Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Voluma
Facial fillers – including the brand names Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Voluma – are a popular option for reducing fine lines and wrinkles in a minimally invasive way. These facial fillers all contain hyaluronic acid, a natural polysaccharide that helps form your skin’s underlying support structure. They can be injected in a short amount of time, prompting many people to dub treatments using these fillers “lunchtime procedures.”
The most common uses for Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are:
- Lip Enhancement
- Nasolabial Folds
- Cheek fullness and lift
These fillers work because the hyaluronic acid they contain can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. When injected into targeted areas, it increases volume and moisture in the skin. This has the effect of smoothing over wrinkles and, in the lips, can give you a full, natural look. Dr. Cat believes that any fillers should be tailored to each patient’s anatomy and should create a natural look. Dr. Cat takes special care to perform lip enhancement that avoid the “duck” look or cheek enhancements that create a “plastic” look.
Some patients benefit more from a fat transfer than other facial fillers. Dr. Cat harvests the fat from another region of the body, usually the belly or flanks. The fat cells are then purified and prepared for injection into targeted areas of your face.
Fat cells are living cells that require extreme care and meticulous technique to have longevity. Dr. Cat injects fat grafts with a technique that allows for the best possible results, creating longer-lasting effects than with hyaluronic acid fillers.
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The right filler for you will depend on your individual needs. To find out which method is best for you, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cat today.
Here are two examples of Juvederm enhanced, naturally looking lips.