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A brief overview.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected beneath the skin to smooth wrinkles and folds on the face. Some of the main components of healthy skin are water, fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Specifically, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. Therefore, Juvederm injections add volume to the skin, and restore a naturally smoother appearance to the face. . . . read more.
Voluma is the newest arrival in the Juvederm family of facial fillers. Voluma instantly adds volume to the cheek area, with natural-looking results which can last up to 2 years with optimal treatment. In the clinical study, people perceived themselves to look 5 years younger 6 months after treatment, and 3 years younger 24 months after treatment. The average volume injected during the clinical study was 6.8 syringes to achieve optimal correction for the cheek area. . . . read more.
Radiesse is a new generation non-surgical facial contouring filler that delivers an immediate, longer lasting result. The unique composition of Radiesse provides immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, but with the benefit of long-term effects. This is because Radiesse is made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The microspheres form a lattice beneath the skin, through which your body's own collagen grows. This produces the desired longer-term effect seen with Radiesse over other dermal fillers. . . . read more.
Sculptra has been used with such great success that it is often called the "Liquid Face Lift". This non-invasive treatment corrects the deepest of creases and wrinkles with long-term results using a biodegradable material called "poly-L-lactic acid". Studies have shown that Sculptra's potency can even correct lipoatrophy, a condition that causes facial fat loss. Using numbing medication to minimize discomfort, Sculptra is injected using a fine needle. It works by stimulating collagen production in the skin and fills in what has been lost with age. Results are gradual and, depending on the level of improvement desired and the severity of the problem, anywhere between 3-5 monthly treatments may be needed. Once the desired look is achieved, this semi-permanent treatment appears to last greater than two years. . . . read more.
Restylane is an instant volumizer which requires little to no downtime. As we grow older, our skin loses volume and begins to develop changes recognizable as wrinkles and folds. Some of the main components of healthy skin are water, fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. There are a number of injectable cosmetic fillers available to help improve upon one's facial appearance and achieve a more youthful look without plastic surgery. These fillers restore the lost volume and smooth out skin wrinkles. Collagen and fat are some of the more traditional fillers used for cosmetic enhancement but they can have some drawbacks. . . . read more.
Perlane is an injectable filler similar to Restylane but has a thicker consistency and thus greater filling capability and longevity. Perlane is an instant volumizer that requires little to no downtime. As we grow older, our skin loses volume and begins to develop changes recognizable as wrinkles and folds. Some of the main components of healthy skin are water, fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. There are a number of injectable cosmetic fillers available to help improve upon one's facial appearance and achieve a more youthful look without plastic surgery. These fillers restore the lost volume and smooth out skin wrinkles. Collagen and fat are some of the more traditional fillers used for cosmetic enhancement but they can have some drawbacks. . . . read more.
Fat transfer or fat injection relies on the premise that by adding more volume to certain areas of the face, we can improve signs of aging. It is a well-known fact that as we age, the face loses volume of muscle, fat, and bone. For many decades, we thought of aging as an excess of skin. It is now recognized that the apparent excess of skin is at least in part due to the loss of soft tissue bulk, or fat from the face. Fat may be transferred from other parts of the body (usually from the abdomen, flanks, or thighs) to areas of the face in need of volume enhancement. . . . read more.
Bellafill is the first injectable filler available in the United States that fulfills the promise of lasting results. Bellafill injections have been used for more than two decades throughout Europe and Canada under the name Artecoll and ArteFill for treatment of nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). Bellafill received approval from the FDA in 2006 for treatment of nasolabial folds and is available at Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center. . . . read more.
Facial fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm are naturally occurring gels that are injected into the skin as a "filler" in order to add volume to aging skin, lips and to lift up wrinkles and folds. Most fillers consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the skin. Once injected into the skin, fillers work by creating volume. . . . read more.