(The patients above were all treated by Robert T. Motazedi, M.D.)
Perlane®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvederm® are all dermal fillers. These fillers are a replacement for older collagen based fillers and offer patients a more natural and longer lasting result. Fillers are designed to replace volume and fill facial wrinkles around the mouth and in the nasal labial fold. Some of these products can be used to add fullness to the lips. All of these fillers do not contain animal byproducts or proteins; thereby eliminating the risk of animal based disease transmission and ethical objections. There is also no allergy testing needed because they are synthetically produced and are substances that are naturally found in the body. Dr. Motazedi administers these products and has been treating patients successfully with them for over seven years.
Perlane® and Restylane® are both manufactured from the same company. Made from the same compound, hyaluronic acid, these products are used in the parentheses around the mouth. Restylane® has a smaller gel particle size and can be used around the mouth and in the lips. These products can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve the look you desire. Juvederm® like Restylane® is made of hyaluronic acid and can also be used in the nasal labial folds and lips.
Hyaluronic fillers last much longer than the animal based collagen products and results can last from five to nine months depending upon the product used. Since the areas around the mouth are sensitive, Dr. Motazedi administers a dental block prior to treatment. Patients will experience a painless procedure with immediate effect and little or no downtime.
Radiesse® is a different type of dermal filler. It is made of calcium based micro-spheres suspended in a natural gel. Injected into the skin in a simple and minimally invasive manner Radiesse® works with your body by providing a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Due to the unique properties of the product one injection may be sufficient to achieve results that may last for one year or more. Radiesse® can be used to add volume to the cheek bones. The use of numbing paste and a local anesthetic may make the injections more comfortable.