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Dermal Fillers

DERMAL FILLERS 

dermal fillers at elhosn eye and aesthetics

If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.

Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.

Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Dr. Elhosn will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.

BELOTERO

How it Works

Introducing BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler. A dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler 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), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.

Treatment Areas

Smile Lines

For most of us, smile lines – also known as nasolabial folds – are nothing to smile about. These lines or creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and get deeper as we age. They can make you look older, tired, or unhappy – even though you feel young and vibrant. BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler not only fills in those lines, it also provides a soft and natural correction for results that are uniquely you.

When used for smile lines, treatment with BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler takes only a few minutes and provides lasting results. With soft correction, BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is the natural choice for results that are uniquely you!

Vertical Lip Lines

You want people to notice your smile, not the wrinkles above it. Those troublesome lines that form above your top lip are called vertical lip lines, or perioral lines. Vertical lip lines form when volume is lost in the skin around your mouth, especially above your smile. Because these lines can be narrow and shallow, they are often difficult to correct.

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler not only fills in unwanted moderate to severe wrinkles and folds but it also provides a soft and natural correction for results that are uniquely you

Corners of the Mouth

The corners of your mouth are also known as the oral commissures. Aging can cause you to lose volume in this area, resulting in a downturned appearance of the mouth, which makes you look like you are frowning or sad. Volume loss in this area often leads to the formation or the deepening of already-formed marionette lines as well.

Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth and can make you look like you’re frowning, even when you’re not. These lines can turn into deeper creases as we age and lose facial volume. BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler not only fills in unwanted wrinkles and folds, but it also provides a soft and natural correction for results that are uniquely you.

If you aren’t ready to let signs of aging show on your face, turn to BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler. New among fillers for the face, BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler was approved by the FDA in 2011 to safely and effectively treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Designed with you in mind, BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is a cohesive gel that smoothes and fills in wrinkles for beautiful, natural looking results you deserve.

Lip Augmentation With Restylane

Beautiful lips are something everyone wants and now everyone can have. Lip enhancement has gained much popularity over the past two decades. Patients desire fuller, moreoriginal_platform-Lip-Augmentation-1 sensuous yet natural lips. Patients who come to see us for lip augmentation fall into two categories: those who desire more voluptuous lips and individuals who want to restore a more youthful shape. Fuller lips are sought out by younger patients. The latter group is treated using our “Cupid’s Bow Lip” technique. The Cupid’s bow lip is the V-shaped area in the center of the upper lip along with the philtral columns that go up to the base of the nose. However, all lip treatments are individualized for each patient’s special needs.

Lips should be treated by first determining what should be enhanced. Is it more definition? Is it a fuller body of the lip that is desired? Each is treated differently. Just like putting on lipstick. The lips are first outlined by enhancing the border, akin to lip liner. This is followed by filling the body of the lip for volume.

Aging lips

Gravity eventually takes a toll on every part of the body, even the lips. As we get older, the upper lip loses not only volume, but firmness and definition. As a result, the Cupid’s bow, a signifier of youth and beauty, is lost, leaving an undefined, flat line in its place.

As in all areas of cosmetic surgery and enhancement, there are a number of ways to recreate beautiful lips. A consultation with Dr. Elhosn will help determine the best treatment for you. There are a number of substances that can be injected into the lips to make them fuller.

For truly aesthetically perfect lips, the lower lip should be at least 1 1/2 times the size of the upper lip. That is the way medical books on aesthetic surgery and beauty experts alike define it; that’s what the well-informed patient desires, to achieve natural – yet enhanced – glamorous lips.

Lip treatment options:

Hyaluronic acid substances, Belotero and Juvederm have become the most popular lip enhancing substances in our practice due to the simplicity of placement.  Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker hyaluronic acid product, but since it is thicker it may also feel a little lumpy, but these lumps are rarely visible to others.

Belotero is a slightly thinner hyaluronic product that is very forgiving.  What you see is what you get, there is no need for over or under-correction.  This product is perfect for achieving a plumper yet subtle nhancement to your lips.

FAQs

What is BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler?

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is an injectable filler that quickly integrates into your skin. Once injected, it instantly smoothes the lines and wrinkles in your face.

