Juvederm is a gel filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally present in the body and provides volume and structure to the skin. Juvederm can be used if you suffer from smile lines, marionette lines, or areas of volume loss. It works by replenishing the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid in targeted areas. Dr. Berardi injects Juvederm into facial features that exhibit signs of aging, particularly around the mouth. In clinical studies, this treatment has proven to last upwards of one full year.
Radiesse is hydroxyapatite, which is designed to turn back the hands of time by replenishing lost volume in the facial features. One of the main causes of wrinkles and fine lines is the loss of collagen. Radiesse is unique in that once it is injected, it provides structure for the skin and actually stimulates the growth of new collagen, providing a natural defense against more wrinkles and fine lines. Radiesse can target wrinkles and skin folds around your mouth, nose, and other areas of volume loss.
Restylane is similar to Juvederm in that it contains hyaluronic acid and can be used to add volume to the skin, particularly around the nose, eyes and mouth. Restylane is also approved for adding fullness to the lips, which can diminish with age.
If you feel that the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on your face is revealing your true age, you should know that there are treatment options to help you look youthful and vibrant. Dr. Berardi is proud to offer these versatile cosmetic surgery options so that all of his patients can look and feel their best. To learn more about dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse, contact our office at 480-397-0711 to schedule a consultation today. If you are seeking more comprehensive facial plastic surgery and body contouring, Dr. Berardi can also discuss other treatments such as eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty or breast augmentation in Scottsdale, AZ.