Injectables and Skin Fillers
Injectable skin fillers have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic dermatology, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Injectable skin and wrinkle fillers are used to increase tissue volume (as with lip augmentation), reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour.
The Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products is a new generation of hyaluronic acid fillers from ALLERGAN, a world leader in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic products. They use a specially formulated type of hyaluronic acid (HA) that exists naturally in your skin. It’s a natural, biodegradable gel that flows easily and smoothly into your skin, instantly filling out those troublesome facial lines leaving a smooth and natural look and feel. So, you’ll notice an immediate difference after just one anti-wrinkle treatment.
How does the Juvéderm® ULTRA line of products work to achieve its results?
Your skin is constantly under attack. Wind, sun, cold, pollution, fatigue, emotional changes, hormonal swings, and the simple passage of time all combine to wear away at its structure. And if that’s not enough, your skin’s natural moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid inevitably declines with age. This inevitable moisture loss creates lines around your lips and nose and reduces fullness around your cheek, jaw and lips, giving us an older, more tired look.
Fortunately, the Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products can replace your skin’s lost HA, moisturising your skin from the inside and helping to give it elasticity and tone. It can quickly restore your skin’s lost volume and smooth away those facial lines. And, with its added anaesthetic, you’ll have the most comfortable treatment experience possible.
Smoother wrinkle injection and results
The Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products was developed to be smoother than most hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler treatments, meaning that it is easy to inject and gives a very natural look and feel once it is in the skin. In fact…you can see the difference.
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that 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 injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
How is it used?
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
What will it accomplish?
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 1 year.
What are possible side effects?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Juvéderm® VOLUMA® is injectible hyaluronic acid volumiser that recontours the face to restore volume to chin, cheeks, and cheekbones that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. Immediately after treatment, you should notice that your facial contours appear fuller and rounder . . . giving your face a softer, more youthful appearance.
Depending on your course of dermal filler treatment you may notice a return of the soft, full cheeks, and firm, high cheekbones of youth, a refreshing revolumisation of the face, and a marked return of the smooth jowls and jawline and the firm chin of youth,
And, your results will last—the lifting effects of treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® have been shown to last up to 18 months!
How does Juvéderm® VOLUMA® dermal filler work to achieve its results?
According to facial aesthetic expert Dr. Herve Raspaldo, an attractive face is characterised by smooth, round contours, high cheekbones, hollow jowls and a thin, well-defined jawline. These features together comprise the “triangle of beauty” or “heart of face”, with its base at the top and summit below. As we age, facial fat loss, gravity, and loss of the skin’s natural elasticity conspire to reverse this triangle’s composition, leading to a narrower, less youthful forehead and temple area, and a wider, heavier jawline. Fortunately, Juvéderm® VOLUMA® can restore the face’s balance and heart-shaped proportions, revolumising facial hollows and lost volume and recontouring the cheeks, cheekbones, and nose for a fuller, softer, more youthful appearance. Juvéderm® VOLUMA® helps recapture the facial volume that age and weight loss can diminish. With Juvéderm® VOLUMA®, an innovative injectable hyaluronic volumiser, you can enjoy a smoother more youthful appearance of your cheeks, cheekbones, and chin.
Enjoy increased confidence with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® dermal filler
Perhaps the best indicator of the advantages and benefits of anti-ageing treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® is the level to which those who have used it enjoy their results. A clinical study demonstrated that at 6 to 18 months after treatment, all study participants rated their results as positive! Similarly, the vast majority of study participants indicated that they would recommend treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® wrinkle filler to others based on their own experience of feeling more attractive, with better self-esteem and greater confidence.
Restylane is a temporary injectable that consists of a stabilized hyaluronic acid and a physiological sodium chloride solution. Restylane is a gel that is injected into the skin to add volume to lips and lift wrinkles and folds. Restylane consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, Restylane works by creating volume. In contrast to some similar products, the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is not produced from animals. This means that there is no risk of animal or human disease being transmitted or allergic reaction and you do not need a skin test before treatment. Restylane has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide since 1996. Restylane can be used to smooth folds and wrinkles, enhance lips and shape facial contours.
The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and the lips, although other sites can also be treated. Very superficial or very deep wrinkles may be difficult to correct. During treatment, crystal-clear Restylane gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted and smoothed. The procedure is simple and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area. Immediately after your Restylane treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a fewdays. During the first 48 hours after your treatment you will be asked not massage or rub the treated area. If you have had a lip enhancement, avoid puckering your lips for the first two days after the treatment. Until the actual swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. in a solarium or by sunbathing), or to extreme cold. Restylane dissolves naturally with time, and a follow up treatment will be needed if you want to maintain the results.
Perlane, like Restylane, is a dermal filler and is a long-lasting gel that, once injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle, lift and add volume and help diminsh fine lines. Made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, it is a completely safe treatment. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane simply supplements the body’s age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump-up the lip or to raise the skin and ‘fill in’ the particular wrinkle being treated. The difference between Restylane and Perlane is the size of the particle (with Perlane containing more hyaluronic acid). This means that Perlane does a better job of filling deep lines while Restylane is used in fine lines or in thin skinned people. These products last for between six and nine months, although individuals will have varied results. Perlane is an excellent treatment for wrinkle correction, lip enhancement, smile lines and deep folds.