Tuesday, April 22, 2014
How do fillers different from muscle relaxing injections ?
Hyaluronic Acid Gels, such as Juvéderm™ and Restylane® are injected into the skin adding volume to lips, filling in wrinkles and folds in the skin.
Hylluronic Acid is found naturally in all living organisms. 56% of our body’s hyaluronic acid is found in the skin and it’s primary function is to provide volume and pliability to the skin. It also plays a crucial role in cell growth. As we get older our skin cells lose their ability to produce hyaluronic acid, it’s molecular weight decreases and its ability to hold water lessens. Hyaluronic acid gives soft issue its bulk and “feel”.
RADIESSE® consists of tiny calcium-based microspheres that form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. RADIESSE® rebuilds your skin’s foundation without the risks associated with a permanent implant. Results can last up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel is an excellent treatment option for lip enhancement, deep folds, facial lines, wrinkle correction, volume augmentation of the lips, shaping facial contours (such as cheeks and chin correcting) and smile lines (correcting thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead).
JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel is a hyaluronic acid gel which is a naturally occuring sugar found in your body. Restylane® is a non-animal based substance, making it a safe alternative for those patients allergic to collagen.
They are both gradually reabsorbed by the body, Results from Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel are apparent almost immedicately and typically last longer than collagen.
Are there Side Effects?
After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than 1 week. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn’t use Restylane® or Juvéderm™.
Restylane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the U.S. the FDA has approved Restylane for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Our specialist will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas and the appropriate filler for the areas.
How long do the fillers last?
Studies have shown that JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel and Restylane® effects generally last for about six months, even up to a year. With regularly spaced treatments, patients usually require less of the material and increased time between treatments.
How do fillers different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
JUVÉDERM®Injectable Gel and Restylane® are natural cosmetic fillers. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.