Fillers at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic
With the widespread increase for non-invasive skin enhancement treatments, a variety of fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane have become readily available to physicians.
Most common dermal enhancers used in present-day aesthetic dermatology are hyaluronic acid-based, which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Examples of these are Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. These help to improve the youthful appearance and fullness of facial skin.
It is essential to know that no one dermal enhancer is ideal for all the areas of the face. To clarify, for example, lips tolerate these treatments differently than the cheeks area does, and not all dermal enhancers can be injected in the lips.
In some instances, multiple enhancers can be used in various places of the face to improve the entire facial aesthetics. This process is termed as a liquid facelift. Hyaluronic acid enhancers have gained in popularity due to their safely over collagen-based enhancers. Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin, hence no pre-testing is required before the treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps in moisture retention, thus adding volume and hydration to the skin.
At the Laser Genesis Skin Care Clinic in Mississauga, we recommend the use of Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane enhancers. All these can be used in conjunction with Botox and other non-invasive laser treatments. Fillers provide an excellent option for the woman or man on the go who does not want to deal with the inconvenience and downtime of facial surgery.
These filters vary due to the material they may be composed of, their application, number of treatments required, and the time for which they may last, and if they are animal-based. The collagen enhancers, which were very popular in the past, are animal-based.
More common dermal enhancers used in present-day aesthetic dermatology are hyaluronic acid-based, which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Examples of these are Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. These dermal enhancers help to improve the youthful appearance and fullness of facial skin.
Juvederm is FDA approved and is considered to be the next generation of dermal enhancer. It has a smooth gel-like consistency, thus making it very easy to administer with little or no bruising at all. It is safe for all skin types. The manufacturers of Juvederm have strived to make it as long-lasting as possible by concentrating the product.
Juvederm FAQs at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic
Their highly innovative manufacturing process generates an extensive cross-linking, i.e., a dense network of bridge type bonds between different molecules of hyaluronic acid. The resultant molecule is larger and therefore more resistant to in site degradation, thus lasting for a longer time after injecting in the skin.
Juvederm injectable gel is used for the lower third of the facial wrinkles and folds. It is best suited for laugh lines, smile lines or nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Juvederm is a simple non-surgical physician-administered treatment.
These treatments require only superficial anesthesia or a topical numbing cream to make them more comfortable. Juvederm is administered under the skin with a very fine needle to augment or fill the soft tissue of the dermis. Afterward, the site is then gently massaged.
Side effects with Juvederm are very mild to minimal, lasting up to a week or less. The side effects include temporary sensitivity, redness, firmness, mild pain, swelling, or bumps. Routine day to day activities can be resumed soon after the treatment though it is advised to avoid strenuous activities, excessive sun, or heat exposure.
Immediate improvement and smoothening of wrinkles and lines are seen following the treatment. The results of the procedure vary with each individual, and the effect of Juvederm may last from six months to nine months. Touch up treatments are recommended to achieve and maintain the results.
Restylane FAQs at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic
Restylane is FDA approved non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid-based enhancer. It is purified, sterilized, and chemically stabilized gel produced from streptococcus bacteria.
Due to its low incidence of hypersensitivity and reactions, it requires no skin testing prior to the treatment. The stabilized hyaluronic acid can remain in the dermis for up to a year. Restylane gel is injected in the dermal layers using a very fine needle.
Restylane FAQs at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic
Topical or local anesthetic is required prior to the treatment to make it more comfortable.
After the Restylane is injected under the skin it integrates with the dermis and binds water giving the area a fuller appearance. Healthy metabolism and movements of nutrition and oxygen proceed naturally.
Lip augmentation and snooker’s line are the more popular uses of Restylane. The amount of Restylane that the physician may use during the treatment depends on the desired correction.
Although all normal activities can be resumed following the treatment some mild bruising and swelling may be seen. In the worst case, it may last up to a week. Lip swelling and discomfort can be significant, and some asymmetry may be noted during the first few days.
Perlane is also a hyaluronic acid-based cosmetic enhancer used to soften fine lines and wrinkles. It is a popular choice to smooth out facial depression, facial scarring, and lip augmentation. It is a safe choice for both men and women.
Due to its composition of hyaluronic acid, the Perlane molecule is a resilient chemical and can easily adjust and mold to facial contours. No pre-treatment testing of the skin is required with Perlane.
The natural supply of hyaluronic acid depletes with age, and due to environmental factors, we start to see the setting of expression lines and folds.
Perlane FAQs at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic
Perlane augments or fills up the body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid to smooth out the lines and fill up the lost volume in cheeks and under the eyes. Perlane is naturally broken down over six months to a year.
- Decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose, and forehead
- Lip augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
- Redefining lip borders
- Correcting Chin and jaw augmentation
- Wrinkles on the face
Each of these dermal enhancers are versatile in use, implying that they can be used individually or in conjunction with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments to provide a more youthful and healthy appearance. The combined use of Fractional Skin Resurfacing, IPL Photo-facials, and Botox is every day in aesthetic dermatology. WE at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic, Mississauga, provide all these treatments and procedures.
If you have any questions about dermal enhancer injections such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Perlane, contact us for a free and in-depth consultation as to how the Laser Genesis Skin Care Clinic, Mississauga can help you.