What are Hyaluronic Acid (H-A) and Collagen Fillers?
Both Collagen and H-A are natural to our skin and exist in higher concentration when we are younger. Level falls down as we get older and due to sun damage. They can be injected into the human skin to repair defects. Collagen fibers usually are derived from Bovine( cow) collagen. However Collagen Injection is loosing ground to H. A. since it not as lasting as long due to the advancement of H-A preparations.
How Long Does a H-A Filler Treatment Last?
The time range is between a few months to 18 months. There are many forms of Hyaluronic Acids available to us nowadays under different brand names( Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, Juvederm®, Juvederm VOLUMA®, Belotero® ). They differ in how concentrated and how the molecules are crossed linked. These two variable seem to predetermine how long they last.
What Other Type Fillers Besides H-A Are Available Nowadays?
Sculptra® and Radiesse® are other available fillers. These fillers based on other molecules. They are also very effective. During your consultation you will discuss with Dr. Mamari what filler is best suited for you.
How Much Does Filler Treatment Cost? Cost varies is based on the amount of the filler and type that is used. It ranges from $300 to $800 per tube. During your consultation this will be discussed with you. You and the doctor will decide on the best filler that is suited for you. We will also discuss different affordable payment plans or 0% financing option.
What Types Of Conditions Are H-A Fillers Used For?
H-A can be used for treating facial contour defects. The most common treatments involve: Naso-labial( Smile Lines), Vermilion border/ridge( above the upper lip), Glabella( between the eyebrows) and depressed scars( e.g.,acne). Consult your physician to determine if you are a potential candidate for H/A treatment.
Is H-A Treatment A Replacement for Laser-Skin Resurfacing, Chemical Peel?
No but it can be efficacious when used alone or in concert with these procedures for the treatment of facial contour defects.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Typically two treatments are required over 4 to 6 week period to correct most dermal depressions. Improvements H/A are progressive. After the first treatment you will see some change, but each additional treatment yields more improvements.
Are The Treatments Painful?
Your doctor will inject H/A with fine needle. Dr. Mamari will discuss the option of mixing the filler with numbing agent. Most patients have found these injections very tolerable.
What Will I Look Like Right After Treatment?
Most patients the improvement in appearance is immediate. Some patients find that their skin, at the injection sites, is red or blanched for hours after treatment. If you have a history of bruising, a bruise may result. Your physician will discuss other potential side effects with you during your consultation.
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