What is Juvederm Ultra, & Juvederm Voluma

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Juvederm® Ultra

Juvederm® Ultra (also known as Juvederm®) is a next-generation, cross-linked hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA in June 2006 for treatment of nasolabial folds.

Juvederm®Ultra adds volume to the face and smoothes moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. With advanced injection techniques, Juvederm® can also be used to lift and contour facial features.

Cross-linking refers to a process in which the individual chains of hyaluronic acid are bound or ‘cross-linked’ together, transforming the liquid hyaluronic acid into a soft gel. The firmness of the gel depends on the degree of cross-linking of the individual hyaluronic acid chains. The body metabolizes cross-linked hyaluronic acid more slowly, resulting in a longer duration of effect.

As an advanced, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, the results of a Juvederm® treatment will typically last up to a year or more. Results will vary depending upon injector technique, the facial area in which it is applied, and upon the individual’s muscle movement, skin and health characteristics. For example, in areas of the face where there is less exaggerated muscle movement, Juvederm® will often last longer. Regular BOTOX® treatments in conjunction with Juvederm®may help extend the duration of Juvederm®. Juvederm® is typically used to correct finer lines or for less bulking than Juvederm® Ultra Plus.

 

 

Juvederm® VOLUMA

In October of 2013, the FDA approved the first and only Hyaluronic Acid filler, Juvederm®VOLUMA injectable gel, to instantly add volume to the cheek area. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. VOLUMA works to restore contour and a more youthful appearance by providing a subtle lift, for up to two years in patients over 21 years of age. VOLUMA is different than any other Juvederm® injectable gel filler product, in that VOLUMA is formulated to add volume to the cheek area, whereas other products target moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth areas.

Juvederm® VOLUMA lasts longer than other HA dermal fillers, lasting up to two years! This means fewer injections and less overall downtime.

After 24 hours of treatment with VOLUMA, you should be able to resume your normal activities. Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

Your health care professional may use Juvederm® in combination with other dermal fillers and botulinum toxins to create a liquid face lift or non surgical facial rejuvenation.

 

Source: http://www.dermalfillernews.com/MedicalProducts/Juvederm.asp#juvedermultra

What is Restylane L

Restylane® & Restylane­-L®

About Restylane and Restylane­-Linjectable gels

Treat your moderate to severe wrinkles and folds and enhance your lips

Products in the Restylane family add 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, Restylane-L or Restylane®Silkcan also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years, providing natural-looking results with just one treatment.

HOW DOES RESTYLANE WORK?

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, and eventually breaks down naturally.

Nasolabial folds before and after

Smile lines before and after

Nasolabial folds before Restylanetreatment.

Nasolabial folds after 3 mL of Restylane. Individual results may vary.

ABOUT TREATMENT VOLUME

Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane, Restylane-L and Restylane Silk only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction for lip enhancement, a follow-up treatment session is recommended.

Restylane-L: Feel the difference with less discomfort*

Like Restylane, Restylane-L can also be used to add 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). But, by combining lidocaine with Restylane, Restylane-L can help reduce discomfort during and after treatment.

In clinical studies evaluating the Restylane family of products in laugh lines (nasolabial folds):

  • 72% of patients reported significantly less pain during treatment with Restylane-Lvs. Restylane
  • Patients continued to experience less discomfort for up to one hour after treatment

*When compared to Restylane

Restylane-L and Restylane Silk should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine.

Source: http://www.restylaneusa.com/restylane/restylane-and-restylane-l

What is Perlane-L

How does Perlane work?

Just like Restylane®, Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin.

perlane before and after

The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and resolve in less than 7 days in nasolabial folds.

WHAT MAKES PERLANE DIFFERENT FROM RESTYLANE?

What makes Perlane different than Restylane is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection, which means it’s a good choice for more severe facial wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.

63%, 71% and 75%

of patients maintained improvement for six months after just one Perlane treatment

PERLANE-L: A MORE COMFORTABLE WRINKLE TREATMENT EXPERIENCE*

If you want a more youthful appearance, but you’re concerned about the potential discomfort from treatment, you can get beautiful results and a more comfortable Perlane experience. By combining lidocaine with Perlane, Perlane-L helps reduce discomfort during and after treatment.

In clinical studies evaluating the Restylane family of products in laugh lines (nasolabial folds):

  • 95% of patients reported significantly less pain during treatment with Perlane-Lvs. Perlane
  • Patients continued to experience less discomfort for up to one hour after treatment

Source: http://www.restylaneusa.com/restylane/perlane-and-perlane-l

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So have they or haven’t they? From fillers and freezers to paralyzing faces – what celebrities REALLY mean when they say they ‘haven’t had any work done’

 

GUESS WHO TWEAKED?

Dolly Parton once famously said ‘there’s a reason the Hollywood Hills are in the same part of the country as Silicon Valley’. Simon Cowell says that he considers Botox as much a part of his routine as toothpaste.

But in an era where laser hair removal is considered a part of everyday grooming, ‘I haven’t had plastic surgery’, seems to translate to ‘I’ve never sliced into my face’. For most people Botox, fillers and laser treatments don’t count.

‘I think that the line is when you go under the knife,’ Los Angeles-based cosmetic surgeon Dr Alexander Rivkin tells MailOnline. The goal, he explains, is to ‘look like you haven’t had any work done.’

