Dermal fillers are a group of non-toxic substances that are injected under the skin at various depths to smooth out fine lines, deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds and acne scars. They are also used to define and give volume to lips, contour the chin and nose, or plump up sunken cheeks or temples for a full, lifted appearance.
Some of these fillers include –
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc
- Juvéderm Voluma Xc
Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc
Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc is made from a hyaluronic acid gel. It is used to correct more severe facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It is also used to fill in depressed areas in the cheeks. A liquid facelift procedure to sculpt and reshape facial contours can also be done with Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc.
These treatments are fast and relatively painless. Generally, an anaesthetic is first applied to eliminate any discomfort. The thin gel-like substance is then injected into the target area using a tiny, fine needle.
One injection of Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc should last for 6 to 12 months, therefore 1 to 2 treatments a year should be sufficient to maintain results.
Juvéderm Voluma Xc
This is an injectable gel that is used for deep injection into the cheek area that corrects age-related volume loss in adults over 21 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of Juvéderm Voluma Xc being injected into areas other than the cheeks have not been established in clinical studies.
Juvéderm Voluma Xc is combined with collagen and elastin to improve skin structure and elasticity, as well as to create a smooth natural look. Like Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc, Juvéderm Voluma Xc is also made from a hyaluronic acid gel.
These treatments are safe and effective for all skin types and all skin colours.
One injection of Juvéderm Voluma Xc should last between 18 months and 2 years. To maintain results, treatment should be done every 2 years.
Restylane is also a gel of hyaluronic acid like the Juvéderm products; however, it was the first approved dermal filler. It was designed to slow and hide the effects of ageing.
Restylane fills in lines and wrinkles and also adds moisture and lubrication to the skin to make it feel younger and more comfortable. This procedure is relatively painless and you can return to work anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes immediately after receiving your injection.
A Restylane injection lasts between 8 and 12 months and each subsequent treatment tends to last longer than the previous one.