Monday, May 14, 2012
A lot of ladies has been asking me this question.... What is fillers...
Here u are... Read this long article..
Very informative for all those people who what less invasive plastic surgery
Cosmetic fillers are not all alike. Injectables and fillers include a variety of materials, which last for different lengths of time and have different effects and uses. These articles explain each type, plus what makes a good candidate for treatment, recovery tips, and cost.
Injectable Fillers Overview
With so many products on the market, finding the injectable filler most suitable for your condition can be confusing. This article provides an overview of the various types of injectable fillers and their uses.
Learn more about injectable fillers.
One of ArteFill's main appeals is its permanency. ArteFill consists of synthetic microspheres suspended in bovine (cow) collagen. It is an FDA-approved injectable wrinkle filler for smile lines but is also used off-label for lip augmentation, acne scars, and more.
Learn more about ArteFill.
This hyaluronic acid-based filler replenishes lost volume in the soft tissues of
the face, effectively eliminating superficial wrinkles, fine lines and folds.
Learn more about Belotero injections.
What causes wrinkles? Some are caused by muscle contraction. Botox disrupts the process and essentially paralyzes the muscle; the contraction is stopped, and the wrinkles disappear for about three months.
Learn more about Botox.
Also read our Consumer Watch Q&A about the current FDA review of Botox after reports of life-threatening conditions in some people who received Botox injections.
Botox Clinical Trials
Here we provide a list of current Botox clinical trials from the U.S. National Institutes of Health database.
Collagen is a protein complex that supports skin, bone, cartilage, and blood vessels. Collagen filler temporarily treats wrinkles, scars, thin lips, frown lines, and folds around the nose and mouth. The benefits are immediate and last about three months.
Learn more about collagen injections.
Cosmetic Dermal Fillers FAQ
Here are frequently asked questions on dermal filler risks, safety, cost, age limits, skin color considerations, whether FDA approval is necessary and more.
Read our cosmetic dermal fillers FAQ.
Fat fillers can improve the appearance of an aging forehead and eyes, and reduce scars. Fat fillers can also plump up hollow cheeks, fill in stubborn facial lines, or change your lips from thin to supple. The filler consists of fat taken from one part of your body and moved into the area of your body to be treated.
Get the facts on fat fillers.
A gel implant containing hyaluronic acid, Juvederm is used for facial wrinkles and folds. The substance is biocompatible, and the body naturally absorbs it after about six to nine months.
Read more about Juvederm.
Laviv is an injectable filler that is made from your own skin cells. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of nasolabial folds. Because Laviv is made from your own cells, the risk of allergic reaction is very low. But you will have to wait a couple months while your cells are reproduced and processed in the lab.
Do you need Laviv?
With options ranging from facial fillers to lip implants, full lips are within reach of people who want to look younger or achieve better balance in their facial features. Some people, however, need the opposite. For these people, lip reduction may help create greater facial harmony. Learn about lip augmentation and lip reduction surgery.
Perlane is a hyaluronic-acid based soft tissue filler. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mild to moderate smile lines. Perlane may be a good choice for deeper facial folds due to its specific chemical composition. It is also available with lidocaine (a numbing agent) mixed in to minimize pain during the injection process.
Learn more about Perlane.
For filling wrinkles and folds, especially around the mouth and nose, Radiesse is a biocompatible treatment and lasts two years or more. It can also be used to fill certain scars.
Is Radiesse for you?
Restylane is a clear liquid gel and a natural sugar compound that reduces facial wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. Treatments can last six months or more.
Read the Restylane story.
Sculptra is a biocompatible injection that increases the thickness of the skin to treat skin folds and hollow or sunken areas of the face. It lasts about two years. This treatment was recently introduced in the United States.
Learn more about Sculptra
Also known as vampire injections, vampire facelift and Dracula therapy, this treatment involves the injection of platelet-rich plasma derived from your own blood back into your face to ease lines, wrinkles and hollows.
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