What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time, replacing lost collagen and giving you a natural-looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic (an average of three injection sessions over a few months) can last more than 2 years,* so you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds** that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Learn how Sculptra® Aesthetic is different in the way it works, and listen to what one patient has to say about it.
*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.
**Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra® Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds in clinical trials.
Restore Skin Volume & Smooth Facial Wrinkles With JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® is the first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. The JUVÉDERM® gel is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results. There is no pre-testing needed for this procedure.
Topical or injectable anesthesia may be used during this procedure to numb the treatment area and minimize any potential discomfort. The results of this procedure are available right away and can usually last for up to a year, the longest results available from any hyaluronic acid product.
JUVÉDERM® Postoperative Instructions
It is important to follow all of your doctor’s postoperative instructions for JUVÉDERM® procedures to achieve the best possible surgery results. Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery patients are provided with detailed instructions to ensure the best outcome to the procedure.
LENGTH OF JUVEDERM BENEFITS
- The benefits of filler injections usually last 9-12 months and then resolve.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Temporary stinging, throbbing, burning sensation, redness, swelling, bruising, and excess fullness.
- Redness and bruising usually lasts about 48 hours.
- Results of Juvederm are immediately apparent after application.
- Some diffusion of the toxin occurs this can cause circular areas of paresis, a partial loss of movement, with a radius of 1.5cm and temporary weakness of nearby muscles.
- In rare cases, there can be a drooping of the eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression.
- The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected.
TREATED AREA CARE
- Always use a strong sunblock if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).
- You may wear makeup with sunblock protection.
- Stay out of the sun until redness and bruising subsides (usually 48 hours).
- Patients should avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Motrin, Advil, high doses of vitamin E supplements, etc. for 7-14 days prior to injection. These substances can cause increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
FOLLOW UP CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Follow up appointment 1-2 weeks after first treatment.
- No strenuous exercise/ activities for 24 hours following application.
- No facials, hot tub use, or saunas for 24 hours.
- Make an appointment for nine months or as instructed by Dr. Bindingnavele for next administration of filler.
WHEN TO CALL
- If you have increased swelling or bruising.
- If swelling and redness persist after a few days.
- If you have severe or increased pain.
- If you have any side effects such as rash, nausea, headache, or vomiting.
- If you have an oral temperature over 100.4 degrees.
What is Restylane®?
The Restylane® family of products instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.
Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, and our newest Restylane® Kysse are the only FDA-approved products for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.
Restylane® Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to one year1-3. It enhances the texture and color of the lips while maintaining a full range of expressions.4*†
Where can Restylane® Be Used?
The Restylane® family of products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines); the area just below the nose and above the upper lip; the corners of the mouth and marionette lines (the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline).
What Is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is an injectable filler that adds volume to the face and hands and can correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the mouth. RADIESSE® is made from calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres encased in a protective gel. This chemical formula is used to enhance the production of collagen in the areas treated. The chemicals and gel are naturally metabolized by the body over time, leaving behind tissues with greater collagen content and long-term results.
What Is BELOTERO BALANCE®?
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler that is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It is usually injected into higher layers of the skin, which allows for a greater impact on fine lines. Because it is used on upper skin layers, it can be used on top of existing fillers that have been injected into lower skin layers.
Like other hyaluronic acid-based fillers we offer, BELOTERO BALANCE® is FDA approved to treat nasolabial folds and related areas.
Why Choose Our Physicians
Our Physicians have a reputation in the plastic surgery community for their steady and light hand when injecting fillers and injectables. While other doctors delegate the injectable process to nursing staff, Dr. Vijay and Dr. Cassidy perform it themselves to ensure the best possible result.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Fillers
How does a hyaluronic acid filler differ from RADIESSE® or Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance produced naturally by the body to attract and retain moisture. This allows your skin to appear plump, refreshed and hydrated. Unfortunately, like so many other proteins (like collagen and elastin), hyaluronic acid levels diminish as you age. HA fillers — including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® and BELOTERO BALANCE® — use hyaluronic acid to restore moisture and hydration, helping to provide that desired plump appearance. Alternatively, RADIESSE® and Sculptra® Aesthetic work by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production.
JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® and BELOTERO BALANCE® are all hyaluronic acid fillers. What’s the difference between them?
While there are many types of hyaluronic acid fillers, all have slightly different densities and thicknesses, making some more appropriate for specific facial areas and concerns than others. For instance, you would want a thicker dermal filler to fill a high-movement area like nasolabial folds (parentheses between the nose and mouth) than you would for lip volume.
The best way to determine the best filler for you is to schedule a consultation with Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. Our professionals will help guide you to the appropriate type and volume of filler.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Dermal fillers are priced per unit (syringe). Therefore, the total cost of your treatment will depend on the amount of dermal filler used for your needs. You will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation with Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.
How can I prolong the length of my dermal filler injectable?
While no filler is a permanent solution, you can help prolong your injectable results by minimizing sun exposure, eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and following a diligent at-home skin care routine.
Do fillers repair lines caused by repeated facial expressions?
Dermal fillers are best used to minimize static lines (permanent fine lines and wrinkles caused by the natural aging process, sun damage or unhealthy lifestyle choices). Dynamic lines (fine lines and wrinkles that develop due to repeated facial expressions and muscle movements) are best treated with injectable neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® or XEOMIN®. These treatments do not affect static lines; however, they can smooth and minimize expression-causing lines, such as crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.
Will fillers improve my skin tone?
While HA fillers restore moisture to the skin cells and RADIESSE® and Sculptra® Aesthetic increase collagen production (both of which are important to healthy skin), dermal fillers are not inherently designed to improve skin tone or irregular pigment.