Juvéderm™, Radiesse®, Voluma™ XC
Dermal fillers are a key component in facial rejuvenation. As we age, the effects of years of facial muscle movement and loss of volume are visible as laugh lines, crows’ feet around the eyes, thinner lips, and creases near the nose and lips. Juvéderm™ and Radiesse® can help to fill in these lines and creases, producing a smoother, fuller and more youthful appearance. Voluma™ XC can augment the natural contours of the face.
Juvéderm™ is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural compound which is normally found in our skin. It is best suited for injection into the creases around the nose and lips, and into the lips. The results last 8-12 months. Voluma™ XC is now FDA-approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the midface, including over the cheekbones. Results may last for up to two years. Radiesse® uses calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. These microspheres stimulate the body to produce additional collagen. It is best used in the creases around the nose and lips, in the cheeks to increase volume, and to elevate the height of the nose. The effects from Radiesse® can last up to 1 1/2 years.
Dr. Naidu uses small needles to inject the filler into the deep layer of the skin or lips. The skin is “plumped” and creases and fine lines are filled in. When placed over the cheekbones, a natural fullness is noted. Fillers may be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as Botox®. The procedure takes 20-30 minutes to perform, and is done in the office under local anesthesia. The results are visible immediately. No dressings are necessary, and makeup may be worn the same day. Some patients experience bruising for several days after the injections, and therefore you should schedule your injection at least one week in advance of an anticipated event or meeting. Dr. Naidu performs all injections herself; the treatment is never delegated to an assistant.