Volume loss due to aging can began in our late 20’s. There are varying degrees of superficial and deep fat loss, in combination with bony structural changes and collagen depletion that are occurring as we age. Aging is multifactorial and sometimes treatment has to be addressed accordingly. There are many fillers that are FDA approved for correction of volume loss and superficial lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in our body.
Juvederm Voluma is formulated to improve and restore volume loss in the midface. Cheekbones are responsible for 70-80% of facial beauty and when Voluma is injected correctly can give the face a more sculpted, youthful, and lifted without looking overdone. Cheekbone augmentation is one of the most popular areas of injection.
Juvederm Vollure XC is formulated to improve moderate to severe folds. It is cross linking technology allows it to last slightly longer than some of the other HA fillers and Vollure is extremely versatile and can be used in many different areas of the face and body. Fiore Dermatology was one of the first offices in the bay area to pilot this amazing filler.
Juvederm Volbella is FDA approved to improve volume loss in the lips. Volbella is a soft, natural looking filler that can be used for volume loss in different areas of the face.
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus formulated to improve mild to moderate wrinkles and folds. Can be used in the nasolabial folds, marionettes, and lips.
Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne are gel fillers used for laugh lines such as the nasolabial folds and marionettes. These fillers are unique in that they are soft and help maintain natural expression in motion.
Restylane-L is a gel filler used for deeper wrinkles and folds to add fullness and enhance definition. Can be used in the lips, tear troughs, cheeks, and nasolabial folds.
Restylane Lyft is a slightly thicker filler. Great for cheekbone augmentation and temporal hollows.
Belotero is the lightest gel filler on the market and therefore is not considered for volume loss and more for superficial lines and wrinkles. Belotero is unique in its composition in that it can be injected very superficially making it ideal for etched in lines such as lines above the lips, glabella, laugh lines, crow's feet, forehead lines, and marionette lines.
Radiesse is the only filler on the market that is made from calcium hydroxyapatite (a synthetic compound similar to the calcium in your bones). It is unique in that it not only provides plumpness to volumize and lift the skin, but it also stimulates your own body’s collagen. Radiesse is a versatile filler and can be used in many different areas of the face and also can be used to rejuvenate the hands.
Sculptra is synthetically made compound similar to the lactic acid in our bodies. Sculptra works over time by stimulating our body’s own collagen to help restore inner structure and add overall volume to the aging face. Ideal for patients who have lipoatrophy or are avid runners.