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A Basic Guide to Dermafillers

Derma fillers when used properly help maintain a youthful appearance.  Unfortunately most lay people are not well informed as to the nature of fillers, the best type for the best use.  Below eight questions are answered regarding the leading brand name derma fillers.  Further questions can be directed to our USHR Spa offices.

JUVEDERM

  1. Primary base compound is Hyaluronic Acid
  2. It’s Primary Use Nasolabial folds, lips, around the mouth, cheeks, etc.
  3. Average number of treatments required: 1
  4. Allergy tested needed No
  5. Average length of time between treatments: 6 to 12 months in the nasolabial folds, 3 to 6 months in the lips
  6. Instance of hypersensitive reaction: Rare
  7. Source of base compound: streptococcus bacteria
  8. 8.       Animal base or additives: No

RESTYLANE

  1. Primary base compound is Hyaluronic Acid
  2. It’s Primary Use Nasolabial folds, lips, around the mouth, cheeks, etc.
  3. Average number of treatments required: 1
  4. Allergy tested needed No
  5. Average length of time between treatments: 6 to 12 months in the nasolabial folds, 3 to 6 months in the lips
  6. Instance of hypersensitive reaction: Rare
  7. Source of base compound: streptococcus bacteria
  8. 8.       Animal base or additives: No

PERLANE

  1. Primary base compound is Hyaluronic Acid
  2. It’s Primary Use Nasolabial folds, lips, around the mouth, cheeks, etc.
  3. Average number of treatments required: 1
  4. Allergy tested needed No
  5. Average length of time between treatments: 6 to 12 months
  6. Instance of hypersensitive reaction: Rare
  7. Source of base compound: streptococcus bacteria
  8. 8.       Animal base or additives: No

RADIESSE

  1. Primary base compound is Calcium Hydroxyl Apatite
  2. It’s Primary Use Nasolabial folds, cheeks, temples, around the mouth. NOT IN THE LIPS
  3. Average number of treatments required: 1
  4. Allergy tested needed No
  5. Average length of time between treatments: 6 to 12 months
  6. Instance of hypersensitive reaction: Rare
  7. Source of base compound: Synthetic
  8. Animal base or additives: No

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