Before liquid facelift, frontal view: case #2

Before liquid facelift, frontal view: case #2

After liquid facelift, frontal view: case #2

After liquid facelift, frontal view: case #2

Facial fillers–such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, and others–can restore your face to its youthful fullness, plump thin lips in a natural-looking way, soften facial creases and wrinkles around the mouth, and erase under-eye “bags.” Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than a face- or neck-lift. Results last up to eight months.

Most are used in conjunction with Botox Cosmetic or Dysport to complete an esthetically proportional effect.

Many facial fillers are composed of a substance that’s naturally created by our bodies, though less so as we age: hyaluronic acid. Dense concentrations of it nest in soft connective tissue and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources, and it is the active ingredient in such facial fillers as : Juvéderm, Perlane, and Restylane.

After liquid facelift, profile: case #2

After liquid facelift, profile: case #2

Before liquid facelift, profile: case #2

Before liquid facelift, profile: case #2

Calcium hydroxylapatite is the “heaviest” molecular facial filler, and it is best at filling the deepest creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It’s also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Found naturally in human bones, this mineral-like compound is transformed into calcium-based microspheres are suspended in a water-based gel. Brand names include: Radiesse and others.