Injectable skin dermal fillers have come of age in the past several years, with many new fillers being introduced into the United States market and allowing skilled injectors to treat lines and wrinkles and to also have an added benefit in treating volume needs in the rejuvenation process and necessary in many as we age. All of these fillers are forms of rejuvenation without surgery, and have been found useful when injected by skilled injectors.
The staff of The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, under Dr. Gold’s leadership, have been pioneers in the use of these new filler materials, and most of them have been investigated in clinical trials at Tennessee Clinical Research Center. Injectable fillers are used to increase tissue volume (as with lip augmentation or with hollowness in the cheeks and temple regions), reduce lines and wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour.
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Juvederm Ultra Plus and Ultra Plus XC is a smooth-consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It instantly restores your skin’s volume and smooths away facial wrinkles and folds. The effect can last a year or more.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that is injected for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure giving you immediate visible improvement of folds and wrinkles. The effect can last a year or more. Radiesse stimulates the body to produce new collagen.
Restylane® and Perlane™
Restylane and Perlane are dermal fillers that add volume within the skin. They consist of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to skin.
Sculptra restores and corrects the signs of facial aging by restoring lost volume. Sculptra is a dermal volumizer comprised of Poly-l-Lactic acid. It helps promote increased skin thickness and a more natural, youthful appearance. Results last up to 2 years.
Bellafill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in Bellafill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results.
Some people are not good candidates for Bellafill. Bellafill is contraindicated in those who:
- have a positive reaction to the Bellafill skin test
- have a history of severe allergies and hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis)
- are allergic to the anesthetic (lidocaine) in Bellafill
- have a history of allergies to any bovine collagen products
- are prone to thick scar formation (hypertrophic scars) and/or excessive scar formations (keloid scars)
- are undergoing or planning to undergo desensitization injections to meat products
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
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 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. Learn more about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC