Articles Tagged: Radiesse

The Non-surgical Surgeries!

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

The miracle defenses against premature aging are already legend. Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse; if they are not household names, they are, at least very well known around the world.

But what if your skin is, thankfully, wrinkle-free? Here’s an encore for the derma fillers. But this time, they serve a totally different purpose. The lip and chin augmentation; the jowl reduction. Through the non-invasive procedures of the facial fillers, it is not only possible to alter the structure of your face, it’s popular.

Adding filler to strategically placed areas of the nose can hide (but not remove) a “bump” or add contouring to increase or “even out” areas that need tweaking. Likewise, filling areas around the “jowls” can make them less obvious or can help add volume to a receding chin line. And so forth.

Additionally, treatments with fillers may be done in more than one visit if you want the results to be very subtle and gradual and they are temporary. Surgery is not. In rare cases, the fillers may even be removed, if, for some reason, you are not happy with the results. Of course, surgery is a lot more difficult to “correct.”

Since cost is always an important factor in deciding which cosmetic procedure is best for you, obviously, the “non-surgical surgeries,” that can be achieved with the derma fillers, is considerably less expensive than their counterparts. Fillers, on average, depending upon your location, can cost between $500 – $800 per syringe. A nose job can cost between $5,000 – $10,000 and a chin implant between $4,000 – $7,000. Prices do vary, greatly, so you can research the costs, in your area.

Other major factors, of comparison, is the nature of the procedure itself, pain, side effects and recovery time. Again, all of these factors are, obviously, greatly in favor of the non-invasive filler procedures.

In the hands of a skilled and experienced practitioner, these procedures are fast, relatively painless and may last up to a year, depending upon the product. There is no, at-home, recovery time and side effects of swelling, bruising, tenderness or redness usually disappear within one week.

So if you have always wanted a slightly different profile or preferred the image of a strong, assertive chin, today it might be possible to achieve the look without the strain on the pocketbook! Why not go for a consultation now and enjoy an early Holiday gift just for you?

Which Derma Filler is Best for YOU?

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

One of the most frequently asked questions, regarding facial derma fillers is: What are the differences among Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse – and how do you choose the right one for you?

Those are excellent questions. However, since they all are formulated to treat or correct the same signs of aging, a good starting point would be noting the similarities before exploring the differences.

The derma fillers are designed to plump, or “fill,” albeit temporarily, the wrinkles, folds and loss of firmness created by the natural aging process. The key component of this aging process is the diminished production of our body’s own hyaluronic acid. And it’s that hyaluronic acid that three of the four fillers, Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane, have in common. Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite.

Being products that the body already produces, means that all of the above fillers will be easily accepted without allergy-testing or concern about rejection.

So which filler is best used for what?

Restylane and Perlane are practically identical, but Perlane is a denser product for filling deeper areas, like under the eyes, where the injections might be more noticeable. Aside from the eye area, these fillers are used for the nasolabial folds, between your eyebrows, around your mouth and and for redefining your lip borders. Both products last between 6 – 8 months, depending upon your age, skin type and use of your facial muscles.

Juvederm is similar to Restylane and Perlane but it seems to “inject smoother” than Restylane and is, therefore, better-suited to delicate under-eye and lip areas.

Radiesse is the newest of the fillers. It is definitely recommended for deeper folds and hollows and will last as long as 12 months.

Recent studies have indicated that Radiesse might also be among the products, like Sculptra that actually helps the body re-build its own collagen. In other words, when the product has completely left your body, your own collagen will continue to have some lifting, filling and firming effects.

The bottom line, with the fillers and all cosmetic dermatology procedures and products, is that your physician knows best! When it comes to your appearance, always put yourself in the hands, literally, of the most skilled expert!