BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. See what REAL results can really look like.
Dysport is similar to Botox, although some research suggests that Dysport may be faster-acting. It also spreads farther from the injection site, thus allowing a broader area of small wrinkles (such as the “crow’s feet” lines that splay out from the corners of the eyes) to be treated with fewer injections. However, this latter feature has a disadvantage..
Radiesse is a long-lasting dermal filler that consists of tiny calcium hydroxylapatatite (CaHA) particles suspended in a smooth carboxymethylcellulose gel. Both ingredients are safe and non-allergenic. Once Radiesse is injected under the skin, it not only smoothes wrinkles, but also stimulates the skin’s own production of collagen, the protein so essential for youthful-looking skin.
What is different about Radiesse is that in addition to adding lost volume to aged- and sun-damaged skin, it also appears to stimulate the body to produce new collagen on its own. Radiesse’s manufacturer calls this process neocollagenesis. The collagen forms around the tiny microspheres, giving the skin back its structure. As the collagen builds up, the wrinkles overlying the treated area soften and smooth out.
Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE is a new addition to the Juvéderm® ULTRA range of fillers that's dedicated to providing full, soft, natural looking lips and to smooth fine lines and enhance the mouth area. Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE is gentle, with an added anaesthetic for the most comfortable treatment experience possible.
As the effects of aging take hold, even the lucky few who were born with perfectly beautiful lips may want to consider enhancing their lips' appearance. Over time, the lips' volume depletes, leaving a thinner, flatter appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines compromise their smooth look, and the vermillion borders and Cupid's bow become less defined. Around the mouth, the area between your upper lip and nose can become flattened, and the corners of the mouth may turn downward, creating a tired, aged appearance.
Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE helps fight the signs of aging, by addressing the lips' texture and smoothness and filling the lines and wrinkles caused by smoking and pursing your lips over time, and of course, by adding volume for a fresh, natural, look.
JUVÉDERM® is the first smooth consistency gel formulation and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year from initial treatment. JUVÉDERM® is developed using the proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily and consistently into the skin as well as provides a predictable result. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market have a granular consistency gel. These granules can be seen under 2.4x magnification as opposed to the smooth consistency gel of the JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers.
Restylane® is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that enables skin to retain its shape and volume. Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it attracts water. Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid molecules in Restylane bind to the body’s natural stores of water, gradually “plumping up” the skin – and giving it a smoother, more youthful appearance.
You’ll notice results immediately, but the full effects will become evident within a few days, as the hyaluronic acid binds with more and more water as well as plumps up the skin. The results will last in the lips anywhere from 3 to 6 months, and on other parts of the face for 6 to 9 months.