Fillers

Fillers for Soft Tissue Augmentation in Los Angeles, CA
Fillers For Soft Tissue Augmentation
We now have many fillers available allowing us to custom “fit” the right filler for each individual person and location. As many of you know, I always feel more confident with a product after it has been approved for cosmetic uses by the FDA. Restylane has been available since 2004. It is a microbiologically engineered hyaluronic acid derivative. This is a non-animal product. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally found substance in our normal skin.

Restylane Lyft in Los Angeles, CARestylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid gel injection filler indicated to provide fullness to cheeks

Juvederm in Los Angeles, CA
Juvéderm™ is another hyaluronic acid gel that can be used in numerous areas of the face. It is a different formulation than Restylane and may offer us different advantages. Juvéderm™ injectable gel is available in two formulations. JuvédermUltra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm™ Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.

Radiesse in Los Angeles, CA
Radiesse was approved for cosmetic use at the end of 2006. This product is derived from uniform microspheres of calcium hydroxlyapatite (CaHA) suspended in a water base gel carrier. Once injected, the gel carrier is absorbed over time leaving the CaHA particles to support tissue in-growth. The microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body’s own collagen grows, and this produces the desired long-term effect. It has been used in Europe for many years with excellent results. It is used for soft tissue filling on the face to provide more volume and usually lasts for 1 year or longer.

Voluma XC  in Los Angeles, CA
Voluma XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek are. It gives a subtle lift, helping to restore a more youthful profile and may last for up to 2 years,

Belotero in Los Angeles, CA
Belotero is another hyaluronic acid based filler which has the unique advantage of being able to be injected into superficial lines without being visible. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).

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Restylane and Lyft Synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally found sugar normally made in our skin. It pulls water into itself to fill the skin. Lyft is a thicker form used in deeper folds for more volume Lines and furrow on the face (nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, under eyes). 6-8 months and in some people, longer 1-3 days of redness and swelling.  The occasional bruise will last about 1 week.
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus Synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid similar to Restylane and Lyft.  Slightly thinner and more fluid product.  Ultra Plus is the thicker version of this product. Similar places as Restylane and Lyft. 6-8 months and in some people, longer 1-3 days of redness and swelling.  The occasional bruise will last about 1 week
Radiesse uniform microspheres of Calcium hydroxlyapatite (CaHA) suspended in a water base gel carrier.  Once injected, the gel carrier is absorbed over time leaving the CaHA particles to support tissue in-growth.  The microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body’s own collagen grows Deeper nasolabial folds, perioral lines, cheeks, and hands 1-2 years More redness, swelling, bruising with slightly more discomfort. (5-7 days)
Voluma Synthetic hyaluronic acid. Unique properties allow for long duration of effect with minimal swelling Mid-cheek Up to 2 years Redness, swelling for 1-3 days. Possible bruising
Belotero Balance Synthetic form of hyaluronic acid Nasolabial folds, vertical lines around the mouth 6-8 months or longer 1-3 days of swelling or redness. May swell slightly more than Juvederm.

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