Facial Fillers & Injectables: Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, Restylane, & Perlane
We all get wrinkles sooner or later. Smile lines, frown lines, laugh lines, marionette lines, crow’s feet…a lifetime of facial expressions taking their toll. The combination of repetitive actions, exposure to sun, the loss of elasticity, and the thinning of collagen all work against our youthful appearance.
It starts with fine lines around our eyes and mouth, then furrows on our brow. Soon enough, the lines deepen and gravity pulls on our skin. Our faces begin to look tired, angry, or sad even when we are in a fantastic mood. We look older than we feel.
There are many solutions to “turn back the clock”
The Aesthetic Center of Lubbock is pleased to offer you a variety of minimally-invasive, injectable facial fillers designed to reduce creases, lines, and folds with little to no downtime. We offer a variety of facial injectables based on your unique needs including Botox, Xeomin & Dysport, as well as Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, Restylane, & Perlane.
These injectable facial fillers reduce facial wrinkles and lines by increasing tissue volume. They provide a more youthful appearance, giving your skin more fullness. You will notice fewer creases and furrows. Injectables are safe, quick, affordable and show immediate results.
Juvederm Injectable Filler
As you age, your skin changes and you lose the fullness and volume in your face, resulting in facial wrinkles and folds, including those around your mouth and nose (nasolabial folds). From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a smooth consistency hyaluronic acid gel. It is used to replace the lost volume in your face in a quick, in-office procedure with no down-time. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. You may experience mild swelling or bruising of the injection site, but you should see immediate results from your treatment.
How does Juvederm work?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Juvederm works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Using a fine needle, your healthcare professional eases Juvederm under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.
During your consultation, we will help you to determine how much Juvederm will be needed to achieve your desired result.
Radiesse Volumizing Filler
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse injectable face filler provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of its calcium-based microspheres in a water-based gel. The filler is injected into the skin during a simple and minimally invasive in-office procedure. It can help to temporarily restore lost volume and is ideal for total facial contouring to enhance your existing features, and is especially effective for larger areas like the cheeks or the chin.
Radiesse is one of the longest-lasting fillers on the market today. Correction is immediate, with no downtime and minimal bruising and swelling. We will help you to determine how much of the product will be needed to achieve optimum results based on the areas treated.
Radiesse & Belotero
Radiesse and Belotero are injectable hyaluronic acid fillers that add 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). Restylane can also add fullness and definition to your lips, providing natural-looking and lasting results with just one treatment.
Because Radiesse is composed of larger gel particles than Belotero, it is intended for wrinkles that require deeper injections to add volume and structural support. Radiesse and Belotero are perfect complements to one another.
Can they be used with other fillers?
The staff of the Aesthetic Center of Lubbock often layer fillers to achieve the best results. They may use Radiesse in the very deep skin layer, with Belotero supported by the firmer properties of Radiesse. For other wrinkles or folds, they may use Juvederm as the top filler. Depending on the level of correction you need, the staff will recommend the most advantageous combination.
During your consultation, we will help you determine which would be the best products for your unique facial structure and specific goals. The procedure is performed in the office with mild bruising and swelling, and no downtime. Sufficient amount of the product should be injected, depending on the severity of the folds, in order to achieve optimal correction.
Before / After: unretouched photographs