Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid fillers used to plump wrinkles throughout the face, including the nasolabial folds (the lines that run diagonally from the nose to the mouth) , the cheeks and the wrinkles around the lips and around the eyes. These fillers are composed of a laboratory-created protein called hyaluronic acid, similar to the natural hyaluronic acid in your skin that contributes to youthful skin’s volume and fullness. The lab-created hyaluronic acid in these products has been modified slightly to last longer than your own hyaluronic acid. The differences in the products have largely to do with how long they last. They are mixed with a bit of Lidocaine to minimize discomfort during the injection. ® Ultra PlusPrevelle is pre-mixed with a small amount of Lidocaine to diminish the discomfort of the injection. The substance is quite uniform so the injections are very smooth. Because it already contains an anaesthetic agent, there is very little discomfort or bruising, making it truly possible to “inject today to look great tonight”. It lasts approximately 3-4 months.
Radiesse is composed of tiny microspheres containing calcium hydroxylapatite, a protein found in our teeth and bones. When injected, these microspheres form a scaffold through which our body’s own collagen grows. Because Radiesse stimulates collagen production, most patients see some permanent decrease in the injected areas even after the original filler has disappeared (normally 8-12 months). Although this varies from individual to individual, the chance to permanently diminish some of the wrinkles has made Radiesse an extremely popular filler. After injecting, we apply a cold compress. Some redness and swelling may be present for the first few hours. However, by the time you leave the office, you will unlikely have any discomfort.
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At Bella Vita we can enhance your lips by providing more volume and/or make the border more prominent. We use one of the smooth consistency gels made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps add volume and hydration.
For lip augmentation we recommend this to be done with regional nerve block since the lip tissue is more sensitive to interventions compared with other areas of the face.
The effect from the fillers may last 9-12 months. Results vary. No allergic test is required.
* Pricing done at consultation.