Fillers come in all types and, depending on the site of injection, each one offers distinct advantages. In general, fillers are used within the face to improve deep wrinkle lines or folds that arise as we age. They are therefore useful in giving us a more youthful appearance.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over the age of 21. It adds volume to the cheek area and helps enhance contour and create a more youthful profile for up to 2 years.
In the Voluma clinical study, people perceived themselves to look 5 years younger 6 months after treatment, and 3 years younger 24 months after treatment. The average volume injected during the clinical study was 6.8 mL to achieve optimal correction for the cheek area.
- Gives a subtle lift
- Helps restore contour for up to 2 years
- Look up to 5 years younger
- Contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA), derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar
- To reduce pain during the procedure, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC contains a numbing agent called lidocaine
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an important part of our lineup of injectable anti-aging facial skin treatments.
Sculptra reshapes the face by replacing collagen that has been lost in the aging process. It provides gradual, natural-looking improvement in facial fullness with a reduction of lines in wrinkles. It can be used to reverse the downward droop that accompanies aging and to treat the deep skin folds between the nose and mouth, sometimes called ‘smile lines,’ and chin wrinkles.
Unlike other injectable ‘filler’ treatments Sculptra is subtle, working gradually over a period of a few weeks, so it gives you a more natural appearance without giving away the fact that you had something done.
An injectable polylactic acid, Sculptra has been specially developed to prompt the body to create new layers of collagen. Polylactic acid is a biocompatible and biodegradable form of lactic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. Since the product is immunologically inert and non-allergenic, allergy testing is not required before treatment with Sculptra.
Treatment with Sculptra consists of three or four injections over a period of approximately three months. The effects can last for up to two years.
Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are non-animal based hyaluronic dermal fillers which provide patients with restored skin volume and fullness while correcting moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Because they are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body, these fillers requires no allergy test prior to treatment. It has been proven safe and effective for more than a decade.
How do hyaluronic fillers work?
Hyaluronic fillers use the body’s own moisture to maintain its shape, providing long- lasting, natural-looking results. As the acid in hyaluronic fillers begin to degrade over time, each molecule binds to more and more water in order to produce a similar amount of volume, even as the amount of dermal filler is reduced. The result? The effects of these fillers may last up to six months, sometimes even longer.