Juvederm-XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.
Which Dermal filler is best for me?
During your consultation at SkinTight Aeshetics, your injection specialist and skincare expert will address your skin concerns, discuss your goals and then recommend the best dermal filler based on your own unique needs.
How long does an appointment for dermal filler take?
The exact time depends on the area being treated, but generally a treatment for dermal filler takes half an hour to an hour to complete.
Are Dermal Filler injections painful?
Dermal filler injections are very tolerable. The injections cause very mild, very temporary discomfort, and feel similar to a slight pinching sensation and some pressure. A small amount of lidocaine is pre-mixed into the dermal filler to reduce any pain. A topical numbing agent can be applied prior to injections, to ease any discomfort; However, most find the injections extremely tolerable without any numbing agents. Ice is applied to the treated area to aid swelling and ease discomfort.
How long does it take for Dermal filler to work?
The results from dermal filler are immediate; However, it can generally take up to two weeks for any swelling or possible bruising to subside. After a few weeks the dermal filler will have settled, and continual improvement can be seen due to increased collagen production after treatment.
How is Dermal Filler administered?
Injections for dermal filler are implanted intradermally through a fine gauge needle into the discussed treated area.
How long does dermal filler last?
The duration for dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6-12 months. This duration depends on the type of dermal filler, the area that is treated and the individuals own physiology, as some individuals metabolize dermal fillers quicker than others.
Is there any downtime after being treated with Dermal Fillers?
There is no downtime required after being treated with dermal fillers, and you are not required to schedule any time off of work. You can go straight back to work can resume normal activities immediately; However, exercise is not recommended for 24-hours after injections. Mild swelling, red bumps or bruising may appear after injections; However, any redness tends to dissipate shortly after treatment and makeup can be gently applied.
What Is the recovery process after dermal filler?
After your dermal filler treatment, you may experience redness and swelling, bruising may also be visible. You may experience tenderness at injection site for a few days after your treatment. Depending upon the areas treated and products used, you may feel “firmness” in the treated areas for 1 to 2 weeks after treatment. Over time, the areas will soften and “settle.” For discomfort you may take Tylenol. Arnica creams can be topically applied to aid bruising, swelling and pain after treatment.
Are there any side effects or possible risks to being treated with dermal filler?
Like any medical procedure, dermal filler does have potential risk factors. During your consultation your provider will determine if dermal filler is the right treatment for you. The most common side effects associated with Dermal Filler include mild or moderate temporary injection-site reactions such as: inflammatory reaction, redness/pain, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. It is unlikely that any serious side effects will occur, but if you experience anything that seems unusual, it is important to call our practice and talk to a practitioner.
Who is the best candidate for dermal filler injections?
Healthy men, and women who are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles, folds, hollowness and aging are candidate for dermal fillers. Additionally, those who wish to enhance their natural features, and restore a more youthful appearance are also candidates for dermal fillers.
Who is NOT a candidate for Dermal filler?
During your consultation an assessment will be made to ensure who is the right candidate for dermal filler. Dermal filler is not safe for those who are allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins. Dermal filler may not be safe for those with bleeding disorders or other health problems. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not a candidate for dermal filler.