Restylane®, Perlane®, JUVÉDERM®, & Radiesse®
Visible signs of facial aging occur as a result of sun exposure, life style and hereditary factors. Skin will slowly lose structure and volume which results in the development of wrinkles and loss of facial fullness: Dr.Spies offers some excellent solutions to these problems.
What Can Injectable Fillers Do For Me?
Injectable fillers can:
- plump thin lips
- correct wrinkles
- improve recessed scars including acne scars
- soften facial lines and creases
- soften the line from your nose to the corner of your mouth (nasolabial fold)
Our office registered nurse, Carol, has over 13 years of experience with dermal fillers and brings her expertise and fantastic results to our patients daily.
Restylane® and Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers used to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Each is made from hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in our bodies) but differ in gel particle size. Carol will determine which is best for your particular needs. Each lasts approximately 6-8 months depending upon the patient and area injected.
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel filler also made from hyaluronic acid. The production technology creates a high degree of cross-linking that promotes a long duration of its effect. It is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has FDA approval for lasting up to one year.
Radiesse® is a dermal filler that demonstrates a higher level of Viscosity and Elasticity than other leading hyaluronic acids (HA), making it more ideal for volumizing. Radiesse® filler can provide immediate and full aesthetic correction in just one syringe in most patients.
All available fillers are injected with or contain Lidocaine (an FDA- approved numbing agent) for our patients comfort.
Voluma XC – An FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area for up to 2 years.
Sculptra – Sculpra Aesthetic is the only volumizer scientifically designed to stimulate natural collagen and lasts more than two years. We recommend 2-6 vials for correction with treatment done 3 weeks apart.
BOTOX AND DYSPORT
Wrinkles including frown lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Static wrinkles are visible at all times whereas dynamic wrinkles are expression lines that deepen with facial movements. Both types of wrinkles can be improved with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections.
Both are purified proteins that temporarily improve the appearance of skin lines and wrinkles in some areas of the face. They are injected directly into the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles blocking chemicals in the muscles that cause movement. The effect is different than that from dermal fillers which add volume to your face above the muscles. Dr. Spies will help you to determine which is most safe and effective for your individual needs.