As we age, our skin gradually loses structure and volume, and unwelcome lines and wrinkles appear. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to lessen deep folds, plump and smooth the lips, reduce facial lines and correct wrinkles.
Produced by the makers of Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm™ contains the highest concentration of non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available.
“Juvederm gives a smoother, longer-lasting correction than other dermal fillers such as Restylane®,” Dr. Chau says. "Allergan, the producer of Juvederm, states that it is the only dermal filler that has been demonstrated safe for patients of color, causing no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring.”
The treatment is a very easy and takes only 15 to 30 minutes with instant results.
Patients can expect slight redness and minimal swelling for one or two days after the treatment. Juvederm™ is currently available at the office of Dr. Bruce Chau in Southfield.
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.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.
Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra trained physician.On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
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