Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
They are gel based and last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years depending on the type of filler and amount used. If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid may be a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body.
In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. If the term sounds familiar, it’s because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain and provide extra cushioning. Brand names include Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvéderm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources.
When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
In the last few decades, various synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid have been developed and used to correct disorders in the fields of rheumatology, ophthalmology, and wound repair. More recently, synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid are being manufactured for use in face augmentation.
Cost per filler ranges from $575 to $1000.
1. Restylane, $600 per filler
(undereye injections cost $650 with this filler)
2. Perlane, $600 per filler
3. Voluma, $1000 per filler
4. Belotero, $575 per filler
Calcium hydroxyappetite filler
Calcium hydroxylapatite is the heaviest of facial dermal fillers. An example of calcium hydroxylapatite injections is Radiesse.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones and is a mineral-like compound. It’s often used to fill:
Moderate-to-severe creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines
Enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used. This lowers your risk of an allergic reaction and no skin testing is required.
This type of dermal filler is known to produce a very natural result, doesn’t migrate, and side effects are rare.
Calcium hydroxylapatite has another special use for HIV-positive people who suffer from facial lipoatrophy, also known as facial wasting, which is a side effect of antiretroviral medications.
1. Radiesse, $650 per filler
RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
What to expect
- Non Invasive
- No Downtime
- Multi-Faceted Dermal Filler
- Restore Skin Volume
- Reduce Wrinkles
- FDA Approved
TYPICAL JUVEDERM TREATMENT $600-$650
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