Facial Fillers, Dr. Leslie Stevens Facial Fillers, Dr. Leslie Stevens

Dr. Stevens uses a variety of dermal fillers and injectables to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, replace depleted facial volume, reduce a double chin, and reverse the most grievous signs of aging. Below is a brief overview of the most common fillers used in the facial rejuvenation process. Dr. Stevens will go over your treatment with facial fillers in greater detail during your confidential consultation at our Beverly Hills, Los Angeles offices.

Juvéderm Voluma XC

Juvéderm Voluma XC injectable gel is the first FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile This product has been used for over five years in Europe and Canada, and 70% of patients polled two years after their initial treatment responded the effects were still active! It is one of the longest lasting dermal fillers in the world.

What else should you know about Juvéderm Voluma XC?

  • First hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
  • Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • Juvéderm Voluma XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities

Side effects are moderate and generally last two to four weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is a type of injectable facial filler able to correct contour deficiencies and shallow to deep facial wrinkles. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines), cheek and temple hollows and under the corners of the mouth lateral to the chin.

What Does Scupltra® Aesthetic do?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is comprised of Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic material which restores lost volume by producing a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness when injected beneath the skin. For optimal correction, multiple treatments sessions may be required spaced a minimum of six weeks apart. For most patients, the average is three treatment sessions.

How long is the process?

This simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment is generally quick and takes as little as fifteen minutes to complete. To maximize patient comfort, a topical or local anesthetic may be provided prior to injection. The injection itself is administered using a very fine needle and discomfort is usually minimal. Following injection, the treatment area should be massaged to allow for even distribution.

What to expect after treatment

There is little downtime associated with Sculptra Aesthetic treatment. In fact, most patients enjoy an immediate return to their normal routine. It is recommended that sun exposure should be avoided until any redness or swelling have resolved. Any swelling, redness or bruising present typically fade within several hours of treatment.

Patients may be advised to massage the treatment area on their own for up to five days after injection. A gradual improvement of the depressed area will be seen over several weeks, and the results of Sculptra Aesthetic can last up to two years.

Restylane

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, helping to provide the skin with fullness and elasticity. Over time, the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin breaks down, resulting in a loss of volume that can lead to wrinkles and folds. Restylane is a non-surgical facial filler containing hyaluronic acid that can restore lost volume to reveal a smoother and youthful appearance.

What does Restylane do?

Restylane is a type of injectable facial fillers comprised of hyaluronic acid. Restylane can improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is commonly used to treat smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds.

How long is the process?

Restylane is administered during a simple, non-surgical treatment performed in the office setting. Treatment times are quick and may take as little as fifteen minutes. For maximum comfort, a topical or local anesthetic may be administered prior to treatment and a very fine needle is used to inject the product.

What to expect after treatment

Recovery after treatment with Restylane is minimal and most patients can enjoy an immediate return to their normal routine. Some redness, bruising or swelling may occur. These side effects typically fade within several days to a week.

An ice pack may be applied to ease swelling and any discomfort that occurs. Sun exposure should be avoided until any side effects have subsided. The results of Restylane may last up to six months or longer.

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