Let me tell you about Fillers...
Filler treatments have taken the Non-Surgical Aesthetics market by storm... and its all because of the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers.
When I consider 'the perfect treatment', I list the following qualities: the treatment must be safe, long-lasting, non-toxic, give consistent results, be reversible and affordable. This describes a HA filler perfectly.
So let me tell you about fillers... There are 4 main groups of fillers:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers e.g. Juvederm, Emervel, Restylane, Teosyal, Belotero etc.
- natural: HA is a normal component of the skin. When HA fillers degrade, there is nothing left in the skin (no residue).
- versatile: can be used for wrinkles, creases, facial volumization and lip enhancement. HA fillers have different viscosity & density: some very soft and hydrating, some much more structural.
- long-lasting: 6-9 months on average (some more, some less)
- safe: HA fillers are easily reversible by using an enzyme called Hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.
Polycaprolactone filler: ELLANSÉ™
- collagen-stimulating: ELLANSÉ™ stimulates the skin to produce its own natural collagen (especially the healthy type 1 collagen) and therefore tighten and thicken the skin.
- best anti-ageing results: ELLANSÉ™ is a fantastic way to address signs of ageing: thin skin, wrinkles, volume loss & sagging.
- longer-lasting: 1-4 years depending on the product you choose.
Poly-L-lactic Acid filler: Sculptra
- Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating filler.
- Sculptra has largely been superseded by ELLANSÉ™ which gives much more reliable & predictable results with a better grade of collagen stimulation : type 1 rather than type 3.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite filler: Radiesse
- Radiesse is a biocompatible, biodegradable material that is similar to one of the components commonly found in natural bone.
- Radiesse is often injected deep into the skin tissue so it sits near the bone & feels like bone.
- long-lasting: It degrades very slowly & can last for several years.
- Radiesse has largely been superseded by ELLANSÉ™ which gives much more natural anti-ageing results.
I hope you have found this helpful! Please contact me if you would like any more information on these products.
Dr Tatiana & Team