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Dermal Fillers

What is a filler and how does it work?

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Dermal fillers, as the name suggests, is used to fill recessed, facial areas. It is a temporary, relatively painless procedure with immediate results.

A quick fix to soften facial wrinkles, plump lips and fill out any recessed facial areas.

Fillers work by adding small amounts of volume along the crease or depressions.

This volume plumps up the skin and reduces or eliminates the recessed area/crease.

Why Juvederm?

The Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products is the only line of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers that offers customisable results proven to last up 8 to 18 months. It's currently the only HA filler to include an anaesthetic that makes the experience more comfortable for you. It is also very smooth and natural looking, meaning that although people may notice a difference, they won't know you've had anything done!

JUVÉDERM ULTRA™ TECHNOLOGY

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Juvéderm® ULTRA is a range of smooth consistency gels which are injected to restore volume, fill fine lines, wrinkles and folds and redefine lips.

Juvéderm® ULTRA consistency allows easy flow within the skin, resulting in a smooth and natural appearance.

Juvéderm® ULTRA contains Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, which helps make the treatment process more comfortable.

Juvéderm replaces lost volume by replenishing the natural hyaluronic acid content of the skin.

Juvéderm Hydrate: Treatment to improve hydration, tone and elasticity of the skins surface. It is meant to restore the skin giving it a natural healthy glow by hydrating the skin from within. It is ideally used for treating the neck, face and hands but can also be used to plump out lines that are formed by dryness of the lip and loose skin underneath the eyes.

Juvéderm Ultra 2: Erases moderate lines, especially those around the lips and comers of the eyes and those very close to the surface of the skin.

Juvéderm Ultra 3: A highly cross-linked formulation for more versatility in contouring and volumising medium to deep facial lines and skin depressions, such as nasolabial folds. Also enhances lip contour and volume.

Juvéderm 4: "Thickest" of facial fillers, suitable for larger areas or deep wrinkling that need smoothing out.

WHAT IS VYCROSS™ TECHNOLOGY?

VYCROSS™ technology uses an innovative combination of low and high molecular weight HA* to improve the cross-linking efficiency of HA chains.

VOLUMA® , VOLBELLA® and VOLIFT® are the three latest fillers from Juvederm. They are formulated with a 90% low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and only 10% high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HMWHA). Most fillers are 100% High molecular weight hyaluronic acid.

BENEFITS OF VYCROSS™ TECHNOLOGY:

  • The filler is much smoother & natural looking
  • Easier to inject, therefore less pain when injecting
  • Difficult to perceive any filler in the skin
  • Results that can last up to 18 months.

This produces an ultra-smooth gel for a more natural look and feel, minimal swelling and bruising, as well as improved duration.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.

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VOLUMA™, VOLBELLA™, VOLIFT™

JUVEDERM® VOLUMA™

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JUVEDERM® VOLUMA™, is the only FDA approved filler specifically developed for the cheek area. Now we have a new treatment that can help correct age-related volume loss, in addition to the other JUVEDERM® products which help to smooth away wrinkles and folds in the lower-face.

JUVEDERM® VOLUMA™ is made with Allergan's proprietary VYCROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process which results in a smooth gel that flows easily and consistently. 

This unique formulation contributes to the lift capacity to correct volume loss in the cheek area which is caused by ageing.


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JUVEDERM® VOLUMA™ contains a small amount of lidocaine which helps to numb the area during treatment.

The most common side effects include temporary injection-site tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising & redness. They were predominantly moderate, with a duration of two to four weeks.

 

* Your new look can last up to 18 months

 


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JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA™

JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA™ is a new facial filler specifically designed for gently restoring natural-looking lip volume and defining lip contours. This new formulation results in less swelling and delivers a natural look and feel. The effect is instant and long lasting. It is clinically proven to last up to a year in the lips with a single 1 ml treatment.

JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA™ is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar found in your body which helps maintain volume and elasticity in the skin. It is broken down by the body in one or two days and is constantly replaced.

volbella-02However, as we age, this replacement mechanism diminishes and the moisturising and plumping effects of HA decrease. For this reason, HA is used in dermal filler procedures to help restore lost hydration and improve the skin's volume and texture.

What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which, through more efficient cross linking, produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT BEFORE TREATMENT?

Dr Geldenhuys will have an in-depth consultation to understand your concern and what facial features you would like to enhance. He will explain all the options to make sure that your treatment satisfies your expectations.


JUVEDERM® VOLIFT™

JUVEDERM® VOLIFT™ with Lidocaine the latest addition to the Juvéderm range of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers produced using the unique VYCROSS™ technology. This provides a versatile treatment option for patients who are looking for a discreet, natural look with minimal swelling and long-lasting result.

Over time, the cheeks, chin and jawline area can be impacted by the natural ageing process: a loss of volume or definition, and the appearance of 'static' wrinkles such as deeper nasolabial folds are among the key ageing concerns.

JUVEDERM® VOLIFT™ with Lidocaine is designed to smooth deep wrinkles for a refreshed look, as well as gently restoring natural-looking contours in the lower face.

Contouring and the treatment of deep skin depressions such as nasolabial folds, JUVEDERM® VOLIFT™ with Lidocaine provides a new treatment option estimated to deliver smooth, long-lasting results for up to 18 months.

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A more effective cross-linking allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling and a smoother, defined appearance that also gives a greater lift than other Hyaluronic Acid fillers.

It also includes Lidocaine to ensure a more comfortable application.

 

 

 

  • Effects are visible immediately after injection.
  • Our fillers are reversible and non-permanent, although with ongoing treatment the time interval between successive treatments will extend as skin repairs itself beneath the folds and creases.
  • Following your injection there may be some redness, bruising and swelling.
  • Side effects if they occur are usually mild or moderate and include swelling, tenderness at the injection site and lumps/bumps. These usually resolve in a few days.