What are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers?
Most fillers like the family of Juvéderm® products including Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC, Voluma™ Volbella™, Belotero Balance, Radiesse, Restylane® , and Restylane Lyft contain a safe, temporary, non-animal form of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. HA fillers are available in a variety of formulations and are injected to fill out furrows, folds, and areas of lost volume in the face. These fillers should not be confused with Botox® Cosmetic, which basically immobilizes muscles. Hyaluronic acid gels and Botox® work wonderfully together as a team. The most common areas treated with HA fillers are the lips, lip lines, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and drooping corners of the mouth, lower eyelid depressions and lost volume in the midface and cheeks.
What are the advantages of HA fillers?
HA fillers are smooth, clear gels that "flow" evenly during injection and contain anesthetic for your comfort. The outcomes of treatment with HA fillers typically last six months to two years and re-treatments can be performed whenever needed. Injections may result in minor bruising or swelling. If bruising occurs we offer complimentary Vbeam laser treatments to shorten the duration of the bruise.
Are HA fillers safe?
Allergic reactions are so rare that pre-treatment skin testing is not necessary. HA fillers are also fully reversible with an injectable "antidote" that dissolves these products overnight.
Juvéderm® XC injectable gel instantly smooths moderate to severe parantheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC are smooth gel fillers that instantly smooth away wrinkles around the mouth and nose ("the parentheses") for up to 1 year.
Juvéderm Voluma™ injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years.
Juvéderm Volbella® adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip llines. It is the first and only filler proven to last up to one year for lips and vertical lip lines.
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The first and only FDA-approved HA filler to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for up to 18 months.
Belotero Balance® has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as smile lines around the mouth, yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines.
Radiesse® and Radiesse® (+) are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, sucha a nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth). It is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
The family Restylane® products are used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds.
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