The procedure will be fully explained to you during your consultation. The injection procedure is commonly performed using a local anesthetic injection (similar to that used by a dentist) to numb the treatment area. The injection is painless.
Juvederm™ filler is injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle. It combines with water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and enhance lips. Juvederm™ is the first approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler with demonstrated safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
Juvederm™ is best used for:
smooth the lines around your mouth and nose
enhance the size and shape of your lips
reduce crow's feet
reduce laugh lines
fill out your cheeks
Longer lasting than many fillers (up to 1 year)
No allergy testing required
Juvederm™ has a smooth consistency for natural results
Juvederm™ filler is effective for all skin types.
People with severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or presence of multiple severe allergies should not use Juvederm™. Patients who are using blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Please inform us if you are using any blood thinning medications.
There may be some redness and tenderness at the injections site, and some post-injection bruising, or mild swelling, which usually resolves itself within a few days. If laser treatment, chemical peeling, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Juvederm™ injectable gel, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site. Juvederm™ is FDA approved.
Radiesse® is not just a facial filler. Radiesse® stimulates the generation of new collage, restoring elasticity and youthfulness to the skin, rebuilding the skin's foundation. Radiesse is made of smooth cacium hydroxylapatite. Radiesse® initially performs as a filler, then, after several months, collagen begins to surround CaHA particles, building a "scaffolding", a strong structure that allows for longer term enhancement. After about 2 years, CaHA particles safely degrade and are metabolized by the body.
Radiesse® is effective for the treatment of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, including:
facial lipoatrophy (facial wasting)
Treatments take only 30 minutes
Results last for up to one year
Results are immediate
Minor side effects
Little or no recuperation time
No allergy pre-testing required
Restylane® filler is a clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. Restylane® creates volume, filling in folds and wrinkles. Restylane® is intended for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements.
Restylane® Fine Lines, is the same product, with a smaller molecule. It is used for correcting thin superficial lines, around the mouth, for example, forehead lines and smile lines.
Restylane® can be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years and to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).