You may have heard of Juvéderm® and Botox®. These two injectables are among the most common types of injectables administered to the face for cosmetic improvement. While both Juvéderm® and Botox® are injected by way of fine needles, they are two completely different types of cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Ron Shelton offers both Botox® and Dysport®, which are neuromodulators. These types of solutions relax the muscles responsible for expression lines such as crow’s feet around the eyes and frown lines on the forehead.
Juvéderm® is one of many types of FDA-approved dermal fillers available to NYC patients through Dr. Shelton’s practice. Unlike neuromodulators that inhibit targeted muscles responsible for facial expressions and expression lines, dermal fillers combat age-related changes such as lost volume.
With more birthdays, the body produces less of the substances that give skin its youthful definition, elasticity, moisture, and contours. Substances such as hyaluronic acid (HA) may be replenished with Juvéderm® and Restylane®. HA is considered a natural moisturizer and lubricant.
Notably, many of them make up a family of fillers. For instance, Juvéderm® Ultra can treat mild folds, while the thicker and more viscous Juvéderm® Ultra Plus treats moderate folds and volume loss. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is the newest member of the family, and is specifically designed to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for patients aged 22 and older.
With some fillers, dramatic results may be visible instantly. With other fillers, the results may be more gradual as the respective substances stimulate the production of beneficial proteins such as collagen. Those fillers that stimulate changes to underlying tissues are generally considered long lasting.
Radiesse® is made from calcium microspheres similar to minerals found naturally in the body. Like HA-based fillers, Radiesse® is biocompatible and poses few risks of adverse allergic reactions. Since these calcium-based microspheres go to work to stimulate collagen, results can last for at least a year. The body eventually absorbs the gel that contains these minerals.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is the same material that is used in dissolvable stitches. After an average of three sessions, you may see noticeable changes in smile lines and other contour deficiencies as the injectable stimulates the replacement of lost collagen. Results can last for more than two years as the body safely absorbs the filler material.
Dr. Shelton always keeps his finger on the pulse of evolving treatment options. Belotero Balance®, for instance, offers a twist on popular HA-based fillers as its unique manufacturing process results in a particularly soft, cohesive, and versatile gel to soften moderate smile lines and delicate vertical lip lines immediately.
There is no lack of options when it comes to the types of dermal filler injections in NYC. Dr. Shelton can simplify the process and guide you toward the best treatment plan.