Injectable gels composed of hyaluronic acid are extremely popular ways to smooth away wrinkles and increase volume in certain facial areas such as the lips and cheeks. At Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery, state-of-the-art dermal fillers that are FDA approved can be applied in the office, usually within an hour’s time.
Juvederm® Ultra products are injectable dermal fillers made up of a modified form of hyaluronic acid. This natural substance aids in the retention of moisture in the skin, leading to softer skin that has added volume. There are a variety of Juvederm Ultra products available from Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Abramson, that can fill facial lines, folds and wrinkles, contour skin, correct scars, and enhance lip and cheek volume.
Juvederm Ultra’s results can last up to one year, with the average effectiveness lasting nine months. Juvederm’s popularity is, in part, due to its excellent flow and smooth texture, unlike the consistency of other fillers. The reason for the product’s smoothness is due to its Hylacross technology, a manufacturing process Allergan utilizes to create the line of Juvederm Ultra products.
Great for filling moderately sized wrinkles, Juvederm Ultra is also a superior filler for expression lines. This product is also best for contouring facial structure, correcting scars and enhancing lips to a moderate degree.
Juvederm XC performs all of the same effects as regular Juvederm Ultra with one added ingredient: lidocaine. This is a local anesthetic that adds to a patient’s comfort when receiving the injections.
Juvederm Ultra Plus is made of a thicker formula, with effects that can last a year. This filler is placed within the middle of the dermis, getting into deep layers of skin for ultimate results on filling serious wrinkles, increasing significant lip volume in addition to the effects of Juvederm Ultra. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC achieves all of the above with lidocaine for gentler procedures.
Finally, there is Juvederm Voluma XC, with lidocaine, to help add plumpness to the cheek areas of the face. It is injected into deep dermal layers of the cheek in three different areas and can last up to 24 months.
Juvederm Ultra products usually yield immediate visual results. The possible side effects associated with these injectables include redness and soreness at the injection site, swelling, bruising, stiffness, itchiness and infection.
Other dermal hyaluronic acid fillers include products like Restylane or Perlane among others.
Restylane also comes in a variety of forms, each of which will greatly diminish severe to moderate nasolabial folds, wrinkles and lines for roughly six months. The formulations will also plump lips. Restylane and Restylane-L work in a similar fashion to Juvederm Ultra and Ultra XC. The Restylane-L contains lidocaine for less discomfort.
Restylane Silk provides natural-looking lip plumping and smooths wrinkles and lines in the mouth area with effects also lasting up to six months.
Perlane injectable gels are composed of particles that are different in size from Restylane, which affects how deep the injection can go into the dermal layers. This dermal filler is excellent for filling severe wrinkles on the facial area that only a deeper injection can attack. One Perlane treatment can last as long as six to nine months.
Other popular and effective dermal fillers are available at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta.
This article does not take the place of medical or professional advice as concerns to dermal fillers. Make an appointment for a consultation if you would like to know what Dr. Peter Abramson at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery could do for you. In addition to Atlanta, he serves patients from Buckhead, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta and beyond.