Injectables and Fillers
Injectables are a combination of dermal fillers and protein serums that are used to improve fine lines, wrinkles, etc. Some injectables sculpt anatomical areas of the face creating contour and volume, while others prevent lines due to muscle contractions. Injectables are generally well tolerated by all patients and are very safe when used properly. Dr. Lesesne has extensive experience with injectables and personally performs all procedures. We offer a variety of products to meet our patients’ needs.
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Cosmetic Injectables- Fillers
Dermal fillers are injected into the desired area with a very fine needle and produce immediate results.
Restylane® and Juvederm® are FDA approved hyaluronic acid fillers consisting of a long-lasting gel that, when injected into the dermis with an ultra-fine needle, lifts and adds volume to the areas being treated. These treatments are particularly good with “static” wrinkles, or ones which are present even when the face is relaxed. Restylane®, Juvederm® are also excellent treatment options for: wrinkle correction, lip augmentation, smile lines, and deep folds. Treatment time for injectable fillers is approximately 30 minutes and a topical anesthetic is given to reduce any discomfort. Please refrain from vitamin E, ibuprofen and aspirin 7 days prior to treatment to reduce the risk of swelling and bruising. The effects generally last 6-9 months.
Belotero Balance® is an injectable filler made of the same material as some other fillers, however, Belotero Balance® has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth) as well as more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines. Avoid vitamin E, and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin 7 days prior to treatment to reduce the risk of swelling and bruising. The effects last 6-9 months.
Radiesse® is a unique filler that is particularly well suited for augmenting the natural contours of the facial bones, such as the cheeks and jawline. It is made of calcium hydroxylapatite—the same basic substance found naturally in teeth and bones. Radiesse® also stimulates production of your own collagen and causes a smooth and natural improvement in wrinkles that can last for 2 years. Radiesse® can only be injected deep into the skin along the bone of the jaw or cheeks adding facial contour. Treatment time is 30 minutes.
Sculptra® works differently than other fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm®. Rather than filling the desired area with a gel formula of hyaluronic acid, Sculptra® stimulates your body to produce its own collagen. Sculptra® works more gradually compared to other fillers (it can take up to 3 treatments to achieve desired results), however, it lasts up to two years. Sculptra® can only be used in nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the sides of the mouth), marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin), and chin wrinkles.
Voluma® is an instant, non-surgical solution that adds volume and contour to your face. Consisting of hyaluronic acid, Voluma® is injected into the mid-face, particularly around the cheekbones to create volume and lift. Treatment time is usually 30 minutes and no downtime is required. Voluma® can last up to 2 years.