A variety of injectable HAs are currently available include:
Belotero Balance, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, and Voluma. Each of these HA fillers has unique characteristics, which influence what location(s) on the face they are best injected, what level they should be injected in the skin, and their longevity after injection.
For example, Belotero and Restylane Silk are often used for the correction of shallow, fine lines. For improving fine lines around the lips and/or lip volume and/or structure, Restylane Silk, Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, and Belotero are commonly used. To reduce of the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Belotero Balance may be selected by your ASDS physician. Finally, cheek augmentation is most commonly performed with either Voluma or Restylane Lyft to create structure, elevate, and reposition the cheek into a more youthful appearance.
Outcomes and longevity vary from patient to patient and are influenced by the location of the injection, the individual properties of the hyaluronic acid filler, the age of the patient, and the individual characteristics of the patient’s skin. For example, results in the lips may last 6 months, but those in the nasolabial folds may last 9-12 months or longer. Voluma can last up to 24 months when injected in to the cheeks. After that time, additional injections are required to maintain the desired effect.
Your doctor will evaluate the areas of your face and/or lips needing improvement in lines, structure, and/or volume. Topical or injection numbing medication may be used for added comfort prior to your procedure. For additional patient comfort lidocaine, an anesthetic, is mixed with the many of the available injectable hyaluronic acids.