Five Restylane Fillers and When to Use Them

The Restylane line of dermal fillers offers multiple formulations to suit a variety of needs. All of the Restylane fillers feature hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body. Hyaluronic acid provides moisture and elasticity to the skin for a youthful, radiant glow.

At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater, Florida, we offer a full range of Restylane cosmetic treatments. Here, we’ll cover the difference between five Restylane fillers so that you can find the best option for you. 

Restylane

Restylane is the original hyaluronic acid dermal filler in this line. It’s designed to add volume and fullness to the skin to minimize the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Additionally, Restylane is an FDA-approved treatment for lip enhancement. Read More

Three Steps to Choosing the Right Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment for a wide variety of skin concerns, but with a large range of different fillers available today it can be tricky to find the perfect one for you. Here, we’ll cover the first three steps to take in choosing the right dermal filler for you. 

Step 1: Decide what skin concern(s) you want to address.

Generally speaking, dermal fillers smooth, plump, and lift the skin, making it appear more youthful, but different dermal fillers are appropriate for different areas of the face and body. You should select a dermal filler based on the specific area that you want treated.  Read More

Combining Juvederm Ultra and Botox for Optimum Results

Palm Harbor Medical Spa

Dermal fillers and Botox have been the gold standard for adding volume and reducing wrinkles for over a   decade, but have you considered using the two together? Combining Juvederm Ultra and Botox in one treatment session can give you some excellent results that you can’t achieve with one or the other alone.

What Juvederm Ultra Does 

Juvederm Ultra is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is appropriate for use in the cheeks, mouth, and lips. The dermal filler smooths out fine lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial folds (laugh or frown lines) and the lips and mouth. While the dermal filler plumps the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in these areas, it does not prevent the lines and wrinkles from coming back but does help build collagen.  Results may vary but typically lasts for about a year.   Read More

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin: Choosing the Right Treatment

If you have begun to see signs of aging, you might be wondering what you can do to turn back the clock. Most people have heard of Botox and its ability to erase lines and wrinkles on the forehead, brows, and eyes, but there are two other treatments available, Dysport and Xeomin, which should also be considered.

Similarities

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all work in much the same way. All three of these treatments use a neurotoxin called botulinum-A. This active ingredient relaxes the facial muscles that make repetitive folds of the skin, which in turn causes lines and wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, the lines and wrinkles have an opportunity to heal themselves and become much less noticeable. The results of all three products are about the same, lasting about six months. Read More

Four Juvederm Fillers and When to Use Them

Tarpon Springs Medical Spa

When you want to erase or discourage the signs of aging without surgical procedures, dermal fillers can be an excellent option. Juvederm offers four different dermal fillers that can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles. Which dermal filler you use depends on the type of lines and wrinkles that you are trying to erase. Here are the four Juvederm fillers that we offer and when they are appropriate.

Juvederm XC

Juvederm XC is a dermal filler that is most used to treat marionette or smile lines. These lines are caused by repeated facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, or frowning. Juvederm XC will immediately smooth out these lines and wrinkles, and results last for up to one year. Read More

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport: Choosing the Right Neurotoxin Injection

When you are just starting to see the signs of aging, it can be confusing looking at all of the available anti-aging treatments. One of the go-to treatments for those just starting to see lines and wrinkles are neurotoxin injections such as Botox. While Botox is well known in the cosmetic world, its two competitors are not as well known. Here are the differences between them and how to choose the right one for you.

What They Are

All three of these injectables—Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin—have the same active ingredient. All three of these injectables use a neurotoxin to completely relax the muscles in the targeted area. The relaxation of the muscles lasts some time, which gives the skin a chance to recover while the folding of the skin is not occurring. Read More

Three Benefits of Dysport for Men

Too many people consider Dysport to be only for women, but there are several benefits of Dysport for men, as well. Like women, men are also concerned about aging and their appearance. The most common areas for men to treat with Dysport are forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Dysport uses the same neurotoxin found in Botox to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Here are three benefits of Dysport for men.

Subtle Improvements

Dysport allows for subtle improvements to your appearance without feminizing your look. Other products such as Botox and Xeomin are more likely to produce dramatic and sometimes feminine results, yet Dysport makes only subtle changes that improve your appearance without really making a dramatic change. People will notice that you look younger, but they might not be able to pinpoint why. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Revanesse Versa

Revanesse Versa is the newest dermal filler approved by the FDA, and it is now available at Ultimate Image. There are a lot of dermal fillers on the market, but none compare to Revanesse Versa. This dermal filler has some unique properties that make it highly effective for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Learn what you need to know about this powerful dermal filler.

Why It’s Unique

Like many dermal fillers, Revanesse Versa uses hyaluronic acid particles in a suspension to add volume to the face. Unlike other dermal fillers, Versa uses wet milling technology and uniquely spherical and uniform hyaluronic acid particles. The combination of these in the proprietary formula creates results that are more uniform and natural than other dermal fillers. Read More

Fillers Are the Instant Fountain of Youth

It can be very frustrating to look in the mirror and see the signs of aging. Wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines between the brows, loss of volume in the cheeks, and a drooping of the mouth can all affect your overall appearance. You may reach a point where you don’t recognize yourself. Although you don’t like the effects of aging, you may be wary of plastic surgery. Fillers are a great way to address these issues in a noninvasive and almost immediate way.

What Fillers Can Do

Dermal fillers can do a number of things for your face. There are quite a few different fillers available, each with its own unique goals and functions. Most dermal fillers work by replacing volume loss or smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. You can use dermal fillers to address signs of aging in the brow line and along the eyes, laugh lines, cheek volume loss, volume loss in the lips, and wrinkles around the mouth. Read More

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin: Their Similarities and Differences

If you are struggling with wrinkles between the brows or crow’s feet, you may be considering an injectable to eliminate those fine lines. Once upon a time, Botox was one of the only solutions for these wrinkles. Today there are three primary options for these lines: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. All three will give you similar results, but they are different in some ways.

Active Ingredient

All three of these injectables have the same active ingredient. These injections use a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, which relaxes the muscles in the face. This relaxation of the muscles allows for folds in the skin (wrinkles) to be smoothed out.

Botox and Dysport have additional active ingredients such as proteins that will help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles for a longer period of time. These additional ingredients help to slough old skin and smooth out the skin as new cells grow. This allows your results from Botox and Dysport to last longer. Read More