Restylane and Perlane are transparent gels based on hyaluronic acid, very effective in smoothing wrinkles and furrows, to “re-inflate” the flaccid and atrophic skin and to increase the volume of the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that makes up a significant proportion of your skin. Dr. Benchetrit and our nurse specialists use Restylane and Perlane also for other purposes,
The results obtained with Restylane are temporary and naturally resolve with time. Treatments should be repeated to maintain the results.
Juvéderm is another injectable gel based on hyaluronic acid that can be used to minimize wrinkles, loss of volume or shape of the face, thin lips etc. Juvéderm has an unctuous consistency and flows easily into the skin, producing a result that is natural and smooth in appearance and touch. This product may offer some vs. The other “fillers”, according to the indication and type of skin of the patient. Juvéderm exists in several forms, each with a particular use, eg. Juvéderm “Ultra” and “Ultra Plus”, “Volbella”, “Voluma” etc. Juvederm “Voluma” is actually the first “filler” certified by the US FDA as having a durability of up to two years.
The “Radiesse” is a filler used mainly to fill deep wrinkles and furrows and to sculpt the face.It consists of microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite, a substance found in our bones. Once the product has been injected, collagen forms around the microspheres, which are now a long-term “filler”. Due to its density and durability, the Radiesse is often used to increase the contours of the face, for example, to firm a weak chin or to enhance the sticks. It is also used for rejuvenating the hands, filling the deep grooves on the back of the hand and camouflaging thin skin and prominent veins.
The results obtained with Radiasse can last 18 months or more.
As its name suggests, Sculptra is used primarily to sculpt the contours of the face, including the chin, cheeks, temples and area around the eyes. Made of L-polylactic acid, Sculptra stimulates the production of collagen by the body, which firmens and thickens the skin gradually. Sculptra is particularly useful to “fill” the cheeks or hollow temples, and to give thickness to a thin and flabby skin. You may need two or three Sculptra treatments to achieve the desired results.
Since Sculptra works by stimulating your own collagen production, the results can last two years or more.
Selphyl is the most natural way to correct skin imperfections. It induces a natural regeneration of the tissues, utilizing your own body’s ability to stimulate the production of collagen. The result is a better texture and skin thickness. During treatment with Selphyl, one of our specialist nurses takes a sample of your blood, separates and concentrates platelets and fibrin, and then reinjects this platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the targeted area. The PRP will then stimulate your own cells (fibroblasts) to produce collagen in large quantities. In general, Selphyl is used to target problem areas such as dark circles under the eyes, fine wrinkles around the mouth, horizontal wrinkles in the neck, crow’s feet, wrinkles in the neckline and so on.
Since it is your own collagen that is stimulated, the results obtained with Selphyl can last two years or more.
Many of these products already contain an anesthetic to minimize sensitivity. Our team could also use local anesthesia or anesthetic cream before administering the “filler”, to prevent any discomfort. The product is injected in small amounts using a syringe in the part of the face to be treated. The process may take up to 30 minutes depending on the treatment performed. Most of these products allow you to see results immediately. In the case of Sculptra and Selphyl, the results appear gradually. There may be redness and swelling after treatment, but these side effects will disappear within a day or two. Some patients will have bruising for several days. Depending on the product used,
Dr. Benchetrit and his nurses have over 20 years of combined experience in the use of “fillers” injections. The experience of the person making the injection is particularly important because the results of the “fillers” treatments depend on the technique of administration and the right choice of product for the problem to be treated. Dr. Benchetrit and his team administered these injections to thousands of patients; Their clinic is one of the busiest injection centers in Canada. The doctor and his nurses have trained many other doctors and their teams in proper injection technique, and the manufacturers of these products often consult with them. Therefore, if there are new developments related to these products or how to inject them, the Dr.
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