Dermal fillers are injectable, anti-aging products that address facial areas of decreased volume that gradually appear as a result of aging, exposure to the sun, the pull of gravity, and smoking. Their purpose is to add volume by smoothing, diminishing and nearly eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment areas can include lips, nasolabial folds, crows feet around the eyes and marionette lines around the mouth.
Over time, your face changes in many ways. This is part of the normal aging process, but genetics and environmental factors can also play a role. You may notice a change in the appearance of your skin, typically in the form of deepening parentheses lines and wrinkles.
But what may be less obvious is age-related mid-face volume loss. Flattening cheeks and sagging skin are signs of volume loss, as well as the parentheses lines around the mouth that appear when your face is at rest. This process happens over time, as your skin loses some of the building blocks—like hyaluronic acid and collagen—that give the skin its structure.
Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body that supports volume and fullness in the skin. As we age, production decreases. Restylane® and Juvederm® are volume-enhancing dermal fillers whose effects actually last longer than naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.
Both products may be used at one esthetic session, depending on the type of correction needed. During your initial consultation, we will recommend the best treatment regimen to address your concerns. Though results can vary from patient to patient, she will work to achieve for you the longest lasting results possible.
Restylane® is the top selling dermal filler in the world, and to date, over 1.4 million treatments have been administered in more than 70 countries.
A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid designed to mimic what your body produces, Restylane® helps visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds), the corners of the mouth, and the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.
Restylane® results last about 6 months, although clinical studies have shown that with even one repeat injection, results can last up to 18 months.
The first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older, Restylane® Silk enables precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.
As we age and our faces lose volume, some of us begin to look for ways to regain more definition in our cheeks without surgery.
Restylane<sup>®</sup> Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved cheek augmentation treatment for patients over 21. An injectable, hyaluronic acid gel, it is used to correct age-related volume loss and midface contour deficiencies, as well as moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
Juvéderm® is the first smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid — the naturally occurring substance your body produces that hydrates and helps add volume. You’ll love its smooth, natural look and feel — one that everyone will notice (but no one will know).
Juvéderm® injectable filler is the only hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved to last up to one year with initial treatment. Hylacross technology gives this product its unique, malleable smooth-gel properties, as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up over time.
Studies have shown superior results of Juvederm® compared to collagen-based dermal fillers. Juvéderm® has been used to treat numerous areas, including lips, nasal folds, cheek enhancement, and marionette lines around the mouth and under the eyes.
It instantly restores your skin’s volume and smooths away 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).
The Juvederm® Collection includes Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, and Juvéderm Voluma® XC.
Parentheses have a place, but not on your face!
Over time, your skin loses elasticity and moisture, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Serums and creams can help moisturize the skin’s surface, but Juvéderm® XC actually adds volume from underneath to smooth these lines and folds, and help give you the natural-looking, long-lasting results you want.
Those results have been proven to last up to one year, and when treated again after a year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Whether you’ve noticed your lips thinning over time, or simply want fuller lips, Juvederm® Ultra XC can give you natural-looking results that last.
Juvederm® Ultra XC instantly adds fullness to the lips and is the only dermal filler that has proven results lasting up to one year for lip augmentation. It also contains 0.3% preservative-free lidocaine that numbs the treatment area within seconds.
When treated again after one year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC adds volume to correct age-related loss in the cheeks and to help create a more youthful appearance.
It is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to subtly lift and contour the cheeks, and is the only filler for this area of the face proven to last up to two years.
When treated subsequently after two years, less product was necessary for patients to achieve their results.