As we all know, aging, gravity, sun damage, and other factors can wreak havoc on the skin. Underlying tissues that work hard to keep your skin looking young and alive, start to break down as we grow older. Laugh lines and smile lines which used to disappear, start to become permanent. Crow’s feet and other facial lines and wrinkles start to appear permanently in areas where facial muscles do the most work. This can all make one look tired and old.
Hope is not lost however. Through the use injectable fillers your cosmetic surgeon can fill in these unsightly lines, and creases to help you have younger, smoother looking skin. When injected by an expert, these fillers can add fullness to the lips and cheeks, and reduce or erase those unsightly lines and wrinkles.
Restylane® is a clear, biodegradable gel used to diminish facial lines and wrinkles that commonly develop around the corners of the mouth, around the lips, and the “marionette lines” from the nose to the corners of your mouth. It is also a very effective lip plumper. Made from a substance naturally found in the body, Restylane® does not contain any animal proteins, and is safe and gentle to your skin.
Juvéderm™, is one of the lastest dermal fillers available. Also used to diminish facial lines and wrinkles similar to those mentioned above, it is available in two strengths: ULTRA for less intense areas and lips, and ULTRA PLUS to correct deeper wrinkles and folds.
Composed of hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm™ is made from a natural substance found in all living cells and one of the major components of the skin’s connective tissue. Its water-loving makeup attracts and binds water molecules to help restore volume and fullness to the skin, smoothing lines wrinkles.
Perlane® is a clear, biodegradable gel used similarly to Restylane® and Juvéderm™. Its water-loving nature also attracts and binds water molecules to help restore volume and fullness to the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles.
Perlane® is also composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that exists in the body, and is chemically cross-linked to delay breakdown by skin enzymes. It is free from animal protein, thus safe and gentle to your skin. Allergy testing prior to use is not necessary.