There are an array of non-surgical filler options available to reduce the signs of aging. Some of these treatments include Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Juvéderm®XC, and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Restylane® can be used to restore the skin’s volume and fill in facial wrinkles. It is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally exists in the human body. Side effects may include slight redness and/or swelling for three to seven days after the treatment. Results are immediate, and can last up to one year before a follow up treatment is necessary. Restylane® is FDA-approved for patients 21 years and older.
Restylane-L® is used to add fullness to the skin and correct facial wrinkles and folds. However, unlike Restylane®, Restylane-L® contains lidocaine, which can help to reduce discomfort during the treatment. Restylane-L® is FDA-approved for patients 21 years and older.
Restylane® Silk is a clear gel formula of hyaluronic acid that is designed to subtly enhance your lips and smooth wrinkles and lines around the mouth. It is made up of smaller and smoother particles than other Restylane® products, and is specifically made to remedy lost lip shape, lip thinning, and lines around the mouth. Restylane® Silk is FDA-approved for patients 21 years and older.
Juvéderm®XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It can remedy facial folds, such as nasolabial folds, smile lines, corner lines, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. Juvéderm®XC also contains lidocaine for a pleasurable filler experience. This filler offers instant results that can last up to one year.
As we age, we lose volume in our skin, especially in and around our cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma®XC is an FDA-approved injectable gel that adds volume to your cheek area. Results can last for up to two years. This injectable is approved for patients 21 years and older.
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid injectable gel that helps to smooth unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. It also works well in filling out nasolabial folds, or the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Results are immediate, and may last up to six months.
Sculptra® is a form of facial injectable that is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen in the skin. It aids in treating shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. A full Sculptra® treatment usually involves three injection sessions over the span of a few months. The results from Sculptra® can last for more than two years.