Injectables for Face, Neck and Hands
Injectables for facial rejuvenation has become mainstream. When you aren’t ready for a facelift, Dr. Durkin can speak to you about our nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation. We offer a comprehensive menu of injectables for your face, neck, and hands to help you achieve a natural and more youthful appearance. Injectable therapy is a type of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are very popular with our patients!
However, many people share the perception that injectables are interchangeable, and that they “all do the same thing”. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Currently, there are a multitude of FDA approved injectables available on the market , and they each have specific characteristics and specific uses. We will review injectables including facial fillers and neurotoxins in detail. For additional information you may want to read, “What makes dermal fillers different from one another?”, where we focus specifically on the differences between popular dermal fillers.
Ocean Drive® Liquid Facelift
Dr. Durkin has developed a proprietary technique for nonsurgical combination therapy that provides superior natural-looking results without the need for surgery or laser therapy. He has combined his intrinsic artistic talent with his comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy with his remarkable experience with fillers and neuromodulators to develop the Ocean Drive Liquid Facelift®.
The first and only FDA approved injectable for neck rejuvenation. No surgery. No anesthesia. Kybella, formerly known as ATX-101, is a derivative of naturally occurring deoxcycholic acid.
Restylane® Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results. It is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation.
Best for stubborn lines above your lips, small wrinkles around your mouth and etched-in facial lines. Feels natural to the touch and allows normal movement and facial expressions.
Sculptra is a dermal filler therapy that was initially to treat patients with HIV who develop lipoatrophy. Sculptra base molecule is a substance called Poly-L-lactic acid. Unlike all other fillers & injectables, Sculptra does not offer immediate results.
Comparison of Fillers
While many of the pharmaceutical companies want you to believe that one filler is better than all others, in reality, it doesn’t work that way. Dermal facial fillers that are currently available in the United States represent a group of FDA-approved minimally invasive plastic surgery treatments. Each separate facial filler has specific properties that makes them unique in how they rejuvenate. In the end, there is “no best filler” for everyone, and one filler never fits every part of the human face.
Juverderm XC Ultra Plus
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.
As we age we can experience fat loss in our hands resulting in visible blood vessels and thin-looking hands. RADIESSE® is our go-to dermal filler for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. We are the Radiesse Hands Center of Excellence on the Treasure Coast.
Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L®. These injectables are hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. It is indicated to add fullness to the cheeks and mid face area.
Arnica montana is a plant that has a long tradition and history of use in folk lore and plant medicine. For plastic surgery patients and our injectable patients, Arnica montana is used to help reduce bruising and swelling after treatment.
Radiesse® is a calcium hydroxyapatite molecule that is designed to elevate, rejuvenate, and volumeize the aging face. Radiesse injections are a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure. The procedure offers instaneous results that last approximately a year or longer in our patients.Radiesse is best for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is the filler that instantly replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen.
Volbella is the newest dermal filler and joins the Allergan family of Juvederm products. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is best on the market for erasing lip lines and creating soft pouty looking lips without the fear of over plumping.
Restylane is the original hyaluronic acid filler, and is the most injected dermal filler in history. Injected into lipstick lines, corners of your mouth, marionette lines, laugh lines and more.
An injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
BellaFill & Artefill®
Artefill and Bellafill are the same product. These injectables have been rebranded so that Artefill is now called, Bellafill. These injectables are promoted by Suneva for wrinkles and acne scars.