What is the difference between BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler and other fillers?

While BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of the same material (hyaluronic acid) as some other dermal fillers, BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler 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), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).

How does it work?

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it plumps and fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.

How soon can I expect results?

Instantly! Immediately upon injection when treated to full correction, BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler plumps the skin and smoothes away lines and wrinkles.

How long does it last?

Individual results may vary, but BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler may last about 6 months or more.

How much does it cost?

While each BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler practitioner determines price in a different way, BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is reasonably priced to your practitioner, so you should enjoy the benefits of a more affordable treatment.

Does it hurt?

As with all needle injections, there can be pain associated with the procedure. Your health care provider can discuss ways to manage any discomfort during the procedure.

What is it made of?

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a substance called hyaluronic acid or HA. A natural component of skin, HA has the capacity to bind to water, making it an ideal dermal filler, as it binds with the skin’s own water to plump wrinkles and folds.

How is the treatment performed?

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is injected into the skin in a simple, quick procedure using a fine gauge needle that can even be done over your lunch hour.

Is it safe?

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is FDA approved, and has undergone testing in a clinical study to prove its safety.

Are there any side effects?

Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist, call your doctor immediately.

How long is the recovery time?

There is very little to no downtime associated with a BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with your doctor during your consultation.

Where can I find out more about BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler?

To get more personalized information, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elhosn.

RADIESSE

The Aging Process

Aging is a part of life, and as the years pass, the less vibrant, refreshed and youthful the skin may begin to look. In youthful skin, there is an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which give it volume, support and suppleness. As a part of the aging process, these natural support structures become less plentiful. The result is facial lines, wrinkles and skin laxity – all of which rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler: It Just Gets Better™

The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.

Why choose RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

  • It is the only wrinkle filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results
  • It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients
  • RADIESSE patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers
  • It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine, an anesthetic, to significantly reduce injection related pain

Wrinkle treatments with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler are quick and convenient, with immediately visible, long-lasting results. Immediate results and natural collagen stimulation – it gets better with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. 

Patient Satisfaction

The RADIESSE® Difference

When it comes to success of the product and satisfaction with your results, with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler, it really is better.

In clinical studies comparing RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to the leading hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler proved to be significantly more effective at treating wrinkles, was more preferred by patients, and delivered higher patient satisfaction.

RADIESSE® vs. Restylane®

Percent of Subjects Preferring the RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler Result

RADIESSE® vs. Juvéderm®

Percent of Subjects Satisfied and Extremely Satisfied 

RADIESSE® vs. Perlane®

Percent of Subjects Satisfied and Extremely Satisfied

If you want better results from your wrinkle filler, choose RADIESSE Volumizing Filler – the only volumizer that provides immediate results and stimulates natural collagen production.

Smile Lines

For most of us, smile lines – also known as nasolabial folds – are nothing to smile about. These lines and creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and are the result of the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity as we age. They can make you look older, tired, or unhappy – even though you feel youthful inside. Fortunately, treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler can replenish youthful volume and stimulate collagen production in this area, minimizing the appearance of those pesky facial lines, wrinkles, and folds that mask our smiles. Best of all, results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.

Results that keep getting better

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is truly unique in that it both immediately restores volume and stimulates the production of natural collagen. Some injectable fillers may do one or the other, but with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler you get the best of both worlds; immediate results paired with the extended benefit of natural collagen stimulation. With RADIESSE Volumizing Filler, the results start out great and just keep getting better.

Why choose RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

  • It is the only filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen
  • It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients
  • RADIESSE patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers
  • It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine to significantly reduce injection related pain

Treatment with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler takes only a few minutes, so your smile lines can be softened during your lunch hour. RADIESSE Volumizing Filler can save you time and money with long-lasting results, making it the natural choice for nasolabial folds treatment. Now that’s something to smile about!

Individual Results May Vary

Marionette Lines

Even if you have never heard of marionette lines, you probably know what they are. These lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth can make you look unhappy. Marionette lines form as facial volume begins to deplete and deeper creases begin to form below the mouth.

