Approved by the FDA, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps 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). Other fillers have a grainy texture which can feel or even look less natural.
Juvederm was introduced to the U.S. market by Allergan, the company which manufactures Botox. It is a hyaluronic acid based filler similar to Restylane. However, JUVÉDERM™ injectable gel employs a unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler. This process allows Juvéderm™ to last much longer in the body. In fact, Juvéderm™ is FDA approved to last for as long as 1 year. This advanced manufacturing process also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows consistently and easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel.
With Juvederm, the results are immediate with minimal downtime. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up to 12 months. Juvederm can be used virtually anywhere on the face, with most success in the lips, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), and the marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth downward to the jawline).
You may have even seen a recent piece on the Today Show that talked about using Juvéderm™ in the earlobes to plump them and smooth the wrinkle that often develops down the center of the lobe as we age.
Juvéderm™ comes in two varieties, the traditional and a formulation including an anestetic agent to ease the pain of the injection. The new formula costs a bit more, but ask Dr. Petersen about it. It might be worth it.
Recently FDA approved, Perlane is a welcome addition to the growing family of cosmetic fillers. The makers of Restylane introduced Perlane as a “big sister” to Restylane. Perlane® restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Perlane is made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid, similar to Restylane. The difference between the two fillers is that the hyaluronic acid molecules in Perlane are larger. Therefore, the filling potential is greater. The larger molecules also contribute to the longevity of Perlane.
Perlane is expected to last approximately 12 months. .Patients are happy when it is used in the nasolabial folds and in the lips. Perlane, as does Restylane, requires no pre-testing. Perlane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. This 10 minute procedure is simple and convenient with virtually no downtime. The results are instantaneous and long-lasting.
Radiesse® is a safe, next generation cosmetic dermal filler that’s setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles such as Nasolabial Folds. That’s because clinical studies prove that Radiesse lasts longer than some of the leading competing fillers.
Radiesse® is ideal for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These lines are typically above the mouth, running from the nose to the corners of the upper lip (Nasolabial Folds), or pointing down from the corner of the mouth towards the chin (Marionette Lines).
Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. On average, the results last over 1 year, saving you time and money, since the injections are less frequent.
Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration. It does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles, it rebuilds your skin’s foundation.
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is a satisfying lip filler, bringing “new life” to small, narrow lips. Restylane was the first filler of its kind in the U.S. market and has achieved much success. You will be very satisfied with this treatment experience. The results are appreciated before you even leave the office.
Restylane is made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acid-based products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. This quality limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.
Restylane requires no pre-testing and the effects generally last for about six months. Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous.