In the early 1990s, after a long period of bovine
collagen use, Hyaluronic acids (HAs) became the most commonly used
biodegradable fillers in Europe. Has are very popular for both soft
tissue augmentation and facial volume restoration.
The use of HAs in cosmetic practice has literally
gone up exponentially in the last 15 years. HAs are now safe,
well tolerated with minimal side effects. All products on the
market are regulated.
In our practice, we mainly use two
products. Juvéderm® (Allergan) and RADIESSE® (Merz Aesthetics). We can use others
on request. We find these two HAs very versatile and have had
excellent patient results.
THE Juvéderm® ULTRA
ULTRA SMILE is specially formulated for the lips and mouth
area. It is designed to ehance lip volume, redefine lip shape and
to treat vertical lip lines. It can also be used to treat
depressions at the corner of the mouth.
Juvéderm® ULTRA 2
treats the fine lines, especially those around the corner of the
eye and the tear trough area.
Juvéderm® ULTRA 3
smoothes medium and deep wrinkles like those between the nose and
corner of the mouth and around the lips.
Juvéderm® ULTRA 4
has even greater volumising effects and works on the most
noticeable folds and lines and can improve facial contours.
RADIESSE® is a volumising injectable dermal
filler that restores volume and adds structure to the skin.
The unique, innovative and safe gel formula contains calcium
microspheres (CaHa) which stimulate the production of your own
take around 30 minutes and the discomfort level is minimal. The
results are instant and can last up to 12 months in many
patients with a single treatment.
RADIESSE® is broken down by the body and
naturally metabolised over time. It is clinically proven to b
effectiive and safe with very high patient satisfaction
More than 3 million
packs of RADIESSE® have been used by
practitioners and patients worldwide since 2004. In 2006 the
US FDA approved RADIESSE® for soft
- Effective in many areas
- EYEBROW - Radiesse can lift uyour eyebrows to
make tour eyes appear open and fresh.
- TEMPLE - Hollow temples can be filled out to
give your face a fuller, youthful appearance.
- CHEEKBONES - Volume in the cheekbone strengths
the 'V'shape of the face and shapes a youthful appearance.
- NASOLABIAL FOLDS - The folds between the nose
and corner of the mouth, also know as the 'laughter lines',
are often the most noticeable lines. They can be filled out easily,
giving you a fresher and younger look immediately.
- MARIONETTE LINES - These are the lines that go
from the corners of your mouth down to the jaw. With these
lines filled with Radiesse, you will gain a cheerful
- LOWER JAWLINE or JOWL AREA -
Defined contours on the lower jaw help to maintain the youthful
- BRIDGE OF THE NOSE - Nasal imperfections can
be reshaped and smoothed out with Radiesse
without resorting to surgery.
- CHIN - A sunken chin fold can be filled in
with RAdiesse defining the base of the 'V'.
- BACK OF THE HAND - Veins and bones are more
clearly visible with age. Retain a youthful appearance by
plumping the backs of the hands.