Posted October 29, 2013 in Blog, Facial Surgery
Dare we mention that the holidays are on the horizon? Family gatherings, social events, and numerous photo ops during the festive season often prompt people into wanting to look their very best. Dermal or facial fillers are a great way to restore a youthful glow with little or no downtime, as they fill wrinkles and folds as well as plump the skin. Most of them work immediately!
That said, which filler is right for you? We offer a wide range of options for facial rejuvenation, and each product has unique characteristics that should be considered. Here’s a chart to help you scan the products so you can begin your research, but we’d love to discuss all these options with you during a consultation. We can match your goals with the best filler and also suggest a targeted program of injectables; did you know that a customized regimen can keep your skin looking smooth and youthful for many years? Be sure to join us for our Annual Patient Appreciation Evening because we will be offering several great filler specials!
|Belotero®||Hyaluronic acid||Adds volume, smooths lines, plumps wrinkles and folds||Smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lines, hands and décolletage||Up to 9 months||Integrates into the tissue to retain natural contours|
|Juvéderm®||Hyaluronic acid||Restores volume, smooths away facial wrinkles and folds||Smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lines||Up to 1 year||Safe and effective for persons of color|
|Radiesse®||Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)||Provides immediate volume and provides structure under the skin||Smile lines, marionette lines, corners of mouth, jowls, chin||Up to 1 year||Stimulates the body to produce new collagen|
|Restylane®||Hyaluronic acid||Reduces the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds||Smile lines, marionette lines, frown lines, lips||6 to 12 months||Augments lips for up to 6 months|
|Sculptra® Aesthetic||Poly-L-lactic acid||Replaces lost collagen over the course of several months||Shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds||Up to 2 years||Requires a series of 3 treatments for full effectiveness|
|*Key to Target Areas
Smile lines — nasolabial folds from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth; also called parentheses lines
Marionette lines — vertical wrinkles and fold at the corners of the mouth
Vertical lines — lines above or around the lips; also called smoker’s lines
Frown lines — glabellar lines between the eyebrows
We haven’t included BOTOX®—one of the most popular injectable facial fillers in the country, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)—because it is not a filler. BOTOX® is a wrinkle relaxer and works its magic by immobilizing the muscles that create wrinkles, not by providing volume. BOTOX® can be combined with dermal fillers for more complete nonsurgical facial rejuvenation; ask us about that option during your consultation. We look forward to discussing it with you.