Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dr. Thomas offers Juvederm and Radiesse for a variety of conditions that can benefit from volume expansion. Over the past 20 years, a variety of dermal fillers have been introduced to further improve treatment options for unwanted facial lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging skin. Below you will be introduced to more information about Juvderm and Radiesse and how they may help you. As always, Dr. Thomas is available for consultation to discuss fillers and other aesthetic concerns that you may have.


Juvederm

JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).

Juvederm is a naturally occurring polysaccharide(sugar) known as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid(HA) is found in a variety of human tissues including skin where it is involved in tissue repair. Injectable hyaluronic acid has been used for cosmetic purposes since 2003. Juvederm’s most important characteristic as a filler, is its ability to attract and bind water. The addition of lidocaine to Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has made them much more comfortable for the patient during the injection. Usually a topical anesthetic is all that you will need for the injection of Juvederm Ultra XC or Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Corrections with Juvederm typically last 9 to 12 months and occasionally longer

Treatment side effects are usually mild to moderate, lasting 7 days or less, and include-temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, bruising, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. JUVÉDERM® is not for people with severe allergies.

Enjoy the before and after photographs below and see what Juvederm can do for you.

Before JUVÉDERM®

Before JUVÉDERM® Before JUVÉDERM® - Mouth Closeup

After JUVÉDERM®

After JUVÉDERM® After JUVÉDERM® - Mouth Closeup



Radiesse

Radiesse is a volumizing filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite(CaHA) suspended in a sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel carrier. The gel carrier gives the patient immediate volume correction and the CaHA microspheres induce the formation of new collagen. Radiesse is used for the correction of nasolabial folds. An anesthetic agent, Lidocaine, is pre-mixed with the Radiesse and this, along with a topical anesthetic, makes the injection well tolerated. Redness, swelling and occasional bruising may be associated with Radiesse injections. Most of these side effects are mild and will resolve in just a few days.

See the before and after photos below to see what this exciting filler has to offer you.

Before Radiesse

Before Radiesse Before Radiesse

After Radiesse

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