Facial fillers (also called Dermal Fillers) are used by physicians to diminish lines and wrinkles on the face. Some leading physicians across the United States also utilize advanced injection techniques to contour and shape facial features with dermal fillers in a procedure called a liquid face lift. A growing number of individuals across the U.S. and internationally are delaying or avoiding face lifts because of the liquid face lift alternative with advanced dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus and Radiesse®.
The new generation of facial fillers lasts longer than the first and second generations of fillers, which makes maintenance now very cost effective. In addition to filling facial lines, JUVEDERM® and Radiesse® stimulate collagen and fibroblasts in the dermis to help the skin regenerate itself to restore smoother, healthier skin and contours naturally.
Dr. Roberts has in-depth experience with a wide variety of fillers, including Restylane®, Sculptra® and Artefill®. Dr. Roberts has performed thousands of injections with first and second generation dermal fillers and now with advanced, longer-lasting fillers, such as Radiesse® and JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC.
Roberts Cosmetic Surgery has cost effective annual maintenance plans to help you look your best cost effectively. For a private, no-cost consultation, email or call 972.608.0000.
Radiesse® is a next generation dermal filler that is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural water-based gel. Radiesse® works with the body, below the skin's surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration.
Radiesse® provides both immediate and extended results. Initially, the water-based gel helps fill the wrinkle, line or fold. As this gel begins to dissipate, the calcium-based microspheres, essentially, form a "scaffold", stimulating collagen production and encouraging tissue growth in and around the treatment area. The regeneration of collagen progressively smoothes the treated area of the face to help restore natural, beautiful skin.
Radiesse® is FDA approved to correct wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, including nasolabial folds. It is also used to treat marionette and smile lines.
In addition to treatment of wrinkles, Radiesse® is utilized to contour and shape facial features.
Radiesse® can be an effective treatment option for sunken areas below the eyes (tear trough), and to augment cheeks, as well as fill in the areas on the sides of the chin (pre-jowl sulcus). Radiesse® can shape cheeks, chin and jaw lines similar to what facial implants will do, but has the added benefit of being completely customizable. Radiesse® is a leading filler for use in a liquid face lift, non-surgical face lift procedure. Additionally, Radiesse® is used to augment a face lift by restoring natural volume and curves in an aging face.
Radiesse® lasts up to a year, or more. Ask about our cost effective annual Radiesse® maintenance plans.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC
JUVEDERM® is an FDA-approved advanced dermal filler that is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in numerous areas of the body including the maintenance of skin volume and hydration, eye volume and shape, as well as joint lubrication and cushioning. Hyaluronic acid binds with collagen and transports essential nutrients to these fibers.
I had Juvederm in my lips, and Radiesse in my cheeks to make the hollow area fuller. I just wanted to say how pleased I am!! I have been getting lips done for a year (by another plastic surgeon) and they have never looked as good and Dr. Roberts fixed the asymmetry in my cheekbones. Thank-you Dr Roberts!! You are amazing.
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.
JUVEDERM® 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.
Dr. Roberts typically utilizes JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC as opposed to other formulations of JUVEDERM® because JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC contains hyaluronic acid that has an even greater degree of cross-linking for more contouring and smooth results. The XC component of JUVEDERM® combines lidocaine for increased comfort during the procedure. While Ultra Plus and XC are more expensive to the practice, Dr. Roberts does not charge more for JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC, absorbing the additional expense.
JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC is made by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX®. Like Radiesse®, JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC lasts for up to a year or longer.
Regular BOTOX® treatments in conjunction with Radiesse® and JUVEDERM® can help extend the duration of the fillers.
Roberts Cosmetic Surgery has cost effective annual maintenance plans to help you look your best cost effectively. For a private, no-cost consultation, email or call 972.608.0000 and start re-shaping your future today.