The fastest growing segment in the field of cosmetic medicine are the facial fillers and injectables. There are a variety of products that we offer at Premier Image and understanding what each product does and the differences between products can be confusing. Injectables and fillers include a variety of materials, which last for different lengths of time and have different effects and uses. The descriptions of each below should give you a good overview. Depending on your desired outcome we can help you decide which product or products would be right for you.
Dr. DeJoseph discusses injectables.
Botox Cosmetic reduces facial wrinkles in your forehead, between your eyes, and in the delicate areas around your eyes. A protein that blocks nerve impulses when injected into the facial muscles under the skin, Botox can diminish the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet that occur with natural aging.
Dysport is a prescription injection used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport blocks nerve impulses that cause facial muscles to contract, reducing muscle activity and ultimately diminishing frown lines.
As a botulinum toxin type A, Xeomin reduces forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and lines around your eyes known as crow’s feet. Once injected under your skin, Xeomin causes your facial muscles to relax, allowing your skin to flatten and your fine lines and wrinkles to soften.
Restylane is a clear transparent gel that is used to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips, and shape facial contours. Composed of the hyaluronic acid, Restylane can bond with your dermal tissue for many months keeping you looking younger, longer.
Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that non-surgically reduces most wrinkles, creases, and scars by augmenting your body’s natural collagen supply. While Radiesse can be used on a wide range of areas on the body, the filler most effectively treats the lines around the nose, lips, depressed scars, and lines in the corners of the mouth.
Sculptra is an injectable product used to fill in sunken areas of the face in patients who suffer from lipoatrophy or the loss of fat beneath the skin known as “facial wasting.” Injected into the deep dermis layer of the skin, Sculptra increases skin thickness over time to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations, and wrinkles.
Juvederm is a smooth hyaluronic acid filler that is used to lessen the effects of wrinkles and lines around your nose and mouth. Manufactured using Hylacross technology that gives the filler a stable gel structure, Juvederm provides natural looking results that last up to one year. Juvederm is injected directly into the dermis to moisturize your facial tissue and rejuvenate your skin.
Juvederm™ VOLUMA is the first and only facial filler approved by the FDA to instantly add volume to the cheek area. As you age, your face loses volume and the cheek area can begin to droop and sag. Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC can help to restore and lift that area of your face to a more youthful contour and profile.
Belotero is a specially designed hyaluronic acid dermal filler that rehydrates and volumizes skin, reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your body, Belotero subtly integrates with your tissue to improve facial contours or to hydrate the dry skin on your hands or décolletage.
Perlane is a dermal filler that improves facial wrinkles and folds, plumps lips, and fills in scars. Made from hyaluronic acid, a natural volumizing substance found in the body, Perlane does not require allergy testing. With larger particles than other fillers, Perlane works to correct deeper wrinkles and facial lines.
Artefill is the only microsphere-enhanced collagen filler for the correction offacial lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Whereas temporary dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by your body and require frequent injections, the unique microspheres contained within Artefill are not absorbed by the body, providing the support structure your skin needs for a smooth, natural look.
Fat grafting is the process of removing small amounts of fat from another area of the body such as the abdomen or thighs and transferring it to the face. The fat can be implanted to plump facial features, to lessen lines and wrinkles from aging, or to fill in depressed scars. Because the fat being transferred is from your own body, a significant portion of the fat may remain in the facial area, lessening the need forrecurringinjections as required with fillers.
A liquid lift is a liquid alternative to a facelift that corrects deep wrinkles, smile lines, hollowed out eyes and aloss of fat in the cheeks witha combination of fillers and Botox. By using a combination of injectables to plump, fill, and smooth deep lines and wrinkles, you will gaina more youthful appearance with immediate results and no downtime.
Lip augmentation can be divided into two types of injections: structure injections and volume injections. A structure injection adds shape to the edges of the lip while a volume injection provides more size to the entire lip. Using the hyaluronic acid dermal filler Restylane, our physicians at Premier Image can give you the full, youthful lips that you want.