Dermal Fillers are used to correct loss of tissue volume in the face that occurs with aging. Fillers can also be used to correct fine lines. Examples of fillers include:
Juvederm® XC is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It is injected under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smoothaway facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds-the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Juvederm® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
Juvederm Voluma® XC is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.
Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Radiesse® dermal filler is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence-all without invasive surgery or scarring.
Sculptra® is a filler for rejuvenating facial skin. Also known as the liquid facelift, it works by filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue. Results will create a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Sculptra® is FDA-approved. It is an injectable form of poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable, biocompatible synthetic polymer from the alpha-hydroxy-acid family.
Sculptra® restores fullness of the face, creating a more natural appearance and treats the deepest wrinkles, acne scarring, and HIV lipoatrophy. Skin testing is not required prior to use. As with most injections, side effect, though minimal, could possibly occur. The most common are redness, swelling and bruising around the treated area.