BU Cosmetic & Laser Center
Fillers - JUVEDERM®, Perlane®, RADIESSE®, Restylane®, and Belotero®
Dermal fillers are injections of safe materials that can be used to improve skin folds and wrinkles and add facial volume.
Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It is injected under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel. Studies show superior results of Juvéderm® compared to a collagen-based dermal filler. In addition, Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
Perlane® is a product made by the Swedish Company Q-Med Esthetics – the makers of Restylane®. Like Restylane® it is made of stabilized sterile hyaluronic acid but it is intended for the treatment of deeper wrinkles, and folds such as the nasolabial fold. Perlane® contains no animal products. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and other tissue, there is no need for a skin test when using Perlane® filler.
Fillers are injections of safe materials that can be used to improve skin folds and wrinkles and add facial volume. Radiesse® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite and is often used in the lower half of the face to improve skin folds, deep wrinkles and to sharpen the jaw line. The results can be seen immediately after injection of Radiesse® and often lasts over 12 months. Some temporary swelling or bruising may occur.
Radiesse Procedure Photo
Restylane® is a product made by the Swedish Company Q-Med Esthetics made of stabilized sterile hyaluronic acid for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, for enhancing lips and filling acne scars. It has been used in Europe for years and has been recently approved by the FDA for treatment in the United States. Hyaluronic acid is a material found in the mid portion of the skin in which collagen and elastin sit and which helps to give skin its substance and integrity and which is diminished in the aging process. Restylane® is a non-animal derived gel like substance and does not need any allergy tests before treatment, unlike collagen and has been found to last 6-8 months on average.
Restylane Procedure Photos