A lot of women and men feel young and fresh, but are worried that they look tired, wrinkly and old. Unfortunately it’s a normal part of aging; as we get older our skin begins to lose volume and sag, causing lines and wrinkles.
The good news is that there is something you can do about it! Refresh MD offers some of the most popular dermal fillers on the market: Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Teosyal®. The main ingredient in these three dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring compound in the skin and connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid serves the role of locking in moisture, which prevents wrinkles and lines caused by dehydrated skin.
These products can help you achieve a smooth, refreshed and natural-looking skin. Discover the beauty of dermal fillers with a free consultation at Refresh MD.
Like Restylane®, Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler, but it’s developed using different filtration and molecule manipulation techniques. Both are virtually capable of achieving the same results. Individual doctors, nurses and specialists may have preferences for using one filler over the other depending on the treatment area and the client’s needs, but generally speaking both treatments do a great job of filling in lines and adding volume to various areas of your face.
Juvéderm® also offers a family of products, including the popular Juvéderm Ultra® which is a thicker filler, similar to Perlane®.
Restylane® has been helping people smooth out their wrinkles since 1998. It’s proven to be one of the most popular dermal fillers, as it’s been used in more than 20 million treatments. An injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid, it delivers instant results that can last up to a year. Restylane® offers a family of products tailored for specific areas of the face. Perlane® for example is a thicker filler with a higher molecular weight, so it’s better for treating areas that require a denser filler, like your smile lines, or for adding volume to your cheek bones.
Emervel® is a multi-functional dermal filler that has been developed for the treatment of moderate wrinkles: It softens nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines and is suitable to treat tear troughs (under eye hollows). Composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a molecule found naturally in the body, Emervel® has been available in Europe since 2011 and is now approved for use in Canada. What’s more, this filler contains lidocaine for increased comfort. Because no two people are alike, this product employs a unique process called Optimal Balance TechnologyTM which allows for a more seamless integration customized to the specific concerns of the patient. Studies confirm that results are immediate and can last up to 18 months, leaving patients with a fresh, long-lasting and youthful appearance.
Teosyal® is composed of one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market. Like the other dermal fillers we carry, it has a full line of products that cover the range of needs, from smoothing out fine lines to adding volume to the contours of the face.
Teosyal® also offers a unique dermal filler called Redensity I. This product differs from Restylane® and Juvéderm® because it essentially uses a mix of injectable and mesotherapy techniques. Redensity I contains hyaluronic acid like other dermal fillers, but it also includes amino acids, antioxidants, two minerals and one vitamin.
This product is not meant to fill in deep wrinkles and lines. As the only filler that can be injected into the dermis (middle layer of the skin), Redensity I is intended to improve the density of your skin and restore your skins ability to reflect light.
Revanesse® Kiss is a Canadian-made dermal filler designed to add definition and volume to lips while helping patients achieve a soft and subtle look. The treatment also contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) available on the market today, offering unprecedented results. Revanesse® Kiss is the ideal dermal filler solution for patients looking for a natural look.
This popular dermal filler—known better as a volumizing filler to distinguish it from hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm®—works by adding volume and structure to your skin to diminish the signs of aging. In addition, Radiesse® also stimulates further collagen production. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the skin that builds skin strength and elasticity.
Radiesse® can be used to reduce wrinkles by restoring facial volume. It can be used in your cheeks, jaw and contours of the face among other areas. Radiesse® has the unique benefit of providing immediate results and over time stimulates the production of collagen.
At Refresh MD, we understand that all these options can be overwhelming, but don’t worry. Aesthetic consultants will sit down with you one-on-one to discuss your needs and recommend the products that are most suitable for you. Book a consultation with one of our aesthetic consultants today, it’s free and there’s no obligation.
Here’s a list of some of the areas where Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Teosyal® dermal filler can be used:
- Lines from nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds or smile lines)
- Lines from mouth to chin (melomental folds or marionette lines)
- Lines between eyebrows (frown lines)
- Small vertical lines above and below the lips
- In the lips for volume and definition
- To restore volume to cheekbones or cheeks
- To add volume and better define your jawline and chin
- Under the eyes to reduce dark circles
The secret wrinkle fighting weapon in dermal fillers is the main ingredient: hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring compound in the skin and connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid serves the role of locking in moisture. The loss of hyaluronic acid as we age causes the skin to become dehydrated, contributing to wrinkles and lines.
You will see instant results as the gel replaces lost volume to fill and lift the desired area. You may continue to notice an improvement in your look for the first two weeks—at which time you’ll achieve the final result.
Course of treatment
The treatment begins with the application of a topical anaesthetic and/or ice to numb the injection site. Your doctor or nurse will then use a fine needle to place the injectable gel directly under your skin. The treatment is quick and easy, lasting anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated.
Depending on the area treated, your skin, and the injection technique, one treatment of Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Teosyal® will typically last around six months. In some cases the results could last as long as a year. The thicker versions of Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Teosyal® dermal fillers tend to last longer, usually around nine months.
With the Refresh MD Maintenance Program, you’ll be able to continue looking your best for less. Here’s how the program works:
|Day 1||Week 2||Month 6||Month 12|
|Full treatment.||Follow-up for any necessary touch-ups1||Maintenance treatment2.||Maintenance treatment2.|
1Will be determined by your registered nurse during your follow-up treatment. 2A maintenance treatment is approximately 50% of your treatment for a full area. Dosage may vary depending on the patient's metabolism, skin type and lifestyle. Amount to be used will be determined by your registered nurse to ensure you receive the treatment best-suited to your needs. Refer to your preferred Refresh MD clinic for more details.
After the 12 month mark, you only have to return every 9 to 12 months for maintenance treatments in order to keep your refreshed look. The Refresh MD Maintenance Program is the best way to get the most out of your treatments—keeping your youthful appearance at a fraction of the cost.