Are you ready to feel and look younger? Do you want to look like how you did when you were in your early 20’s? Then we might have the perfect solution for you! Through this blog thread we will introduce our procedures to you to help you understand your options more!
In our previous blog post we talked about reducing wrinkles with Botox and Dysport, but today we are talking about Fillers!
What companies provide fillers?
There are two companies again that lead the market place on hyluraonic acid fillers. Allergan is known for their Juvederm, and Galderma is known for Restylane.
What are the differences between products?
Dr. Ashley feels best to describe differences based on body parts and what you are trying to achieve!
Do you want volume, definition, or wrinkle reducing, or a combination? Plumping of the lips like you see on Housewives of Beverly hills or at the Las Vegas Casino’s are achieved by using Juvederm XC. This product has a volumizing action that can be achieved most times with one syringe and will last up to 1 year.
Do you want subtle volume and definition? This can be achieved with Restylane Silk. This product is one of Dr, Ashley’s favorites as it has the capability to not only volumize but also fills in smile lines around the mouth too without adding too much volume. This product can last 9-12 months.
Do you want to minimize the wrinkles around your mouth? Juvederm’s Volbella XC is the newest Juvederm product on the market and is the best at achieving reduction of lines around the mouth without too much volume.
If you want the best combination, you would: bake a cake with Juvederm XC or Restylane and then you ice it with Volbella!
Nasolabial folds (lines around the mouth)
Nasolabial folds are the “parenthesis” around the mouth that result from genetics and or a loss of elasticity of the skin. In order to correct these lines, you must consult with a doctor to determine if your cheeks need volume first or just fill these lines in directly. This is the same steps one would take to fix the “howdy dudy” lines on the corners of the mouth that make people have a “frowny” face. These can all be fixed by using Restylane’s Defyne or Refyne (a pliable filler to directly fill in lines).
If you want only a 12-month fix, Juvederms Ultra Plus XC is a great choice. However, for those that want a longer commitment, Vollure is another alternative that lasts up to 18months
As we age, we lose bone mass (we have all heard of osteoporosis). Well you lose bone not only in your hips but also in our faces – specifically our zygomatic arch, mandible, and scalp! We also lose fat in our face around our cheeks called the buccal fat pad and the temples. The skin then gets loose and sags due to bone loss, fat loss, and loss of elasticity.
When looking at pictures of yourself from 10 years ago, you will notice how young you look. This is beuse your cheeks, temples and jaw line are tight. In order to generate a younger, more natural appearance, we can use Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft. These both last up to 24 months.
With fillers, patients may bruise or bleed. Avoid Aspirin, Fish Oil, Motrin, St. John Wart prior to these injections to minimize bleeding.
Want to save money? Here’s how:
Sign up for Brilliant Distinctions vs Aspire. Free program set up with Allergan – Brilliant Distintions and Galderma – Aspire. Both of these programs allow you to generate points when you healthcare provider records your treatments and/or products purchases. This will generate a certificate of dollars off your next treatment!
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