Juvéderm®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and Voluma®
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed is placing injectable fillers into various areas of the face. The results are instant and are long lasting. With injectable fillers there is minimal discomfort and these procedures can often be performed as “lunch-time” procedures. Dr. Biggerstaff uses FDA approved products such as RADIESSE® and Juvéderm® to soften facial folds and wrinkles and to enhance the lips.
Juvéderm® is a non-animal based hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into the dermis of the skin to restore volume and fullness. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Because Juvéderm® is a non-animal based product there is virtually no risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Juvéderm® is currently FDA approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, however it can also be safely used to enhance the size and shape of the lips and to treat other facial wrinkles. Studies have shown that the average treatment lasts 6-12 months.
Depression in right cheek. Depression minimized using Juvederm Ultra Plus XC.
Restaylne Silk® is an FDA approved filler that is specifically designed to enhance the appearance of the lips as well as smooths the wrinkles around the mouth. The use of this product results in a more natural yet fuller lip.
Before After subnasal lip lift along with Restaylne Silk filler
Before After only Restaylne Silk filler
RADIESSE® calciumhydroxylapatite suspended in a water-based gel carrier. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, therefore it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or allergic response. RADIESSE® is FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, including nasolabial folds. RADIESSE® is naturally absorbed over time while stimulating your body to produce collagen.RADIESSE®
As skin ages it begins to lose volume and starts to sag. Voluma is the first FDA approved injectable gel filler that adds natural looking volume to the cheek area to correct age related volume loss. This injectable can create contour and subtle lift instantly. To reduce discomfort during injection, Voluma also contains an anesthetic called Lidocaine. Natural -looking results last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.