Regardless of age, everyone desires smooth, wrinkle-free skin. For many, cosmetic fillers are the perfect solution. At Richmond Cosmetic Clinic, we offer a variety of brands to choose from including Restylane, RADIESSE® and JUVÉDERM®. Residents of Vancouver can now add volume and definition to their face while eliminating the appearance of folds and wrinkles.
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel that gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, thinning lips and loosening skin. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to provide volume and support for the skin. It can also "plump up" the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face.
No pre-treatment testing is needed because this product is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible. JUVÉDERM® comes in many formulas optimized for the depth of the treatment area.
Results last about 6 - 9 months. They last even longer with a simple follow-up treatment occurring a few weeks after the first.
RADIESSE®is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, RADIESSE® is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries little risk of allergic reaction. RADIESSE® can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures.
Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Side effects such as swelling or bruising are minimal and should fade within a few days. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years, although the procedure can be repeated as often as you wish.
Perlane® is manufactured by Medicis the same company that manufacturers Restylane. Perlane® is primarily the same product as Restylane® but Perlane® filler contains a larger concentration of hyaluronic acid.
Because of this higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, Perlane® is usually used for larger folds, while Restylane® is better suited for smaller wrinkles or to maintain the results of a previous Perlane® injection.
Perlane® is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel. This means that 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.
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® injections supplements the body’s natural supply, which becomes depleted with age. Perlane® is biodegradable so its effects are not permanent. The results of a Perlane® filler treatment tend to last 6 months to a year. This is much longer than the typical results of collagen injections, which may only last 3 to 6 months.
Restylane is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.
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