Hyaluronic acid fillers are the fastest growing non-invasive facial procedures. It can be an over lunch procedure with no downtime. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after, but bruising and swelling can occur.
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar found naturally in our skin. It acts like a sponge. It retains water and adds volume to the skin. With aging, our own hyaluronic acid is lost. As a result, the skin loses volume, often resulting in thinned lips, facial wrinkles and folds. Filler injection replaces the lost hyaluronic acid from our skin, improving volume, texture and even color.
Hyaluronic acid filler degrades 100% over time. It can also be dissolved overnight by injecting an antidote (Hyaluronidase). No risk of being stuck with a result you don’t like!
We use the best fillers on the market: Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse. Fillers differ in formulation and one size definitely does not fit all.
Juvederm & Belotero
These are the top of the line hyaluronic acid products on the market. They contain lidocaine, an anesthetic to decrease discomfort when injecting.
Both Juvederm and Belotero have a wide range of products. For each area of the face we use a specific one:
- Juvederm XC
This soft hyaluronic acid is perfect for treating the fine wrinkles around the mouth without changing the size of the lips. It lasts about 1 year.
- Juvederm Volbella / Belotero Balance / Juvederm Ultra XC
These hyaluronic acids are specifically designed for the lips and the eyes. They do not expand as opposed to all the other hyaluronic acids. Volbella and Balance can be precisely dosed to fill in the lips and the dark hollow circles under the eyes. They are also used to add volume to the brows and the upper eyelids. Depending on the injection site, it can last between 1 and 2.5 years.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
This medium thickness hyaluronic acid has been specifically designed for the nasolabial folds. It does not only fill in the fold but also pushes up the cheeks. It lasts between 1 and 1.5 years.
- Juvederm Voluma
This is the thickest and most hydrophilic (it attracts water) hyaluronic acid used to re-volumize the face. Mostly used in the cheeks and the temples, but also in any area of the face where there is volume loss. It lasts between 1.5 and 2 years.
This is not a hyaluronic acid. Radiesse is calcium hydroxyapatite, a natural component of our bones. It is an excellent product for replacing volume everywhere in the face. The effect typically lasts between 1.5 and 2 years. The advantage of this product is that 30% will last forever and it stimulates new collagen formation.
Why choose us?
We only use the best and the safest products on the market.
Dr. Georgescu specializes in oculo-facial rejuvenation.