Restylane™

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Restylane™ is a safe and natural cosmetic filler used for sculpting lips, shaping facial contours and smoothing wrinkles. The result is instant and gives long lasting and natural enhancement. Restylane™ lasts 6-12 months. You’ll be happy to know that a skin test is not required.

What Is Restylane™ and Perlane™ ?

Restylane™ and Perlane™ are hyaluronic acid fillers that are injected into the soft tissue under the skin to correct wrinkles, folds and add volume. Restylane™ and Perlane™ can add volume and change the shape of the face by plumping up the soft tissue of the face. Restylane™ and Perlane™ provide rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatments for a natural, younger-looking you. Restylane™ is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. It is well tolerated, non-surgical and long lasting.

What Is a Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Its job is to help provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid and as it diminishes, skin loses volume, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.

What Is Restylane™ and Perlane™ Indicated For?

Restylane™ and Perlane™ are gels that are injected into the outer layers of skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles or fold, such as the nasolabial folds or the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth.

How Long Do Restylane™ and Perlane™ Last?

According to a clinical study, Restylane™ continued to provide results up to 18 months after initial treatment, when patients returned for a follow-up treatment at 4.5 or 9 months. In fact, at least 95% of patients in that study continued to see improvement at 18 months.

What Is The Difference between Restylane™ and Perlane™?

Restylane™ and Perlane™ are both composed of hyaluronic acid. Perlane™ has larger gel particles and is intended to be injected deeper within the skin.

Is Restylane™ and Perlane™ is it safe and effective?

Restylane™ is the world’s most studied cosmetic dermal filler with more than a decade of use. Restylane™ and Perlane™ have well-defined safety profiles and are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane™ has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the U.S. and is available in more than 70 countries, with dozens of studies published in the medical literature. Clinical studies have shown no significant difference in the safety of Restylane™ and Perlane™amp;reg. Restylane™ and Perlane™ contain no animal proteins.

How is Restylane™ and Perlane™ applied?

Restylane™ and Perlane™ are injected directly into the skin using a fine needle. Dr. Reichner usually numbs your skin to further minimize discomfort. Injections may cause some discomfort both during and after the treatment. Restylane™ and Perlane™ are smooth gels which allow them to be injected without lumps or bumps.

How long do Restylane™ and Perlane™ treatment usually take?

The injection process takes only about 20 to 30 minutes. Dr. Reichner will spend 10 to 15 minutes with you in consultation prior to your treatment.

What are possible the side effects with Restylane™ and Perlane™?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). After you treatment with Restylane™ and Perlane™ you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness.

Do I need to see a Doctor to get Restylane™ and Perlane™?

Yes, Restylane™ and Perlane™ is a medication that requires either a medical doctor or licensed health care professional under the direct supervision of a medical doctor to determine if Restylane™ and Perlane™ is right for you and administer the injections. Although any supervised licensed health care professional can administer Restylane™ or Perlane™, Dr. Reichner believes that Board Certified physicians are most familiar with the facial anatomy and should be considered first as the ideal practitioner to evaluate and treat patients requiring this type of cosmetic medication.

Dr. Reichner and Spa Aesthetica will help you determine if you are a good candidate for this Restylane™ or Perlane™ treatments. When making your appointment, be sure to tell our receptionist that you want to find out more about Restylane™ and Perlane™.

What does Restylane™ and Perlane™ cost?

The Restylane™ and Perlane™ at Spa Aesthetica is administered to correct mild to moderate facial wrinkles and to correct facial volume loss that occurs naturally with aging. The cost per syringe will range from $500 to $1000 depending on the complexity and nature of area to be injected. Most patients desiring lips augmentation will require 1 syringe (0.8cc). Dr. Reichner has found that, on average, the volume of filler required during the initial treatment cycle increases by at least one syringe for each decade over 30. This amount is enough to last for approximately 12 months in most patients. Patients should also expect to have “maintenance” injections yearly to maintain a youthful appearance.

Why should I seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon when considering products like Restylane™ and Perlane™?

Plastic surgeons are trained to understand the anatomy and artistic nature important for the proper use of this cosmetic medication. When exploring a doctor’s credentials, it is important to understand the differences in training that define the educational process leading to Board Certification. I believe that when looking for a cosmetic specialist you should highly consider board certified surgical specialists. Look at the surgeon’s training after medical school. Look at the surgeon’s board certifications. After you have researched a doctor’s credentials, the next step is to schedule a consultation. At your Spa Aesthetica consultation, our Coordinator will facilitate the entire process before you meet Dr. Reichner and she will help answer all of your questions about what to do before and after your Restylane™ and Perlane™ Treatments.

Sculptra Aesthetic

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The evolution of the wrinkle filler has led to an amazingly effective product called Sculptra. But Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, it’s a volumizer. It replaces the natural volume (fat) loss that occurs as we age – the volume loss that is responsible for the appearance of age.

A facelift will remove excess skin, and to some degree this will lessen the shadow effect, but a facelift will not restore volume. And volume is what makes you look young. So that’s why the introduction of a volumizer such as Sculptra is such an exciting event!

What’s Sculptra made of?

Sculptra is made up of poly L lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic biodegradable polymer that is both resorbable and bio compatible. PLLA has been widely used for many years in dissolvable sutures so it’s compatibility with the body is proven.

How does Sculptra™ work?

Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, but a bio activator or “volumizer”. It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection, thereby replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Sculptra does not give results immediately. There is a time factor involved since the true volume effect is created by your own collagen, not the product itself. This collagen replenishment takes place over a period of several months. Patients usually receive more than one injection session to accomplish optimum re-volumization.

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Juvederm XC™ and Juvederm Voluma XC™

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What is the difference between Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC?

JUVÉDERM® XC is a non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out moderate to severe lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Natural-looking results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first injectable gel that is FDA-approved to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for people over 21. It adds volume, creating contour and lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.

What is Juvederm XC?

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

JUVEDERM™ is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look & feel and long-lasting results for up to a year or longer. JUVEDERM™ dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks.

JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.

What is a Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Its job is to help provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid and as it diminishes, skin looses volume, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.

Where does Juvederm XC work?

Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.

What are the possible side effects of Juvederm XC?

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is generally well tolerated. Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally biocompatible, which means allergy skin testing is not required prior to treatment.

Post-treatment considerations

Dr. Reichner and his staff will tell you what to expect following treatment with JUVÉDERM® injectable gel. You should ask Dr. Reichner or his medical professional staff when makeup may be applied after your treatment.

You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours after treatment:

  • Strenuous exercise
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Extended exposure to sun or heat

Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the swollen area. Be sure to report any redness and/or visible swelling that lasts for more than a few days or any other symptoms that cause you concern to Spa Aesthetica.