With the recent introduction of Allergan’s new product Juvederm Voluma, people are asking what is the difference between a volumizer and a facial filler? [Read more…]
During the recent economic downturn there are some who have resorted to performing Do-It-Yourself Plastic Surgery on themselves to try to save money. [Read more…]
With the lagging economy some people looking to improve their appearances have opted to use dermal fillers instead of cosmetic surgery. [Read more…]
When the FDA first approved collagen for cosmetic use back in the early 80’s, people considering the treatment were hopeful about taking years off their appearances, however, many were scared about allergic reactions, painful injections, and swelling.
Fortunately, today people have a much greater variety of safe and effective dermal fillers to choose from. Facial fillers can be injected into the deep depressions that run from your nose to each side of your mouth or the nasal labial folds. Filling in these areas that have lost volume, such as thinning lips and those deep furrows that develop between the eyebrows. When someone has any of these areas injected, it can take many years off a persons face. The results may be so good that it can even allow someone time to postpone having cosmetic surgery in the future.
In an outpatient setting, all of these fillers can be used effectively with almost immediate results. Unfortunately, there is a downside, since fillers are only temporary, lasting anywhere from a few months to a year, and some patients have experienced some bruising and swelling.
So the question is: “Which one should someone use?”
The majority of the new facial dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid, a natural occurring substance found in the human body.
Here is a list of five dermal fillers that are available from qualified practitioners:
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based filler regarded as “the world’s best selling dermal filler.” It is used for correcting moderate facial wrinkles and folds.
Perlane – very similar to Restylane, it is designed primarily for treating deeper and more severe wrinkles and folds.
Radiesse – this thick compound is made with (natural, biocompatible) calcium based microspheres in water based gel.
Juvederm – Like Perlane, this popular filler is designed for treating deeper wrinkles and restoring volume to the face. It’s been referred as the “liquid facelift” treatment.
Evolence – one of the newest and best fillers on the market, Evolence is made with porcine collagen which has been purified. It helps create plumper cheeks and lips, and has a reputation for quick results and minimal bruising.
To learn more about facial dermal fillers please contact Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park today.
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For many people living in the Inland Empire of Southern California, who are looking for a non invasive procedure to enhance their looks, cosmetic facial injections like Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, Artefill, Juvederm and Radiesse are becoming very popular. The results and recovery from these non-invasive cosmetic facial injectables are appealing for those who live busy energetic lives. These procedures can be performed during a lunch hour break with almost no recovery time and instantaneous results. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park are well know for the care of their patients in the Inland Empire. This video list the personal testimonials of many patients, who for some, have travel thousands of miles just to have Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park care for their cosmetic injectable procedures.
In a previous article, we discussed the increasing popularity of injections used to fill in various lines and wrinkles on the face. To review, the most common areas we inject filler materials is in the nasolabial folds, the marionette lines (around the mouth), and in the tear trough (groove below the bags under our eyes). The common substances we use are: Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse (please see our previous article for a review of the difference between these products).
Examples of using the injectable filler called Juvederm to fill sagging skin under the eyes. Click on image or thumbnail to advance to the next frame.
With the ever-increasing use of these products, the Dr. Robert H. Sorosky and Dr. Edward H. Park have been expanding the use of injections to various other parts of the body. Fillers are now used in other areas of the face such as in the prejowl area wrinkles around the chin. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have also been using the filler products to restore volume in the cheek to provide a cheek augmentation.
More recently, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have found the use of Restylane or Radiesse in the Inland Empire to be applicable for rhinoplasty patients. Patients who are seeking subtle changes in their nose may be a candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty. For those patients seeking subtle refinements to slight tip asymmetries or to a slight curvature to the bridge of the nose, Restylane or Radiesse is a superb option for to avoid surgical rhinoplasty. Results are attainable within minutes and recovery is not more than a couple days. The procedure is temporary lasting 6 to 12 months or even longer.
Finally, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park are now using Radiesse for hand rejuvenation. People who have noticed aging in their hands now have an option to rejuvenate the appearance of their hands. The back of our hands may lose volume over time creating areas of shallowness between the fingers. These areas can now be filled with Radiesse, and can even be combined with a light chemical peel to tighten the skin and remove discolorations on the back of the hand.
Feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sorosky or Dr. Park to learn more details about the use of Restylane, Radiesse, and Juvederm.