At the Center for Plastic Surgery, we provide a full compliment of facial fillers to address each patient’s needs and conditions.
Restylane® is safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that is made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. It is in a clear crystal gel. The fact that it is non-animal based virtually removes the risk of animal based disease transmission or allergic reaction. There is no pre-testing required. Restylane® is currently approved by the FDA for use in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is believed to last up to six months, so we recommend scheduling injections two times per year. Restylane® has become the filler of choice for lip augmentation and tear trough deformity. Depending on the patient and the area local anesthesia is used to alleviate some of the discomfort. There is virtually no downtime with Restylane®. Redefine your beauty with Restylane®.
Perlane® is a filler that reduces or eliminates medium to moderate wrinkles and provides immediate enhancement to areas of your face — including lips, superficial lines around the mouth, forehead lines, and smile lines. Perlane® is very similar to Restylane and is a non-animal Hyaluronic Acid, manufactured by a unique method in the Q-Med Laboratories in Sweden. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body, so it naturally dissipates with time. All living organisms have Hyaluronic Acid in their bodies. In humans, this substance creates volume in one’s face, giving it a healthy, young appearance. Perlane® is a slightly longer lasting formula than Restylane. It is used in lips and laugh lines.￼￼
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth and consistent gel, also made of Hyaluronic Acid — a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is eased under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds — the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). The injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime, so you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. JUVÉDERM® provides a smooth, natural look and feel and can be injected with or without local anesthesia.
Radiesse® is one of the most important advances in the field of facial rejuvenation. It is made out of a synthetic substance that comprises microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite in an aqueous gel. As calcium is a natural part of the body, there are no allergic reactions associated with this filler. The cream-like injection feels smooth and natural. One of the most important characteristics of Radiesse® is that it lasts longer than most non-permanent fillers. The substance can last for many months and then it is absorbed naturally by the body. Radiesse® is best used for deeper wrinkles. One of the most innovative uses for Radiesse® is the enhancement of cheeks and mid-face. This revolutionary procedure brings out the beauty of a well-volumized upper face and pulls the nasolabial fold up. The process has been worked to a science in our office. With a combination of cooling and local anesthesia, Radiesse® is virtually painless and has proven to have minimal downtime. Some individuals have some bruising; however most patients resume all of their normal activities the next day. Recapture your natural radiance with new Radiesse®!
BELOTERO® Dermal Filler
Belotero® is one of only 3 hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA). It is approved to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. When injected into the dermis Belotero® evenly integrates with your own dermal tissues and discreetly enhances your facial contours for added confidence. One of the major uses of Belotero® is fine wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel
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.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Also known as “poly-L-lactic acid,” it is synthetic, and biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). It does not require a skin test.
Sculptra® may take several treatments, and results happen slowly over several months. But unlike some injectables that are temporary facial fillers, Sculptra® actually helps restore lost collagen — restoring the structure under the skin — for smoother skin and fuller volume that can last for two or more years.
As with any facial fillers or cosmetic injectables, Sculptra® should only be injected by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with specific training in administering Sculptra®.
Volbella® Lip Filler
Volbella® adds definition to the mouth and the outline of the face.
VOLBELLA® is the latest injectable range of facial fillers, developed by Allergan, designed specifically for your lips and mouth area. It is a smooth gel that is injected, using an ultra-fine needle. It has been specifically developed as a smooth gel to give a soft, natural feel. The gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture. Results can last up to a year or more.
A study showed that 98% of people who had VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine reported that their lip appearance goals had been achieved; with results lasting up to 12 months.