DERMAL FILLERS - FOR WRINKLES AND VOLUME LOSS
Cosmetic filler is a safe and natural treatment used to restore volume and fullness to the skin in order to correct facial winkles and folds. Cosmetic fillers are typically made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Filler maintains its shape by using the body’s own moisture and attracting more water to the treated area. As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water.
The results are instant and can last from 6 months up to 2 years depending on the type of cosmetic filler used and how much filler is used.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Healthy young skin contains collagen, which gives skin volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, resulting in diminishing facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in the wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity that rob your skin of its youthful appearance. In addition to losing collagen in our skin, we lose volume in our faces. The volume loss if due loss of bone, muscle mass and fat. The ideal way to achieve wrinkle reduction is by replenishing lost volume.
Dermal fillers are safe and natural and restore volume and fullness to the skin in order to correct facial wrinkles and folds. Belatero® and Juvéderm® and Voluma® dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid maintains their shape by using the body’s own moisture and attracting more water to the area. As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid.
RADIESSE® is another filler made with Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. RADIESSE® wrinkle filler, you welcome back your own natural collagen to smooth out the signs of aging. That’s because RADIESSE® wrinkle filler’s unique formulation stimulates collagenesis – the production of new collagen – which results in increased volume for natural looking wrinkle correction that may last a year or more in many patients. It’s also why more and more doctors are choosing RADIESSE® wrinkle filler for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
The RADIESSE® wrinkle filler difference:
- Stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production
- Instantly corrects wrinkles
- Results that may last a year or more in many patients
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING YOUR TREATMENT
The doctor will decide which filler is beneficial for you in the areas where you have volume loss and wrinkles. She will then clean the area and inject the filler where it is need. You will see immediate results. Afterwards, you may have some swelling and redness. In some cases, there will be bruising. Some patients experience some pressure and some minor discomfort, but these symptoms will diminish in a few days or couple of weeks.
NAMES OF DIFFERENT FILLERS
Juvederm Ultra XC- plumps nasolabial folds, lips, the parentheses lines around the mouth, and moderate wrinkles, volume loss in cheeks
Juvederm Plus – Deep facial creases, nasolabial folds, marionette lines volume loss in cheeks and across jawline
Juvederm Vobella – more natural looking lips and vertical lip lines
Juvederm Vollure – 2nd generation of Juvederm that is longer lasting
Juvederm Voluma – the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years depending on the amount you get
Restylane Silk – for lips and fine lines
Restylane Refyne – for wrinkles around the nose and mouth area that gives subtle, flexible support
Restylane Defyne – for deeper wrinkles around the nose and mouth area and this filler gives subtle and flexible support
Belotero – is effective for treating lines around the eyes and lips, and for fine, superficial wrinkles, volume under eyes
Radiesse – provides volume in deeper wrinkles and hollow or sagging cheeks, creates prominent cheekbones, contours jawline
PRE TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Avoid taking anticoagulants for 5 days before treatment, if medical condition allows. Please get permission from your treating doctor. Examples of anticoagulants are Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn, ibuprofen, aspirin heparin, warfrin, flax, fish oil and extra vit. C and E. You can also take Arnica Montana pills for 3-5 days prior to the treatment to decrease the amount of swelling and bruising. Arnica Montana pills are available at health stores such as Whole Foods, Down to Earth, GNC, and Vitamin Shop.
AFTER TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
First 24 hours you should avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages. Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the bruises. If the swollen areas are clear and there is no bruising then use warm compresses instead of ice. You can also take arnica montana pills for the next 3-5 days to help with any bruising or swelling. You may apply make-up in 2 hours. Do not place head in massage cradle for at least 2 weeks to 1 month after injections. Avoid AHA, glycolic and retinol A for 2 days. Do not take anticoagulants for the next 24 hours. Notify physician if there is increasing skin color changes and/or visible swelling. Also if the skin color changes or swelling that lasts for more than a few days, or any other symptoms that cause you concern. No laser or light treatment in the area for 1 month after filler application.
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