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What are the differences among the various fillers?

Monthly Archives: September 2013

What are the differences among the various fillers?

Volume fillers were originally developed and introduced to fill in fine lines and wrinkles.  As the technology improved, it became possible to also fill in furrows and some folds.  The original dermal fillers were collagen (bovine, porcine, human), but there were various problems with these, including some people’s allergies to cow products. They tended to not last for a very long time and did not provide much bulk volume. More modern fillers have become very popular and worldwide there are … Continue Reading

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Juvéderm® for Frown Lines

The area between the eyebrows may develop vertical wrinkles or even deep creases (called glabellar frown lines or also referred to as ‘11s’). These are quite common and begin as lines of facial expression that appear when frowning or squinting (blue eyed people may have more light sensitive retinas and squint more as do some people who view computer screens all day). As time passes the repeated motion of these expressions causes the dynamic lines of motion to begin to … Continue Reading

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Juvéderm® for Earlobes

Earlobes become stretched and thinner with time (and with the large heavy earrings popular in recent years) and lose some volume as well.  Using Juvéderm Ultra or Ultra Plus the earlobes can be tightened and plumped up a bit to resemble younger looking ears.

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Juvéderm® for Perioral Area

Smile lines (nasolabial folds) and Marionette lines appear commonly as we age. These are the lines that run downwards from the corner of the mouth. They can make you appear to be frowning and can make you appear sad, tired or unhappy even when you are not! As we age, these lines can become deeper and sagging skin from loss of mid-face cheek fat can produce an overhang of sagging cheek skin that may make them appear even deeper. Here, … Continue Reading

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Botox® & Juvéderm®

Many people search online for the difference between Botox® and Juvéderm®, and what they can be used to treat.  The confusion is understandable—both products are used to treat wrinkles.  However, they work very differently. Botox is a neuromodulator.  It works by blocking the nerve signals that tell your facial muscles to contract.  Based on how it works, Botox can treat wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial movements like wrinkling your brow, raising your eyebrows, frowning, and squinting.  Once it … Continue Reading

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