Facial Rejuvenation Fillers
There are many different types of Fillers used for Facial Rejuvenation.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers help to diminish and soften facial lines, creases, folds and restore youthful volume, lift, and fullness to the face.
There are many different types of fillers used for facial rejuvenation. Each has its own unique properties and therefore certain fillers are best suited for particular areas of the face and lips.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat and the bony substructures, or the “scaffolding” which supports and creates the natural contours of our face, begins to resorb. As a result, our facial skin begins to “drape” differently, creating folds, creases, lines, and this loss of volume and structure becomes much more apparent. In addition, the facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect these changes include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Facial fillers can be used to:
- Soften facial creases, furrowing and lines
- Restore volume to cheekbones, temples, chin
- Plump thin lips and diminish vertical lip lines
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Enhance shallow contours, support and “lift” sagging skin
Fillers can be an extremely gratifying, non-surgical approach, for those patients with early signs of aging. They are also very commonly combined with other non-invasive techniques and procedures as a valuable part of a complete facial rejuvenation, while still avoiding serious surgical intervention.
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What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC 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 for a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM®XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
What else should you know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?
- First and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
- Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
- After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities
- Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
Juvéderm ULTRA™ XC
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients,
hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin.
What does it do?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
Juvéderm ULTRA PLUS™ XC
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver
nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.
What does it do?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection
BELOTERO Balance Dermal Filler
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a prescription injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).
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Benedicte, Age 42
“There are plenty of areas in my life that I cannot control, but I can certainly control my appearance. When I’m on stage, I feel about 10 years younger than I am, so I’m not about to give in to little wrinkles that give away my age. This is a perfect option to help smooth the etched-in lines around my mouth. I’ve never been happier…to forget my lines.”
Rolana, Age 47
“When I go out, I love to have just the right shoes, the right necklace and all the little accessories that make me feel put together. That’s what this does for me. It’s that little extra—that finishing touch that makes me feel great.”