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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  • Sculptra has largely been superseded by ELLANSÉ™  which gives much more reliable & predictable results with a better grade of collagen stimulation : type 1 rather than type 3.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  • Radiesse has largely been superseded by ELLANSÉ™ which gives much more natural anti-ageing results.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

 

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