One of the most popular aspects of plastic surgery is the non-invasive management of facial aging. Over the years, many different types of fillers have been prescribed to brush away the wrinkles of aging without a major surgical procedure. As our knowledge evolves in this field we continue to provide you the best that science of facial fillers has to offer. In general, fillers can enhance and smooth out key parts of the face:
All Fillers are in-office procedures. There is basically no downtime associated with them. Occasionally some bruising occurs. Dr. Egrari is a plastic surgeon in Bellevue who uses an innovative technique of icing, local anesthesia and re-icing for minimizing discomfort and bruising. While occasionally some bruising occurs, all patients are given an Arnica Booster pack to minimize this. Dr. Egrari has a tremendous amount of passion for the artistry and science behind facial fillers. He continues to inject his own patients and has for long held that these are procedures best done by a qualified surgeon. He has a wide following for fillers and is highly selective in his choices for patients. Today, these very important fillers make up the state-of-the-art:
Restylane is safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that is made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. It is in a clear crystal gel. The fact that it is non-animal based virtually removes the risk of animal based disease transmission or allergic reaction. There is no pre-testing required. Restylane is currently approved by the FDA for use in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is believed to last up to six months, so we recommend scheduling injections two times per year. Restylane has become the filler of choice for lip augmentation and tear trough deformity. Depending on the patient and the area local anesthesia is used to alleviate some of the discomfort. There is virtually no downtime with Restylane. Redefine your beauty with Restylane.
Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in the lip area in particular by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane® products.
Perlane is a filler that reduces or eliminates medium to moderate wrinkles and provides immediate enhancement to areas of your face — including lips, superficial lines around the mouth, forehead lines, and smile lines. Perlane is very similar to Restylane and is a non-animal Hyaluronic Acid, manufactured by a unique method in the Q-Med Laboratories in Sweden. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body, so it naturally dissipates with time. All living organisms have Hyaluronic Acid in their bodies. In humans, this substance creates volume in one’s face, giving it a healthy, young appearance. Perlane is a slightly longer lasting formula than Restylane. It is used in lips and laugh lines.
Juvéderm is a smooth and consistent gel, also made of Hyaluronic Acid — a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvéderm injectable gel is eased under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds — the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). The injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime, so you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. Juvéderm provides a smooth, natural look and feel and can be injected with or without local anesthesia.
Radiesse is one of the most important advances in the field of facial rejuvenation. It is made out of a synthetic substance that comprises microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite in an aqueous gel. As calcium is a natural part of the body, there are no allergic reactions associated with this filler. The cream-like injection feels smooth and natural. One of the most important characteristics of Radiesse is that it lasts longer than most non-permanent fillers. The substance can last for many months and then it is absorbed naturally by the body. Radiesse is best used for deeper wrinkles. One of the most innovative uses for Radiesse is the enhancement of cheeks and mid-face. This revolutionary procedure brings out the beauty of a well-volumized upper face and pulls the nasolabial fold up. The process has been worked to a science in our office. With a combination of cooling and local anesthesia, Radiesse is virtually painless and has proven to have minimal downtime. Some individuals have some bruising; however most patients resume all of their normal activities the next day. Recapture your natural radiance with new Radiesse!
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
We continually strive to bring you the best in the art and science of facial fillers. Come see us and let us determine the best solution for you.
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