Restylane® is identical to a natural compound (hyaluronic acid) found in our bodies. A gel, Restylane® is injected into the skin with a fine needle and is used most effectively to smooth out lines, shape facial contours, or sculpt lips. With Restylane®, you should continue to have follow-up treatments at six to eight-month intervals in order to maintain the results you desire. Controlled studies of Restylane® have demonstrated its safety; and in fact, it was just approved by the FDA.
RADIESSE® is a new product composed of a permanent synthetic material consisting of tiny spheres of calcium hydroxyapatite. Radiance has been approved in the United States for vocal cord augmentation. Because Radiance is a permanent material, it is recommended that patients initially receive a less permanent injectable material. This allows the patient to know what to expect from a soft-tissue filler injection. Once the patient is satisfied with the cosmetic results obtained through the initial injection, then the more permanent Radiance can be used. Radiance is excellent for enhancing lips and eliminating fine lines and wrinkles in the face, with the benefits lasting many years. However, injectable products that are “permanent” should be used with extreme caution. All the above products are available at Core Plastic Surgery.
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler that can not only fill in deep wrinkles and fine lines, but can also add volume and contour to facial features. Known for its effectiveness and long-lasting results, JUVÉDERM® is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments. JUVÉDERM® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and therefore does not require an allergy test. The procedure is performed by injecting JUVÉDERM® into the areas targeted for treatment. The injections are administered with a very fine needle, and a numbing agent can be applied to the area to ensure the most comfortable procedure possible. Treatment with JUVÉDERM® can be performed to smooth out wrinkles and creases in the face, as well as improve the appearance of hollowness in the cheeks. The entire JUVÉDERM® treatment typically takes only 30 minutes or less to complete, and patients can usually resume normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
Patients can expect some mild swelling and redness in the treated areas after a JUVÉDERM® procedure; however, this should fade over the next few days. In most cases, results from JUVÉDERM® are almost immediately apparent and can last from six to nine months or more. The effects of JUVÉDERM® can be maintained with follow-up treatment sessions.
Dr. Core is pleased to offer the newest filler, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®. The results of VOLUMA® are longer lasting than traditional JUVÉDERM®, and Dr. Core uses this volumizing injection to restore and add fullness to the face. By restoring lost volume, the face appears fuller, rounder, smoother and more youthful. And, while no filler can replace the results of a facelift, Dr. Core’s skill and artistry allow him to do some amazing things just by replenishing volume.
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