Skën Spa is proud to offer a range of cosmetic injectables that can achieve quick and natural results. Advanced cosmetic relaxers can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump and redefine facial contours. You will feel like you’ve discovered the fountain of youth!
For many women and men, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Kysse and Restylane offer a safe, effective, and nonsurgical way to combat signs of aging and enhance facial features. These fillers are extremely versatile and can be used to customize treatments for each clients’s anatomy and expected outcomes.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation or enhancement with fillers, continue reading to learn more about these popular injectable procedures.
Only Nurse Practitioners perform treatments at our location under the direction of our Medical Director. Our Nurse Practitioners only perform injectable procedures, primarily focusing on fillers and neurotoxins (Botox). Our team injects every day unlike some locations that have providers performing these procedures on the side.
Restylane® can 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). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
Restylane® Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to 1 year.1-3 Enhance texture and color of the lips while maintaining a full range of expressions.
Restylane® Lyft adds volume to the back of the hands, which can result in a more youthful-looking appearance that can help complete your aesthetic look.
Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology™ to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions. So, you always look like you. Talk to your specialist and see for yourself why it’s worth it.
Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Using innovative cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.
Juvederm® is a smooth gel that can fill deep wrinkles, smooth out skin, and add volume and contour to facial features such as the lips and smile lines. Results can look very natural and last up to six months or even longer.
The main ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring substance found in skin and joints. Hyaluronic acid is extremely hydrophilic and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Accordingly, when Juvederm’s hyaluronic acid gel is injected under the skin, it instantly attracts water and produces volumizing and hydrating effects. These benefits not only plump tissue, they can also lift skin and restore natural contours.
Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to restore volume, correct wrinkles and lines, and counteract signs of aging. It is manufactured by Allergan, the same company that’s responsible for Botox, and includes a range of injectable products.
Each Juvederm filler is created to target and address specific cosmetic concerns and areas of the face.
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure are excellent options for smoothing wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm Voluma XC is recommended for cheek augmentation and improved facial contours.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella are indicated for lip enhancement. While Ultra XC is usually ideal for added fullness and definition, Volbella XC provides subtle augmentation and smooths perioral lines.
Juvederm Ultra Plus - Filler with indications perfect for lips and semi deep lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm Voluma - Filler that contains the thickest and strongest gel. Lift contoured cheeks.
Radiesse® (+) is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction and continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen for a long-lasting effect. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind only your own natural collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein in our skin–it’s what helps it feel and look tight, taught, and youthful. As we age, the production of collagen slows down, causing skin to sag.
What Can Patients Expect During Treatment?
Depending on the individual and number of treatment areas, a Juvederm treatment typically takes 15-60 minutes. It is conducted in an office setting and avoids incisions, cutting, anesthesia, scarring, or downtime. For these reasons, Juvederm filler is an ideal option for women and men who want to rejuvenate their faces, but wish to avoid surgery and a lengthy recovery.
During the procedure, the marked areas are skillfully injected with a very fine needle. The injector will carefully assess product placement throughout the treatment and massage the area to limit swelling and ensure optimal outcomes.
Following Juvederm injections, patients are free to return to work and resume all normal activities right away.
How Quickly Does Juvederm Work?
One of the key benefits of Juvederm is that it produces instant results. Patients will be pleased to note that the treated area immediately appears fuller, with improved contours and shape. Lines will also look softer for more refreshed and youthful skin.
How Long Do Juvederm Results Last?
Juvederm offers temporary volume restoration, as the hyaluronic acid gel is gradually broken down by the body. With that being said, results can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Longevity depends on the patient’s metabolic rate, product used, treatment area, and injector skill and technique.
What Are Juvederm Risks and Side Effects?
Juvederm first received FDA-approval in 2006 and has an excellent safety profile. Results can even be partially or fully reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
However, there are some possible side effects and risks that patients should be informed of prior to treatment.
These may include:
These effects are usually mild and temporary and resolve on their own in two-to-four weeks.
But in the hands of an unqualified or inexperienced injector, Juvederm can have some serious complications. This is especially true if the product is injected into an artery, which can result in vascular compromise and tissue necrosis.
For these reasons, you should always seek a certified injector who practices in a medical setting or aesthetic center.
Get Started with Juvederm
If you are considering a Juvederm or other filler treatment, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our master injectors!