Dermal Fillers | Hartford
Wrinkle Smoothing | Lip Sculpting | Facial Contouring
Types of Dermal Fillers:
Several classes of dermal fillers are marketed in the United States today. They include: collagen based fillers (i.e. EVOLENCE), hyaluronic acid based fillers (i.e. Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm), and calcium hydroxyl apatite fillers such as Radiesse.
The ideal dermal filler should be easy to administer, provide reproducible cosmetic results, remain in the dermis for a significant period of time, and have a superior safety profile. Injection of fillers usually requires the use of either a topical numbing cream or a local injection of numbing medication. Then, using a small needle, the dermal filler is injected into each wrinkle or scar that requires treatment. Some mild burning and stinging is normal and quickly resolves.
The results can last from three months to greater than 1 year, depending on the filler being used. The new formulation of collagen last at least 6 months with no need for skin testing, like the old generation of collagen fillers. Restylane & Juvderm tends to last a bit longer with effects lasting from six months to one year. Radiesse can provide results that last greater than 3 years.
Tony CochraneI go to Radiance for Botox and Restylane. It seems crazy, but my injections were a very pleasant experience. The NP was so gentle, it was over before I new it. I LOVE my results. No more smile lines, crow's feet, frown lines...and my lips are plumper also!! What more could you ask for???