Corners of the Mouth

The corners of the mouth, also known as the oral commissures, can turn downward as you age and lose volume below the mouth. This downturned appearance of the mouth can make you look like you are frowning or even mad. In addition, volume loss in this area often leads to the formation or the deepening of already-formed marionette lines.

Pre-Jowl

A little known area of the face that can make a big impact on the way we look is the pre-jowl area, or the pre-jowl sulcus, which is the area on either side of our chin. Facial volume loss associated with the aging process results in sagging of the skin in other facial areas, and leaves the pre-jowl area hollow.

Chin Wrinkles

This pesky wrinkle, forming horizontally across the chin can really distract from the smile. Caused by facial volume loss, chin wrinkles appear gradually over time.

Immediate Volume Plus Collagen Growth

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is specially designed to provide long-lasting results while giving you back your own natural collagen – and the results are immediate. With millions of treatments worldwide, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler has a history of proven results, including:

  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Immediately replenishes lost volume for a more youthful appearance
  • Wrinkle reduction results that last a year or more in many patients
  • Provides higher patient satisfaction than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers

Treatment with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler takes only a few minutes and provides long-lasting results. And best of all, you’ll leave the office seeing your results instantly. With immediate correction, an FDA-approved option for comfort, and results that keep getting better, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is the natural choice for wrinkle treatments.

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Individual results may vary.

If you’re ready to find out more about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler, Call Elhosn Eye & Aesthetics to schedule a free consultation.

FAQs

What is RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is an injectable wrinkle filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, not only does it immediately add volume but over time, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler begins to stimulate the production of the body’s natural collagen for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients.

What is RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler made from?

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.

Please note that RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is contraindicated in patients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, with a history or presence of multiple severe allergies (please see Important Safety Information below).

How does RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler work?

Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler plumps the skin and replenishes volume lost over time for a more refreshed look. Over time, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler works to stimulate the body to produce collagen naturally. Ultimately the body absorbs the product and leaves behind the natural collagen for long-lasting results.

Where can RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler be injected?

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler can be injected in the following locations:

  • Smile lines: also called the nasolabial folds, are the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines: the lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth
  • Corners of the mouth: also called the oral commissure, if these are turned downward it can make you look as though you’re frowning
  • Pre-jowl: the area on either side of the chin, where skin can sag due to loss of facial volume
  • Chin wrinkles: horizontal lines that can form on your chin and distract from your smile

What makes RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler different from other leading dermal fillers?

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres, and is clinically proven to stimulate the natural production of collagen, for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients. Additionally, in clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that RADIESSE patients were significantly more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers. In addition, 30% less RADIESSE Volumizing Filler may be needed for correction when compared to Perlane® injectable gel.

How is treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler performed? Is it painful?

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is injected under the skin in a safe and quick procedure that can be done over the lunch hour. RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is also FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic), which means the procedure will be much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler mixed with lidocaine.

How soon will I see results with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler, and how long will they last?

Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results may last up to a year or more in many patients. 

Who can benefit from treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

RADIESSE Volumizing filler is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Talk to your doctor about what your specific treatment needs may be and to see if RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is right for you.

What are the side effects of treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

As with any injection, patients may experience side effects such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, which typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist, contact your healthcare professional right away

Is there anyone that should not use RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler should not be used in patients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies or patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components.

The safety of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler has not been established in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or under the age of 18. Patients using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin, may, as with any injection, experience increased bleeding or bruising at the injection site.

Where can I find out more about RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

To get more personalized information, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with Dr Elhosn.

JUVEDERM

What is JUVÉDERM® XC?

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.

Everyone will notice, but no one will know.

How does JUVÉDERM® XC Work?

Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.

Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.

Read on for more details about how JUVÉDERM® XC makes those parentheses disappear:

Understanding Where Wrinkles Form

Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, acts as the skin’s primary defense against the environment. The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with a support network. Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin.

Our Skin’s Natural Moisturizer

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. But, as we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

Experiencing Rejuvenation

JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, your healthcare professional eases JUVÉDERM® XC under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.

While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® XC is uniquely formulated. A next generation HA filler, JUVÉDERM® XC uses a manufacturing process called HYLACROSS technology. HYLACROSS gives JUVÉDERM® XC its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved* to last up to one year with only one treatment.