Dermal Fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, RHA)

Dr. Anna Chacon chooses only the best dermal fillers that integrate into the tissues and are undetectable when the face is at rest and with movement.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar naturally found in the body that hydrate the skin. As we age and with excessive UV sun exposure, the supply diminishes contributing to facial aging. Augmenting HA supports the skin’s structure by stimulating collagen and elastin to rebuild facial volume, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles to renew a youthful appearance.

New collagen and elastin aid in reducing deep lines and creases from the inside out. As new collagen forms, the filler begins to breakdown, thus providing a more lasting rejuvenation than other types of fillers.

Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, there is no risk of allergic response. These fillers breakdown slowly and are naturally absorbed by the body. Fillers are popular for several reasons. Patients like that they can return to everyday activities immediately after getting most fillers. They like the immediate results that many types of fillers deliver. Patients also like that they can get this treatment during an office visit. Some fillers require a few office visits.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers

The Juvederm® Family of Fillers

Juvederm is a family of products are made in different formulations for different purposes, to temporarily reduce the appearance of aging by diminishing the look of wrinkles and creases. All of the Juvederm fillers contain lidocaine for comfort during injection.

Juvederm XC smooths moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth, nasolabial folds (vertical lines that run from the corners of the nose to the mouth).

Juvederm Ultra XC is perfect for lip augmentation, and to fill vertical lip lines; to improve the appearance of fine to moderate lines and wrinkles and facial folds. Results last about a year.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is thicker and can correct deep lines and wrinkles and improve facial contours. Results last about a year.

Juvederm Voluma XC is designed to restore age related volume loss in the cheeks. It provides lift and contours for a more youthful appearance. It lasts about two years.

Juvederm Vollure XC is used to soften moderate to severe wrinkles and folds and smooth vertical lip lines and provide subtle volume enhancement in the lips.

Juvederm Volbella XC is specifically designed for the lip augmentation.

Restylane

Similar to Juvederm, the Restylane family of fillers are used to add volume and fullness to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds; and for lip enhancement. Restylane is a clear gel of hyaluronic acid formulated to act like your body’s naturally produced HA, adding volume, lifting and smoothing wrinkles. It can last up to six months, but some patients experience effects lasting for up to a year.

While Restylane and Juvederm are both hyaluronic acid products, and can be used to treat similar conditions, Dr. Chacon may have preferences based on experience. After evaluating your skin and goals she will recommend the best choice for you.

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The RHA® family of fillers by Revance Theraputics

The RHA family of dermal fillers is made using the most advanced HA science that mimics the HA naturally produced in the skin. Because it moves and acts like our tissues, it is perfect to treat dynamic wrinkles and deliver very natural results.

Until now, the only option to treat dynamic wrinkles was neurotoxins such as Botox.
RHA fillers are the first HA fillers created to treat dynamic wrinkles without concern for unnatural results. RHA fillers are designed to adapt to facial movements without any limit ation in mobility which leads to the most natural looking results.

Dynamic wrinkles are created from repetitive facial movements that express how we feel. Over the years, facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, brow furrows, and crow’s feet crease the skin and are classic signs of skin damage and aging. RHA fillers are proven to last up to 15 months.

Radiesse®

Radiesse is not an HA filler. It is a dual action dermal filler that adds volume to the face to diminish facial wrinkles and folds. Treatment can fill out the hollows in cheeks and smooth wrinkles. Radiesse is made of microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) in a gel base. It is biostimulatory, meaning once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed, and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen.

Radiesse is an excellent option to plump your skin for immediate smoothing results and a long-lasting natural look. Effects last up to a year, but the new collagen helps to retain the improvements much longer.

What happens when I get a filler?

The procedure varies with the filler your dermatologist will use, the part of the body to be treated, and your medical history. Here are some general guidelines about what you can expect:

  • Most filler treatments take between 15 and 30 minutes and require one office visit.
  • Before getting the injections, you may need ice, an anesthetic applied to the skin, or a nerve block (an injection). This varies with the filler and area to be treated. Hands generally do not need anesthesia; lips often require a nerve block.
  • Your dermatologist will inject the filler into the area, often giving you several injections to produce the best results.
  • You may feel a stinging or burning sensation as the filler is injected.
  • A few fillers require allergy testing to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction.
  • If your own fat will be used as a filler, the entire treatment can often be completed in one day. You will first have a procedure called tumescent liposuction, which safely removes a small amount of fat from another area of your body. The fat removed from your body is then processed so that it can be injected into the area that needs more fullness.
  • How long will the results from fillers last?

    Most fillers offer temporary results and require repeat treatments to maintain the results. Temporary fillers offer one key advantage. These can be injected as needed to replace lost fullness. This is advantageous because no matter what we do, our skin continues to age. Contact Dr. Chacon to schedule a consultation and discover all your options for facial rejuvenation.

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