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What is Juvederm
Juvederm is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid facial filler that immediately restores lost volume to fine lines, wrinkles and depressed areas of the skin – results in a well-rested, more youthful complexion. The Juvederm collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the Juvederm collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
LIFT & CONTOUR CHEEKS WITH JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. Juvederm Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area to help create a more youthful appearance.
WHAT IS RESTYLANE?
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly 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 corners of the mouth and marionette lines — the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. Additionally, Restylane and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21 and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.
COMBAT THE SIGNS OF AGING WITH RESTYLANE®?
The good news is that you can do something about the signs of facial aging with a product in the Restylane family — to help reveal a younger-looking you. With minimal downtime and no surgery, products in the Restylane family are used to:
- Add volume and fullness to the cheeks (Restylane® Lyft)
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and “smile lines,” the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (Restylane & Restylane Lyft)
- Treat “lipstick lines” or perioral lines around the mouth and to create fuller, more accentuated lips (Restylane® Silk)
That means you get minimally invasive, clinically proven, natural-looking results to help achieve the look you want. Talk to your healthcare provider today to determine if the Restylane family of products is right for you.
What is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
Juvederm Additional Information
Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC add volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.
Some people simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance. Other people have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your unique needs are when it comes to your lips, the Juvederm collection may be able to help.
The Juvederm collection offers two formulations for the lips:
- Juvederm Ultra XC adds more fullness and plumps thin lips-whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips.
- Juvederm Volbella XC is the most recent addition to the collection-tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Juvederm is formulated with lidocaine for enhanced comfort during treatment. Using an ultra-fine needle, the filler is injected just below the surface of the skin to plump the depressed areas. Typically, a Juvederm treatment takes less than one hour, and most people feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately.
Shay’s Health and Beauty Spa uses a topical skin anesthetic to make you comfortable during the injections. The cream is applied and sits on the skin for 20-30 minutes prior to your injection. We also give patients a cold pack after the treatment to reduce any discomfort and possible swelling.
Most of our patients put their make-up on and go right back to normal activities. If you’ve remembered the no aspirin, Excedrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve rule, then you should have very little bruising after your treatment. A small amount of puffiness or mild swelling for a day or two is normal.
There is a small group of patients who really puff after treatments, especially in the lips. Bruises on the lips are usually easy to cover with lipstick.
Yes. All of these dermal fillers require maintenance 1-4 times a year depending on which filler, the area injected, and your own particular body chemistry.
RADIESSE® AND RADIESSE® (+) IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
You should not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a history of severe allergies, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use RADIESSE® (+) if you have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it.
One of the risks with using these products is an unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.
- As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection.
- Do not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have a skin infection until it has healed.
- It is not known if RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) is safe or effective in the lips, or in the area around the eyes.
- The microspheres in RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) dermal filler.
- If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+).
- Injection in the back of the hand may result in temporary difficulty performing activities. RADIESSE® may cause nodules, bumps or lumps in the back of the hand and can last up to 1 year.
- You should minimize strenuous activity and avoid extensive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after treatment and until any swelling or redness has resolved.
Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you will experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Tell your health care provider if you have any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand if you have a history forming large, raised scars or if you have had any other skin treatments such as skin peels.
The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of RADIESSE® used in the hands include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects. The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching and other local side effects.
These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+). Merz collects information about adverse events seen with RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) outside of clinical studies. These events are included in the RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) Patient Information Guide based on an assessment of seriousness and potential causal relationship to RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+). Please see the Patient Information Guide available at www.radiesse.com for list of these events. Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.