What are Dermal Fillers?
FDA-approved since the 80s, treated bovine collagen was used as “fillers” onto the dermis. Later in 2000’s new artificial “fillers” – Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane came to the market. They are safely injected to the areas that needed to be treated. Compared to other treatments, dermal fillers are generally safe, hypoallergenic and painless. Moreover, this treatment has more consistent and significant results. It takes less downtime for patients and feels natural under the skin with lower risks of complications, provided that you seek professional assistance. Patients are advised not to manipulate the treated area to prevent the filler from shifting to other regions of the face, after the procedure. If there are inflammations or redness on the treated area, apply a cool pack and see your doctor.
Because of its effectiveness, medical spa’s have experienced a great demand for the treatment since the past decade. However, its needs to be injected by highly trained professionals to provide best results and safety for the clients and assure a proper step by step process.
Pros and Cons of Dermal Fillers
dermal fillers help prevent or smooth away the wrinkles in nasolabial folds, underneath the eyes and even treat shallow scars on the face.
Dermal filler treatments offer a fast solution to these skin problems with almost no down time at all. You can get off from work at lunch time and return from the spa with younger looking skin by your afternoon shift.
Trained doctors and nurses offer safe and painless treatments as approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Dermal filler treatments are a cost-effective solution to aging skin and are more affordable compared to surgical procedures.
While it is generally safe, dermal fillers can trigger allergic reactions. Bruising, pain and swelling can occur.
The effects of the fillers are not permanent, slowly dissolving during the time. Effects of Restylane and Juvederm last up 6 months, Perlane and Juvederm Plus XC up to 9 months and Radiesse up to 18 months. There is a new filler (Voluma) just recently approved by FDA, which will last up to 24 months.
What are Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane ?
One of the main benefits of the dermal filler is that the results from the product are longer-lasting than those obtained from other wrinkle reducers, including collagen and fat injections. To find out more about Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane filler and the cost of treatment, see below.
Candidates for Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane Fillers
Dermal Filler is likely a good option for you if you are dissatisfied with the way your face is aging - namely, if you dislike the wrinkles and creases that have surfaced. Dermal Fillers may also be right for you if you feel that your lips need augmentation. If you have severe scarring or thinner/looser skin, Juvederm, Perlane or Restylane may not be as effective. But in most cases and with most patients, Dermal Filler is a good choice. Note that the results of dermal filler are long-lasting but impermanent, so that you are not forever wed to your decision.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Juvederm, Perlane or Restylane?
The Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane Treatment Process.
Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane fillers arrive at your doctor's office packed in a sterile, ready-to-use syringe. The smooth gel consistency of Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane makes it more comfortable for patients to receive injections than with other dermal fillers, because doctors can use thinner needles and less pressure during injection. However, to minimize the chance of discomfort, your doctor will numb the area of your face to be treated with a topical anesthetic cream before he or she administers dermal filler injections. Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane is injected into the mid to deep dermis, depending on the amount of correction required, and the typical treatment session is about thirty minutes long.
Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane treatments involve less discomfort for patients than other dermal fillers, and the results are more enduring, with the average patient enjoying a healthier, more youthful facial appearance for six to nine months. Furthermore, since Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane are composed solely of biocompatible hyaluronic acid, it poses very minimal risk of allergic reaction and other negative side-effects associated with injectable wrinkle treatments.
Preparing for Juvederm, Perlane or Restylane Treatments.
How Does Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane Work?
Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane comes in a number of formulas of varying strengths, so treatments can be tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane is effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles as well as in plumping up the lips, filling in the cheek area, and even restoring a youthful, rounded shape to the face. While Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane provides very visible and long-lasting results, patients who have extensive facial wrinkling or sagging may be more appropriate candidates for facial plastic surgery, such as a facelift or a browlift.
Recovery, Results, and Re-Treatment
Some doctors recommend that patients come in for a follow-up treatment to fill in any lines or wrinkles that were missed during the first dermal filler treatment, but this is rarely necessary. Over time, the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® is naturally absorbed into the body. However, because of its cross-linked composition and viscous gel consistency, Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane integrates into the body at a markedly slower rate than other dermal fillers. Thus, patients enjoy longer lasting results after JUVÉDERM® treatment than with Restylane® treatment and other injectable wrinkle treatments. The average patient enjoys the results of a JUVÉDERM® treatment for six to nine months, though some patients have had results last for as long as a year.