Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler that restores volume and fills in various facial depressions, including scars. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the soft tissue of the entire body, and therefore the risks of an allergic reaction or similar adverse side effect are minimized. Restylane is used to plump the lips and other areas of the face. It’s also an excellent treatment for facial volume restoration, and can fill lines and hollows. Restylane results are fully evident within one week, and can last up to six months.
Restylane Silk is the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler designed to enhance lips for a natural appearance and smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth. The silky-smooth gel formulation allows for a subtle result and is designed for precise lip definition and line control. Restylane Silk may also be used to address fine vertical lip lines that can cause a more aged appearance and lipstick feathering, and can also be used to plump the lips.
Restylane Lyft (formerly known as Perlane-L®) is a safe and effective non-surgical alternative to creating a subtle, natural looking lift to sagging cheeks and moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. As part of the natural aging process, we lose volume in our cheeks. This volume loss contributes to smile lines, skin laxity, and facial folds. Restylane Lyft is is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that can provide long-lasting results for adding volume to the cheeks and other areas of the face.
Like Restylane, Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Juvederm comes in several formulas, including Juvederm Ultra (ideal for lips and mild wrinkles) and Juvederm Ultra Plus (ideal for jaw contouring and facial lines). These different types of Juvederm vary in strength for treatment of mild, moderate, and severe facial wrinkles. Juvederm delivers the best results when used to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, smile lines, and vertical lip lines. Results are visible immediately. The longevity of results depends on the formula used and varies from one person to another.
As we age, the cheek area loses its youthful shape and the lower face begins to appear heavier. Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only FDA approved filler to correct age related volume loss in the mid-face. Voluma uses VYCROSS™ technology and contains a thick, strong gel, which gives it the ability to provide supportive structure for the face and improve the appearance of sunken cheeks and other areas where the skin may be sagging. With optimal treatment, natural looking results may last up to two years.
Sculptra® is the only FDA approved facial injectable that works to stimulate the growth of your own collagen, and provides results that can last for more than two years. Facial collagen loss is a natural part of the aging process. It can decrease elasticity and moisture to the skin, giving you an aged appearance. To achieve optimal results, typically a minimum of 3 to 4 vials is recommended and scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart for full correction of shallow to deep nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles.
Radiesse® is commonly used to treat smile lines around the outer portion of the lips, marionette lines that extend from the corners of the mouth toward the chin, lines at the corners of the mouth, and the area on either side of the chin. It can also be used to restore volume in the cheeks and face. Radiesse results are usually visible right away, and may last up to two years. In some cases, repeat injections are recommended for maintenance. Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village facial surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi has extensive experience in using Radiesse, and has authored an article published in a prominent medical journal to help other practitioners on this subject.
Juvederm Volbella is made of the thinnest, most spreadable of the Juvederm gels. It uses uses VYCROSS™ technology and works very well to treat fine lines, such as vertical lines at the lips, laugh lines, or the delicate area underneath the eyes. It also has lasting results as a lip filler. While many lip fillers last around six months, Juvederm Volbella lasts for up to twelve, making it one of the longest-lasting fillers available.
Juvederm Vollure is made of a medium-thick gel and is ideal for treating marionette lines at the mouth, wrinkles, under-eye bags, and thin lips. Like Juvederm Voluma and Volbella, Juvederm Vollure also uses uses VYCROSS™ technology to ensure a smoother, natural looking result with long-lasting results. VYCROSS technology also makes injections more comfortable.
Restylane Refyne & Defyne
If you have lots of laugh lines, Restylane Defyne or Refyne may be the right facial filler for you. Defyne addresses deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines using XpresHAn Technology™. This technology improves facial lines without taking away the natural movement in your face. Restylane Refyne uses the same technology and treats the same areas that have less severe signs of aging.