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Have you ever wondered what the difference in facial filler is?

At allure medspa our RN injectors are educated to give you a full consultation and based on your individual desires suggest the filler they feel would be best for them to use. This removes any stress or angst you may have in not knowing what to ask for.

Here is a brief breakdown of the different fillers we use at our locations.

Juvéderm is a collection of fillers, and different forms are designed to be used in different areas of the face. Juvéderm Voluma XC is used to add back youthful contours to the cheeks, which naturally flatten over time. It also smoothes moderate-to-deep "parentheses" lines around your nose and mouth (aka the nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (the marionette lines).

Juvéderm Ultra XC plumps up the lips, as does Juvéderm Volbella XC, which also is used to soften vertical lip lines. Though not totally painless, most HA fillers are infused with the anesthetic lidocaine to minimize discomfort during and after treatment.

How long do treatments with Juvéderm last? Depending on the material (some are thinner and more "flowy," others thicker, so they can potentially last longer), the effects of Juvéderm can last from six months to 18 months before the body gradually absorbs the material.

Like Juvéderm, there's a family of Restylane products designed to treat various, sometimes overlapping, problem areas. The original Restylane smoothes away wrinkles and folds and can be used to add volume to thin lips.

Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane-L), a much thicker gel, is used to correct severe wrinkles and folds like the nasolabial folds, as well as volume loss in the cheeks. It's also FDA approved to add fullness to the backs of the hands.

Restylane Silk is designed especially to enhance the lips, as it is made with smaller particles than the other products.

Restylane can last up to 18 months. Results in the cheeks last up to a year and up to six months in wrinkles and folds with Restylane Lyft. Results in the lips last up to six months with Restylane Silk.

Sculptra is approved for cosmetic use to build up cheeks, fill in hollows or sunken areas of the face, and increase skin thickness to diminish the appearance of folds and lines. It is not injected into the lips or used around the eyes.

Sculptra lasts up to two years after the first injection and the average injection size is three syringes.

Radiesse is used to treat moderate-to-severe facial creases, such as the nasolabial folds. It also can be used to plump up cheeks and other facial contours. It's not used on the lips.

Results with Radiesse last a year or more. However, because calcium hydroxylapatite stimulates natural collagen production, fewer touch-ups (and less filler) may be necessary to maintain the result.

The person injecting your filler is as important as the filler you choose to use if not more. Being a injector is not only a skill but an art form and requires continued education to stay current. Allure Medspa requires that our aesthetics RN's stay current and up to date but they bring the PASSION!


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