What are fillers?
Hyaluronic acid is an important component of youthful, supple, elastic skin. It hydrates the skin by holding water, and acts as a cushion and lubricant to reduce damage to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also involved with the transport of essential nutrients to the skin’s viable cells. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long-lasting results.
As a result of aging, our cells gradually lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Studies have shown that older skin typically has lower levels of hyaluronic acid than younger skin.
By adding the fillers, the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid levels are restored, re-creating that youthful appearance.
The fillers listed here are considered safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. Each filler is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin, and has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
Rasiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts for up to a year or more. Radiesse® is composed of smooth round microspheres in a gel carrier. It is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile or laugh lines and nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
For the longest-lasting correction of deep nasolabial folds (laugh lines), Radiesse is a successful instant-result injectable implant, lasting 1 to 2 years. It can also be used to augment cheek bones or redefine the chin. It is additionally the treatment of choice to restore volume to photo-aged hands in an easy, virtually painless procedure.
Sulptra helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with aging, by replacing lost collagen. Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace this lost collagen. Its main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Note: This is not an overnight miracle or a quick-fix. It is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. As it replaces your lost collagen, it gives you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.
The correct filler choice for you depends on your facial contour, the volume needed to correct, and the anatomical site being injected. It goes without saying that an initial consultation with a professional to choose the correct combination of products for you is just as important as the precise placement of each filler in the face.