Selecting the right filler

We offer wrinkle filler treatments from Juvéderm, Radiesse and Hylaform.

Juvederm

Cost: $500 per syringe (1.3cc.)

Duration: Lasts approximately 4-6 months. (Varies with each patient and typically lasts longer in older patients).

Juvéderm is a thick cross-linked Hyaluronic acid formulation that is placed in the dermis for treatment of heavy to moderate lines and wrinkles. It has the consistency of KY Jelly for the first 24 hours and then has the consistency of Jell-O. Juvéderm is the best product to augment lips.

This product is not for use in crows feet as it will leave visible lumps and bumps in the peri-orbital region because the skin is so thin. Juvéderm cannot be mixed with local anesthetic, but is less painful to place than other filler products.

After placement of Juvéderm, you will leave the area alone for one day. You will then begin massage for visible lumps, ignoring any palpable lumps. Unused material can be safely stored in our refrigeration unit for up to 6 months and will be injected at not cost to you.

Radiesse

Cost: $650 (1.3cc.) $460 (0.8cc.)

Duration: Lasts approximately 9-12 months. (Varies with each patient).

Radiesse is a hydroxyappetite formulation consisting of ground up coral. The chemistry of this filler is the same as bone. It is absorbed slowly and has the consistency of caulk.

Radiesse is used underneath depressions in the face. It is a volume filler and lifts nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can even be used to augment the chin and cheeks, but is generally too expensive for that. Radiesse cannot be used to augment the lips.

Radiesse is painful to inject, but can be mixed with local anesthetic.

Unused material can be stored unless mixed with anesthetic at the time of initial treatment.

Hylaform

Cost: $400 per syringe (1.0cc.)

Duration: Lasts approximately 3-4 months (Varies with each patient).

Thin formula of hyaluronic acid placed into upper dermis and lower epidermis for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hylaform can be used in crows feet, nasolabial lines, and peri-oral wrinkles.

Hylaform is an acidic media that is moderately painful to place and cannot be mixed with local anesthetic.

The unused portion can be stored and administered at a later date at no charge to the patient.

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