How do Skin Fillers work?

Restylane and Juvederm contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in your body that provides volume and fullness to the skin. These crystal-clear gels are safe, biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane and Juvederm restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines. This type of skin filler is also effective for plumping the lips.

Radiesse is made with smooth calcium hydroxylapatite, which is suspended in an aqueous based gel that stays soft and malleable long after injection. Because calcium is a natural mineral found in our bones, it will not cause any allergic reactions and is completely biodegradable. Additionally, the body naturally grows tissue around Radiesse without absorbing it, keeping the implant in place until it completely disintegrates.

How are Skin Fillers administered?

Tiny amounts of product are injected directly into the skin by an ultra-fine needle. Once implanted, these fillers lift away wrinkles, fill in scar depressions, and enhance cheeks by adding volume and fullness beneath the skin to restore youthful contours. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are instantaneous. To minimize discomfort, we recommend a local anesthestic, especially for treatment around the mouth.