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Latisse Dermal Fillers (Juvederm Ultra®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra)
Short and thinning lashes can be a common problem as we age. This can noticeably affect your overall facial balance. Latisse is the first and only FDA approved, prescription solution treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. In the Latisse clinical study, Latisse patients saw full results in 16 weeks and half of Latisse patients saw significantly more prominent eyelashes after only 8 weeks.
Facial fillers are manufactured products or materials from your body that are injected to temporarily erase wrinkles and fill volume.
Length of procedure: 30 minutes
Length of stay: Office procedure
Anticipate: Local swelling for 3 to 7 days and, occasionally, mild bruising
Final result: 3 to 7 days as swelling resolves
Duration of results: 6 to 12 months with collagen or hyaluronic acid 12 to 18 months with Radiesse temporary or permanent with fat injections
Facial Filler Options
Hyaluronic Acid Juvederm Voluma
Juvederm Voluma XC is one of
the newest, FDA approved, injectible gel fillers available.
Although it sounds similar to its close relative, Juvederm
XC, the two products work very differently. Juvederm XC
is used to temporarily smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles
and folds around the nose and mouth. Where as, Juvederm
Voluma XC is used to temporarily correct age related volume
loss by adding volume back to the midface/cheek area.
Juvederm Voluma XC also contains a small
amount of lidocaine which helps to numb the treatment area
during the injection procedure. Results are instant and
have lasted up to two years with optimal correction.
Hyaluronic Acid Juvederm
Hyaluronic acid products are
injected to decrease fine lines, creases and depressions
and to restore skin volume and fullness. Hyaluronic acid
injections may be combined with Botox Cosmetic or other
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to injecting the skin.
Results of the treatment usually last at least six months
to one year.
Juvederm has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than
Restylane. It is used to diminish moderate-to-severe facial
wrinkles, including nasolabial folds, wrinkles on the lower
and upper face, small wrinkles directly above the lips,
and to create fuller lips.
To minimize bleeding or bruising at the injection site,
patients should not use non steroidal and anti-inflammatory
medications, aspirin, herbal supplements or high doses of
vitamin E three weeks prior to a Juvederm injection.
Juvederm use does not cause an allergic reaction, because
it is a non-animal-based product. An anesthetic cream is
applied to numb the skin prior to the injection. Results
of treatment usually last six months to one year.
Radiesse is considered a semi permanent
filler for deeper skin wrinkles and creases. It is not intended
for high movement areas such as the lips. It also can be
used to contour the jawline or correct facial asymmetry
or facial dips. Radiesse injections may last one to three
years. When used for contouring, injections last up to one
Fat may be harvested from certain
areas of your body, often the lower abdomen, through liposuction
and then placed in a syringe and injected through small
incisions into the cheek, tear trough, temple or forehead.
Like bovine collagen, the effects are unpredictable and
may be temporary depending how the body reabsorption of
the fat. Bruising usually diminishes within three weeks.
Sculptra is a facial filler consisting
of poly-L-lastic acid. It is uniquely different from other
facial fillers because it replaces collagen overtime, resulting
in a natural, long-lasting appearance. Sculptra is commonly
used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, folds,
and other facial depressions in the cheeks, temple area,
eyebrow area, and even the sides of your face.
How Does Sculptra Work?
As we age, our body begins to produce less collagen - the main component that helps keep our skin looking smooth and youthful. Although this is a natural part of aging, the effects of decreased collagen production can result in the appearance of wrinkles and facial depressions. When Sculptra is injected, it rests under the deep dermis layer of our skin. Patients will see an immediate correction of the defect but a temporary reappearance will occur within the next few days. Micro-particles of PLLA (poly-L-lastic acid – the main component of Sculptra) then begin to replace the lost collagen. This reinforces the skin’s structure, resulting in the smoothing out of shallow to deep wrinkles, folds, and other facial depressions. Results can vary, but typically last up to two years. On average, a series of three injections are needed over a period of a few months. It’s also important to note that the number of injections per session can also vary from person to person.