While genetics and the natural aging process are the two main reasons for facial volume loss, certain medications, sun exposure and lifestyle factors can all contribute to, or even speed up the process. If you would like to add or restore volume to your cheeks, temples or lips, dermal fillers are effective, non-surgical options. Utilizing the Juvéderm and Restylane family of products, Dr. Judge can address a variety of aesthetic concerns for lip or dermal fillers in San Francisco.
Juvéderm fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (H.A.), a synthesized version of a molecule that exists naturally in our own bodies. The Juvéderm family of fillers consists of:
- VOLUMA X.C. is tailored with distinct gel properties to add volume, creating lift and contour in the cheek area. VOLUMA is the longest lasting HA filler, which corrects age-related volume loss in the mid face for up to 2 years!*
- VOLLURE X.C. is a uniquely balanced gel that adds subtle volume to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results last up to 18 months!*
- VOLBELLA X.C. adds soft and subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of perioral lines. It is the longest lasting H.A. filler for lip lines, lasting up to 1 year!*
- ULTRA X.C. adds the desired range of fullness for plump, natural-looking lips and well as correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results last up to 1 year.*
- ULTRA PLUS X.C. is a robust gel that fills moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results last beyond a year!*
Restylane uses a flexible hyaluronic acid (H.A.) gel to instantly fill in areas on the face and hands where volume has been lost. The Restylane family of fillers consists of:
- LYFT helps lift and define the mid-face, correcting volume loss and enhancing contours. In addition to being a great choice for improving signs of aging in the cheeks, Lyft can also be used to treat facial wrinkles and folds. It is also now approved to rejuvenate the hands!*
- DEFYNE smooths deeper folds and wrinkles in the skin, including nasolabial folds. Formulated with cross-linked molecules, this gel contains tightly woven particles that help support your skin for enhanced wrinkle correction.*
- REFYNE offers subtle enhancements for lip augmentation and wrinkles and lines around the mouth. Restylane Refyne is formulated with the similar cross-linking technology, but with particles that are cross-linked in a looser way to give you even more flexibility and natural-looking outcomes. This product can be used for very superficial lines without causing lumpiness.*
- SILK specifically formulated for the lips and the area around the lips. Restylane Silk enhances lip volume, shape and symmetry. This formulation also smooths the vertical lines around the lips.*
Lip augmentation can be achieved with fat transfer, use of other tissues taken from the body or implants.* These implants have a natural appearance and are comprised of soft silicone. They are permanent implants, but they will not restrict your lip movement.
Visit our clinic in San Francisco or seek an appointment at (415) 409-9760 with our plastic surgeon to determine the best line of treatment. You can fill out the online contact us form to hear back from us.