Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center Kimberly J. Lee, M.D., Female Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and Worldwide
Radiesse® is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by augmenting the skin’s natural collagen supply. It is a safe, effective and long-lasting alternative to injectable collagen and other dermal fillers for not only smoothing wrinkles but also adding volume and contour to the face for an overall younger, fuller, smoother appearance. With just one or two Radiesse® treatments, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural look that lasts. Radiesse® is composed of microspheres in a water-based gel. The microspheres-made of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)-stimulate the production of collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles and also add younger-looking suppleness to the face. Radiesse® is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones, and it is absorbed naturally by the body over time. Radiesse® can be used on many areas of the face and is effective for filling and correcting smile lines, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and other lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to treat depressed scars. Treatments typically take 20 to 30 minutes and require only local anesthetic. There is little to no downtime; many patients return to their normal activities after their appointment. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to a year or more. Touch-up treatments can prolong Radiesse®’s effects. View before and after photos using Radiesse® here.
Described as the “next generation” of facial fillers, JUVÉDERM® injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face. They are especially effective on smile lines and “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth. JUVÉDERM® products are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to provide volume and support to the skin. JUVÉDERM® Ultra uses a more advanced, cross-linked formula for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles or folds in the mid- to deep dermis. Treatment takes only 20 to 30 minutes with immediate results and no downtime. Results typically last about 6-9 months and can be made to last even longer with a simple follow-up treatment a few weeks after the initial injection. View before and after photos using JUVÉDERM® here.
Many patients also use a combination of dermal fillers to achieve a liquid facelift to achieve maximal facial rejuvenation in a non-surgical method.
Dr. Lee uses the most advanced techniques to provide you with a natural, beautiful looking result. Contact Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Centerat 310-882-5656 to schedule your appointment for a beautiful, more youthful you.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds,** that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
View before and after photos using Sculptra® here.
Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years, providing natural-looking and lasting results with just one treatment. Learn more about Restylane for lip enhancement. Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and to add fullness to your lips.
Just like Restylane, Perlane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Like Restylane, Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to add volume like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. What makes Perlane different is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. On average, the gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane, which makes Perlane a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.