Radiesse® is an injectable filler made by the company MERZ. Radiesse® and Radiesse® + are dermal fillers used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite which integrates well with the cheekbones. It can also be molded and shaped into the desired contour after injection to create a cheek lift. It is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, calcium hydroxyapatite filler products like Radiesse® has been shown to build your own natural collagen.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC injectable gel is indicated for deep injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA XC also comes in 1/2 sized syringes which can be special ordered and are typically used in touch up procedures or to add to previous volume only.
Belotero is a thinner and silkier injectable product typically used for smokers lines around the lips, under the eye, and more superficial areas of the face which may require subtle adjustments. This product is also great for lips that are smaller or lips with fragile skin. It is currently priced at $550
Pre-Procedure Instructions & At-Home Preparation
- Avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the 24 hours prior to your treatment as they may promote the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.
- If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Lepirudin, Refludan, Ticlopidine Ticlid, Clopidogrel, Plavix, Tirofiban, Aggrastat, Eptifibatide, Integrilin), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers.
- If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.