As you age, the natural layer of fat under your skin thins out, making cheeks look hollow and wrinkles more noticeable. Injectable fillers replace the underlying cushion of fat to restore volume and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Long offers a variety of injectable fillers so she can customize treatment to meet your cosmetic goals. Some fillers contain similar ingredients, but each one has a different quality that may make it the best choice for your needs.
Juvéderm is the brand name of a group of injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid to retain moisture and add fullness.
Each Juvéderm product targets different problem areas:
Restylane is also a family of injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Each product is formulated to act like your body’s hyaluronic acid and has a specific purpose:
Radiesse consists of tiny spheres of calcium mixed into a smooth gel. After Dr. Long injects Radiesse, the microspheres add volume and stimulate collagen production. Radiesse diminishes the following:
Sculptra Aesthetic contains injectable poly-L-actic acid, which stimulates collagen production. Collagen is responsible for strength and structure in your skin, yet you lose about 1% of collagen per year after the age of 18. As Sculptra Aesthetic promotes collagen synthesis, it helps replace volume lost due to aging.
Bellafill combines two ingredients – a collagen gel base and tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) spheres. The collagen provides volume, while the PMMA microspheres support the development of new collagen. Dr. Long uses Bellafill to correct nasolabial folds (smile lines) and to diminish the appearance of acne scars.