A major part of aging is deflation or sinking of the face from loss of collagen, fat and bone under the skin as we age. For both deflation and lower face lines we use dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvaderm, Perlane, Radiesse, Cosmoderm and Sculptra.
These dermal fillers can be used as follows*:
- To fill laugh lines, to get rid of lip lines.
- To create bigger lips, and especially to recreate a high cheek bone, a sign of youth and beauty.
- Other uses include filling the tear trough under the eyes, and getting rid of drool lines (also called marionette lines.
- Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm typically last 3 to 9 months.
Radiesse lasts 1-2 years. Not only does it fill but it also promotes new collagen growth giving it a semi-permanent affect.
Uses of Radiesse include*:
- To recreate the apple of the cheek.
- Elevated cheekbone which often disappears with aging.
- To fill the laugh lines, tear trough under the eyes, and drool lines.
- We use Radiesse as part of our Riolift or non surgical facelift, a combination of Radiesse, Thermage, and Plasma Portrait or Fraxel.
Another product that can be used to promote collagen growth is Sculptra. Sculptra is also great for filling hollow spots in the cheeks or anywhere in the face, as well as for lifting. It is great even if there is sever fat loss under the skin such as HIV patients. The active ingredient Poly-L Lactic acid actually makes one’s own collagen grow. It is given as a series of 3 injections over a 3 to 4 month period. We use Sculptra for the LIQUID FACE LIFT.
Just like Radiesse, Sculptra is *:
- Great for recreating a high cheekbone.
- Great for getting rid of hollow temples.
- Great for lifting jowls.
- Great for reducing Marionette lines.
- One of our most popular used is for lessening the tear troughs or hollows under the eyes.
* Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers
JUVÉDERM® XC is a nonsurgical filler your healthcare professional uses to instantly smooth away the deeper lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. With optimal treatment, results can last up to 1 year. JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting. The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel instantly adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years in the cheek area. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance.
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC is the only HA filler proven to last up to 1 year in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is for lip augmentation in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is the only filler proven to last up to 1 year in the lips. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness to lips.
Don’t let your hands give away your age
The hands don’t lie. Even with a more youthful appearance of the face, your age can easily be given away by the appearance of your hands.
Inevitably, our skin quality deteriorates over time. Our ways, our habits, our genes and even the weather are all factors that influence the state of our skin. For some the impact is major, for others it’s less so, but for all of us the change is (or will be) apparent.
Restylane skinboosters, consisting of Restylane Vital products, are a way of naturally rejuvenating the skin, making you look the age you feel. Restylane skinboosters create a glowing complexion by gently and naturally smoothing the skin from within. By replenishing hyaluronic acid under the skin, Restylane skinboosters restore hydrobalance and improve the structure and elasticity of the skin. Restylane skinboosters are scientifically proven to improve skin quality and rejuvenate hands to a youthful appearance.
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that is indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. Is the first and only FDA-approved product for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the hands. RADIESSE restores volume to the hands while providing smooth, natural-looking results1 that can be seen immediately and can last up to 1 year.
Perlane and Perlane-L Hand Rejuvenation
Just like Restylane®, Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin.
What makes Perlane different than Restylane is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection, which means it’s a good choice for more severe facial wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
If you want a more youthful appearance, but you’re concerned about the potential discomfort from treatment, you can get beautiful results and a more comfortable Perlane experience. By combining lidocaine with Perlane, Perlane-L helps reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
At SF Bay Cosmetic, we have experienced doctors and technicians who will take the time to understand your goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.