Dr. Digg’s office offers a variety of dermal fillers that can address a variety of age-related skin concerns as well as add volume to areas you may like to modify. While fillers in general all add volume, not all fillers are made from the same materials.
What are My Filler Options?
Restylane & Perlane
Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L® are all members of the Restylane product family. Each type is a clear gel formula made of hyaluronic acid, intended to act as your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Restylane products are made with NASHA© technology, which gives them a unique particle size for superior results. All products in this line produce results instantly, by visibly reducing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and can also be used to add fullness to lips.
Juvederm (Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC)
Juvéderm is another gel filler that doctors use to fill in depressions created by wrinkles around your mouth and nose. After one treatment, patients can achieve soft and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Juvéderm is manufactured using “Hylacross” technology, which creates the signature smooth-consistency gel. This filler is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. Juvederm is typically used to treat smile lines, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC can also add fullness to thin lips.
Also by the makers of Juvederm Ultra XC, Voluma is a filler injected deeper into the upper cheeks to lift the facial skin. This softens the lines around the cheeks, lower eye area and sagging by adding volume to the top of the cheekbones. It has also been referred to as a “non-surgical facelift.” In fact, in a clinical study, patients reported looking up to five years younger at six months after treatment with Juvederm Voluma. Results from Juvederm Voluma are proven to last up to two years in the cheek area.
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE is unique because it has the ability to provide lost structure and stimulate your own natural collagen production. Radiesse is composed of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), the same material that is a major component of bone and teeth. Radiesse is used for deeper corrections such as facial contouring, fold improvement, scar correction and lip augmentation. This treatment is not recommended for fine lines. Results from Radiesse can last anywhere from six months to a year.
Downtime & Side Effects
Injectable fillers continue to be popular because of their minimal recovery time compared to surgical options. In general, side effects such as swelling and bruising may take about a week to disappear. You should be able to easily cover any bruising with makeup if needed. After treatment, you may have small amounts of pain and swelling that can be improved by icing the treated area. Treated areas may also feel itchy or lumps may appear, which are also temporary. If any side effects last longer than two weeks, contact our office for an evaluation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about your injectable filler options and if they are right for you, call the CosmedicDerm office today in Grosse Pointe, MI to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shauna Diggs and her staff are ready to offer you best-in-class medical and cosmetic care as Michigan’s leaders in comprehensive skin health and rejuvenation.