Kris M. Reddy MD FACS, West Palm Beach Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, describes some of the most common dermal fillers such as juederm, restylane, and radiesse utilized and some pre-treatment steps to take. Dr. Reddy's excellent patient reviews and ratings draws South Florida patients including from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter.
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Juvederm injectable gel is a dermal filler that helps to restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds - the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid - a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.
Restylane is a form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our bodies. It is well suited to plump thin lips and fill facial creases such as nasolabial folds. It may be appropriate for some surface wrinkles and concave scars. The fullness achieved from Restylane treatment may last 6 months or longer.
Radiesse can smooth and enhances key areas of the face.
Radiesse can also:
Reduce lines between the nose and mouth and on the upper lip
Fill in the so called "smile lines" annd "frown lines"
Diminish blemishes like acne scars
Renew fullness in the lips
Restore the natural contours of the cheeks
Radiesse is a completely synthetic compound comprised of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, combined with an aqueous gel. Calcium is a natural substance already in the body so Radiesse rarely causes allergic reactions or inflammation.
Hydrelle is a soft, malleable injectable gel (similar to juvederm or restylane) designed to reduce facial wrinkles. Hydrelle immediately adds a natural fullness and reduces unwanted wrinkles.
Perlane is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel. This means that Perlane contains no animal products. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and other tissue, there is no need for a skin test when using Perlane filler.
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane supplements the body's natural supply, which becomes depleted with age. Perlane is biodegradable so its effects are not permanent. The results of a Perlane filler treatment tend to last at least six months. This is much longer than the typical results of collagen injections, which may only last three to six months.
Dermal Filler Pre-Procedure Care
• Avoid excessive sun exposure prior to treatment. Sunburned skin can not be treated.
• Tell the medical staff of any usage of aspirin within 7 days prior the treatment.
• Tell the medical staff of any recent usage of retinoids (including Retin A). Discontinue the use of retinoids for 3 days prior and 3 days post treatment.
• Tell the medical staff of any recent usage of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, exfoliants, etc.
• Tell the medical staff if you have bleached, waxed, tweazed or used depilatory creams 1 – 2 days prior to treatment.
• If you have a history of perioral herpes or break out easily around the mouth or lips, tell the medical as a prophylactic antiviral therapy (e.g. Valtrex) may be prescribed prior to treatment.
About Dr. Kris Reddy, FACS
For over 30 years as a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Reddy, a widely respected plastic surgeon in Palm Beach County, Florida, has been highly honored throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Kris Reddy is the only board certified plastic surgeon to be a Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS) in South Florida. Dr. Reddy is also a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. During his 30 years practicing in South Florida, Dr. Reddy has continually received high ratings and great reviews from his patients. For more information about Age Spots Treatments and About Dr. Kris Reddy, visit www.drkrisreddy.com or call (561) 304-0001. Dr. Reddy offers free, private consultations.