Restore Facial Volume with Injectable Soft-Tissue Fillers
Here at the Larrabee Center, we employ a variety of different hyaluronic acid facial fillers, so our patients can enjoy the benefits of a full array of products–each of which excels in its unique purpose. Some, such as Belotero, Juvéderm, and Restylane, are incredibly effective when it comes to treating wrinkles of various skin depths while thicker fillers, like Juvéderm Voluma or Restylane Lyft, have proven invaluable at restoring lift and plumping the cheeks. Call (206) 386-3550 today if you have any questions or if you wish to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment with one of our nurse injectors!
Let’s take a quick look at the fillers our doctors recommend and the benefits of each.
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One of the most popular fillers available today, Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. HA is found naturally in the body and is useful in helping to restore skin structure and maintaining a supple appearance and feel. Not only does it provide great results, but Juvéderm is completely safe, with minimal side effects.
Benefits of Juvéderm:
- Effectively smoothes out sagging skin
- Helps limit laugh lines and reduce deep folds
- Successfully augments thin lips
- Is excellent at restoring volume to the cheeks
Also a HA filler, part of what sets Juvéderm Voluma™ apart is that while many other fillers require a period of months before they take full effect, the positive results of Voluma can be seen right away. Voluma is the only filler approved by the FDA for adding volume to the cheeks.
Add volume instantly to all regions of the cheek:
The positive effects of a single treatment of Juvéderm Voluma™ can last as long as two years.
Juvéderm Volbella™ XC
Developed using Vycross® technology, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling. Not only is there less downtime, the treatment itself is made as pain-free as possible by the built-in lidocaine anaesthetic. It is the first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and correct perioral lines for up to one year.
What Juvéderm ® Volbella ® lip injections can do for you:
- Diminish vertical lip lines (aka smoker’s lines)
- Accentuate the border of your lips
- Plump up your lips to make them fuller
- Enhance the cupid’s bow (the “M” part of your mid-upper lip)
Juvéderm Vollure™ XC
Introducing the newest member of the popular Juvéderm hyaluronic acid filler family. Vollure is an excellent option for softening the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, helping to restore a younger, smoother appearance of the skin.
Vollure is great for:
- Treating parentheses lines or folds around the nose and mouth (nasolabial fold)
- Softening marionette lines
- Providing long-lasting results up to 18 months (individual patient results may vary)
This is one of the newer fillers on the market to gain FDA approval for wrinkle treatment. Excellent at treating fine lines because its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is thinner than the HA found in many other fillers, Belotero Balance® is particularly useful for the treatment of:
- The thin, fine lines that occur under (and between) the eyes
- The fine lines that develop around the mouth
- Superficial wrinkles (ones that develop close to the surface of the skin)
Radiesse® is a “stimulatory filler,” which means that it stimulates growth of new collagen in the body. In fact, not only does it help the body produce its own, natural collagen, but over time it gets metabolized by the body, such that all it leaves behind is the natural substance your face needs to stay fresh. Radiesse is incredibly good at rejuvenating specific facial features. We use it to:
- Eliminate wrinkles
- Lessen severe lines
- Create a crisp jaw line
- Alleviate sunken temples
- Restore volume to cheekbones
- Give you a clean, defined profile
As an injectable gel, Restylane L® is highly effective at adding youthful volume and clean contours to your face. One of the chief benefits of Restylane is that it brings you positive effects that you’ll notice right away, regardless of whether it’s been used to treat wrinkles, restore volume, or bring fullness back to the lips.
Restylane is ideally suited for:
- Rejuvenating laugh lines
- Treating marionette lines
- Adding enhancing volume to both the upper and lower lips
- Filling in lipstick lines
Because it’s a formulation of hyaluronic acid (HA) that’s designed to act in synch with the HA that’s naturally present in your body, Restylane Lyft® is tremendously good at restoring and maintaining high levels of skin suppleness and structure.
At the Larrabee Center, we employ Restylane Lyft to:
- Eliminate smile lines
- Add volume to temple hollows and under-eye hollows
- Bring lift to sunken cheeks
- Treat marionette lines
Sculptra® has certainly earned its spot on the list of fillers that Dr. Larrabee recommends to his patients, and he uses it with tremendous success. It’s important to note, though, that Sculptra isn’t a “filler” in the same sense as many others. Instead of adding new volume directly to the treated area, Sculptra works by stimulating the production of new collagen in your body, and it’s this new, natural collagen that is responsible for the subsequent increase in volume.
Sculptra works to produce new volume and definition in:
- Sunken cheeks
- Temple hollows
- Hollows under the eyes
- The chin
- The jaw line
- Smile lines