The field of injectable fillers continues to expand with new products having been launched, existing products receiving additional FDA approval for new cosmetic indications, and others in the pipeline. Physicians are highly trained in using these cosmetic injectable fillers for a myriad of problems which patients may wish to address. Patients may achieve successful enhancement of scars and other concerns – from aging and other prior skin problems – and to create a youthful appearance by altering the shape of an aging face.
At Prime Medical Spa, we are excited to be an early provider of Bellafill® – the only dermal filler on the market approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars. Because it is made partially from bovine collagen, a skin allergy test is required prior to receiving a Bellafill® treatment to make sure no allergies exist to the product or anesthetic lidocaine. This filler has been on the market since 2007 for correction of nasolabial folds, and it recently received approval for acne scars on cheeks. We have had outstanding results thus far and they are immediate. PMMA (the other ingredient in Bellafill®) creates a lattice structure encouraging more collagen to grow into it over time. If you want to learn more about our experience, schedule some time for a complimentary consultation. What excites us most about the filler is that results last 5+ years.
Juvederm® Ultra XC recently received approval for injection into the lips and around the mouth. This hyaluronic acid instantly adds fullness to the lips and is the only dermal filler that has proven results lasting up to one year for lip augmentation. Many patients may opt to address age related volume loss, contour, moisture and softness of their lips with the addition of this smooth injectable. The procedure is easily tolerable as Juvéderm® Ultra XC has lidocaine, which anesthetizes the area being treated. Results last up to 1 year.
Juvederm Voluma XC® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel for the cheek area. This filler contains a modified hyaluronic acid and instantly creates contour and a subtle lift to give a more youthful profile for up to 2 years.
Radiesse® is dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This calcium based filler works to add volume under the skin and instantly hide the signs of wrinkles and creasing. Over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your own natural collagen, providing additional structure after the initial effects of Radiesse have diminished. Results last about 1 year.
I hope that the above information may help you decide to come in for a complimentary consultation, and allow our doctor to help guide you toward the best injectable treatment to address your concerns.