- Dermal Fillers
The appearance of your skin is strongly influenced by two types of aging: Intrinsic (internal) aging is caused by the genes we inherit. Extrinsic (external) aging is caused by environmental factors such as smoking, stress, and poor lifestyle choices. The aging process is a natural process in which cells begin to renew themselves more slowly. For your skin, this means less collagen and hyaluronic acid to support and fill out layers of skin. Over time, this combination of factors contributes to the three D’s of aging: Deterioration (wrinkles, pores, brown spots), Descent (hollow eyes and cheeks, droopy eyelids), and Deflation (loss of face and neck volume, general flattening of facial features). Dermal fillers are a safe, easy and instant way to refresh your appearance.
Juvederm is an easy and instant cosmetic enhancement that gives you a refreshed look. It smooths wrinkles and restores volume – reversing the signs of aging. It can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips and cheeks for added fullness and definition with a natural look. Dr. Iampen has mastered the art of perfecting lips using Juvederm that has a freezing compound in the product for instant relief.
Perlane, like Restylane, is a dermal filler and is a long-lasting gel that once injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle, lifts and adds volume to help diminish fine lines. Made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, it is a completely safe treatment. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane simply supplements the body’s age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump up the lip or to raise the skin and fill in the particular wrinkle being treated.
The difference between Restylane and Perlane is the size of the molecule (with Perlane containing more hyaluronic acid). This means that Perlane does a better job of filling deep lines while Restylane is used in fine lines or in thin skinned people.
These products last between six and nine months, although individuals will have varied results. Perlane is an excellent treatment for wrinkle correction, lip enhancement, smile lines and deep folds. All products being equal, with the expert knowledge, Dr. Iampen is able to advise what product is more suitable than the other for you as her client.
Restylane is a non-surgical advancement in facial rejuvenation. While there are numerous injectable fillers on the market today, many of them have drawbacks including allergic reactions and relatively short life spans. Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic filler that is immune to these drawbacks given its unique chemical composition. In December 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Restylane for the treatment of deep facial folds and wrinkles.
Restylane adds volume to facial tissue for the correction of wrinkles, facial contour augmentation and lip enhancement with the addition of lidocaine for comfort during treatment.
Voluma is one of the more sophisticated filler treatments for the more mature client. Voluma is an injectable hyaluronic acid volumiser that re-contours the face to restore volume to the chin, cheeks, and cheekbones that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age related facial fat loss. Immediately after treatment, you should notice that your facial contours appear full and rounder giving your face a softer, more youthful appearance.