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Coming clean: Jennifer Aniston  says she’s ‘obsessed’ with laser treatment, Simon Cowell  compares Botox to toothpaste and Jenny McCarthy gets injected every two months

Some do flat-out deny it: Jennifer Lopez says she’s never had plastic surgery. Kim Kardashian blames her newly-plump lips on a bout of flu.

And when rumors swirled about her possible procedures, Megan Fox uploaded pictures of herself on her blog making different expressions and called it ‘Things You Can’t Do With Your Face When You Have Botox’.

But most people are more evasive. They may try to downplay the amount (Jenny McCarthy says she’s ‘team Botox’ but uses ‘very little’) it or say that they ‘tried’ it at some point in the distant past.

Nicole Kidman says she’s back to being ‘completely natural’ after trying Botox. Jennifer Aniston said that plastic surgery is ‘a slippery slope’ but admitted to being ‘obsessed’ with laser treatment.

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Aging gracefully: Angelina Jolie  Megan Fox  and Jennifer Lopez have all stated publicly that the have never had plastic surgery

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were more than 8.5million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures in 2012. Nonsurgical procedures made up 83per cent of the total.

So what else haven’t celebrities had done?

Injectables are still the most popular treatment. Proteins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin paralyze muscles in the face to relax existing wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming. They are often used in the frown lines, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crows feet – but can also be injected around the lips, the chin, and tip of the eyebrows to lift the brow.

As with many other procedures, the injector’s skill level is crucial to achieving a natural look. When too much product is pumped into the forehead, the eyebrows can raise in a permanently startled, deer-caught-in-headlights expression – and sometimes the forehead doesn’t move at all.

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Lip service: Lisa Rinna  has fought a very public battle with her lip injections and calls herself a ‘pioneer’, while Pamela Anderson  has appeared in public with a noticeably fuller pout

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Pillow talk: Madonna and former French first lady Carla Bruni  have both appeared in public with suspiciously fuller faces

As we age, our faces get thinner as hyaluronic acid, the sugar molecule that holds water in the skin, starts to diminish. But fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Perlane can fill in laugh lines and crows feet, replace volume in cheeks, plump lips and even be used to sculpt the chin with non-permanent ‘chinplants’.

‘I think that the line is when you go under the knife. The goal is to look like you haven’t had any work done’

Some take it a step further and go for a liquid facelift, a general term that usually involves a combination of fillers and Botox and sometimes Sculptra – a longer-lasting poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body to produce its own collagen – to shape the face. There is virtually no downtime but, unlike with a surgical facelift, the fillers will eventually need to be topped up.

Injecting too many fillers can lead to the dreaded ‘pillow face’, a phenomenon that was the hot topic of conversation when the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons met in 2011.

‘The hallmark of overdone fillers is overfilled nasiolabial folds and overfilled cheeks, so that certain parts of their face don’t match,’ says Dr Rivkin. ‘A 50-year-old woman with huge chipmunk cheeks? Give me a break.’

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Fountain of youth? Both Kate Beckinsale and Victoria Beckham  have stayed silent about surgery but manage to look better every year

Then there are the laser treatments, which for many celebrities are almost as common as waxing appointments. Lasers like the Aurora, Fraxel, IPL and Ultrapulse can tighten skin while treating redness, sun damage and fine lines – and also stimulate new collagen growth.

THE TOP FIVE NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES

  1. Botox
  2. Hyaluronic acid
  3. Laser hair removal
  4. Microdermabrasion
  5. Chemical peel

Chemical peels are also making a comeback. A solution is applied, and the old skin flakes off taking brown spots, wrinkles, and acne scars with it.

Peels can treat deeper sun damage than most lasers, and despite their slightly scary reputation some doctors feel that they can be safer than laser treatments for darker skin tones.

Those who want a nose job without the pain and obvious bandages can also now opt for the nonsurgical version: The ’15-minute nose job’ involves injecting tiny amounts of fillers like Radiesse or Artefill and can lift and straighten the tip of the nose, camouflage bumps or correct a deviated septum.

Below the neck, lunchtime lipo is also huge. CoolSculpt freezes localized fat cells so that they die, while Thermage uses radiofrequency, heat and light to shrink fat them.

Like many of us, celebrities often give another safe answer: They claim that they won’t rule out treatments ‘in the future’. Or, in the words of Heidi Klum, ‘ask me again when I’m sixty-five’

Source:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2303091/So-havent-From-fillers-freezers-paralyzing-faces–celebrities-REALLY-mean-say-havent-work-done.html#ixzz3iFJ1yk7H

Comforting in all Respects

A warm comforting environment coupled with very personalized services is what you will receive at the Mill Basin Aesthetic Group.  But that’s not nearly all!

Facial Aesthetic Room at the Mill Basin Aesthetic Group
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Mill Basin Aesthetic Group Waiting Room

Dr. Kalovsky is a Maxillofacial Surgeon, making him able to literally dot every “line” and cross every T.   In order to be a surgeon of any kind, there is no room for mistakes; which, sets Dr. Kalovsky apart from the rest, as he is able to clearly identify what needs to be done, along with the why, where, and how.   Having observed other’s doing the very same procedures, it doesn’t come close Dr. Karlovsky’s perfectionist touch!  Also the good doctor is in no rush, he makes sure that you are getting exactly what you want, where you want it, never rushing the procedure so that you, the patient, is happy and looking beautifully refreshed!

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