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

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
Mill Basin Aesthetic Group Office
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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!

Call us for your appointment today:  (718) 531-4353

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What is Restylane Silk?

Designed specifically for lips and the lines around them Restylane Silk has recently been approved for release in the United States! It’s the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over 21 years of age.

How Does Restylane Silk Work?

Just like the other members of the Restylane family, Restylane Silk is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid — a sugar that is naturally present in your skin.

WHAT MAKES RESTYLANE SILK DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RESTYLANE PRODUCTS?

Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip.  Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these areas. That’s why it’s made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in otherRestylane products.

What Results Can I Expect From Restylane Silk?

In a clinical trial, 98% of participants reported a visible increase in fullness two weeks after treatment. Because of the gel’s small, smooth particles, as well as the ultrafine needle designed for precision, results should appear more subtle than with other forms of lip augmentation like implants. You should expect natural looking results, with refined volume and definition. In general, those who use Restylane Silk can expect their results last roughly six months.

Sources: http://www.restylaneusa.com/restylane/restylane-silk.aspx

http://www.realself.com/guide/restylane-silk-overview-everything-to-know

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Karlovsky and his staff today to get your Resylane Silk! 

 

What You Should Know About Wrinkle Fillers

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.wrinkle fillerWrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumizers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.The treatment is fast and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps may be permanent. And sometimes, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect happens. The color change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly. There have also been a few reported cases of blindness and nerve paralysis. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects.Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly. That’s why you should only have fillers injected by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with ongoing, special training.
Here is a breakdown of available wrinkle fillers. It includes their basic ingredients, how they work, their pros and cons, and the best areas for treatment. Your doctor can help you choose the right one for you.

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers

The most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Each type works in a slightly different way with varying results.

Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps. This is a problem that often improves over time.

How long the results last varies from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. That will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.

Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers include:

  • Belotero Balance
  • Captique
  • Elevess
  • HylaForm
  • Juvederm 24HV
  • Juvederm 30
  • Juvederm 30HV
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Perlane
  • Perlane-L
  • Prevelle Silk
  • Restylane
  • Restylane-L
  • Restylane Silk

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/facial-fillers/wrinkle-fillers-what-you-should-know