Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).
The active ingredient in Restylane® is derived from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar found in the skin. Its function in the skin is to maintain volume and pliability. The unique property of this acid is its ability to bind with water molecules up to 1000 times its original size, making it an excellent choice for a filler. Because it can bind with water, it is extremely safe when eliminated with regular body waste over time.
Restylane® is injected into the fine lines of the face or the lips with a very small syringe and results are instantaneous and pain-free. Patients have been much more satisfied with Restylane® than collagen because it can last up to 60% longer. Clinical trials showed results from Restylane® injections to be effective for up to 6 months for lips and 12 months for facial grooves.
Radiesse FN is a cosmetic filler applied through injection for recontouring and lifting cheeks, smoothing the jawline, lifting the brow, and straightening the nose. The main advantage of this product is the long lasting effects it maintains compared to other fillers.
Radiesse FN™ consists of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in gel (carboxymethycellulose). Because calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, in most cases it should not elicit an immune response or allergy.
Although it sounds intimidating, calcium hydroxylapatite has been used for prosthetic implants in dental, facial, and orthopedic surgery. The longest term studies come from Italy and suggest that Radiesse FN™ shows promise as a new agent for facial contouring with no serious side effects and reasonable efficacy and durability.
There’s never been a better time to seek treatment for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles due to aging.
- Non-surgical treatment for wrinkles
- Soft, natural results
- Convenient, same-day procedure
- Immediate results
- Ideal for delicate skin areas
- Little to no downtime