JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Perlane and VOLBELLA®
THE LATEST IN FILLERS – NEW LONGER LASTING
When your beauty needs a little boost, injectable fillers might just do the trick. These non-surgical treatments, such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, help Edmonton patients boost volume under the skin to reduce wrinkles and improve facial contours. Relatively quick and comfortable, fillers are a great option for busy men and women who desire gentle, effective facial rejuvenation.
With the wide variety of injectable fillers available today, it is important that you choose an experienced physician to select the appropriate filler for you, develop a unique treatment plan, and perform your procedure safely and effectively. Dr. Singh is a highly skilled and versatile injector; he can use injectable fillers in the Edmonton clinic to achieve a variety of cosmetic goals.
Injectable Filler Basics
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. In the skin, it adds volume and hydration. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM, Volbella, Restylane, and Perlane use hyaluronic acid to fill in wrinkles and add volume to thinning facial features, restoring a more youthful appearance *. The most commonly treated areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and the lips, although other applications are possible.
JUVÉDERM is available in several formulations for maximum effectiveness. These include JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM® REFINE and JUVÉDERM® Volbella. This filler is a very smooth gel that flows easily beneath the skin and provides results that last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM can be combined with our wrinkle smoothing injectable for a Soft Lift™. A Soft Lift combines the volume enhancement of a filler with our botulinum toxin based injectable for a more comprehensive result.
CosMedics is one of a few select clinics or medical spas in Edmonton offering Volbella, the new standard for non-surgical lip augmentation. Volbella offers a smoother, more natural-looking result with effects lasting double the time of its predecessor *. Dr. Singh is a national trainer for Allergan and CosMedics is a preferred clinic, so we are excited to be one of the first clinics selected to offer this amazing product to our clients.
Volbella is a hyaluronic acid filler that provides a desirable improvement in the lip contour, boosting volume, smoothing vertical creases (“smoker’s lines”), and achieving symmetry. It also accentuates the vermilion border (the outline of the lips) and enhances the Cupid’s bow. With Volbella, patients experience less bruising, pain, and swelling and recover faster. Best of all, Volbella is formulated to last longer than many other fillers, with results apparent up to a year after your injection *.
Restylane & Perlane
Restylane consists of stabilized hyaluronic acid and a physiological sodium chloride solution. Made by the same company, Perlane is a similar solution, but it contains larger particles of hyaluronic acid, making it more appropriate for injection deeper within the skin. Results usually last at least 6 months, although some of our Edmonton Restylane and Perlane patients have seen results that last significantly longer *.
Injectable Filler Treatments
Treatment with injectable fillers is generally very quick and easy. As no pre-test is needed, the procedure can be carried out immediately. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, Dr. Singh may anesthetize the treatment area.
A treatment generally takes 30 minutes, although the time varies depending on your desired improvements. During the procedure, the filler material is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel plumps up the skin from beneath, reducing wrinkles and improving the shape of facial contours.
Immediately after treatment, you may see slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal reaction to the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. After a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days up to a week.
During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. For Edmonton patients who choose lip fillers, it is advisable to avoid puckering your lips for the first two days after the treatment. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat or extreme cold.