Belotero Balance® is the latest, most advanced form of dermal filler available today. It has a unique ability to integrate with the tissues of the skin, providing volume and a more youthful shape to the face. FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, Belotero Balance can reduce lines and other signs of aging while enhancing facial structure and contours.
The active ingredient in Belotero Balance is hyaluronic acid, or HA, a naturally-occurring substance within the skin. The HA binds to water, plumping the skin tissues and filling in wrinkles and lines around the treatment site.
Restylane® is an FDA-approved dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that restores volume to the skin, lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and other fine lines.
Restylane produces results that last for several months through its unique ability to bind with water and remain in the skin. The results of this procedure are visible right away, and can last for several months, depending on the condition of the individual patient’s skin.
Radiesse® is a synthetic injectable filler that has been approved by the FDA to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin. This product is made of microspheres composed of calcium hydroxylapatite within a water-based gel and is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones.
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. The Juvéderm gel is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results.
Juvéderm Voluma™ is a new, FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around the cheeks and chin. The active ingredient in Juvéderm Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. This is the only injectable gel created to provide a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time. Juvéderm Voluma can help restore more youthful contours by plumping up the area that so often loses volume as part of the aging process.
Vitrase, also known as hyaluronidase, is a natural substance found within the body, that is used to increase the body’s absorption of fluids or medicines that have injected into the skin. Vitrase should only be injected by a trained medical professional, and should not be injected into patients who are breast-feeding or have a history of severe allergies.
Although rare, side-effects of vitrase may include difficulties swallowing, dizziness, irregular heart rates, itching, rashes, and redness of the skin.
Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. Ranging from mild to strong, there are three types of chemical peels: alphahydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient.
The Obagi® Blue Peel® chemical peel helps to reverse the effects of aging, sun damage and other skin conditions. It improves skin’s appearance by removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new ones. A superficial-to-medium-depth peel, it is usually used on the face, but can be used on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs.
The Obagi Blue Peel chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA).