fillersimage1Dermal fillers do exactly that: fill and restore volume, thereby reviving your natural beauty whenever you feel the need. The process of filling can restore definition to areas such as the lips and diminish lines and wrinkles. Derived from natural products such as collagen or hyaluronic acid, fillers are injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold.

Once in the skin, the filler creates volume, resulting in a healthier, more vital appearance. Injections to the lips can restore a more natural and/or sensuous look. Most commonly, it is possible to smooth and fill the folds around the mouth, cheek and lips. The furrow between the brows is also popular, and a combination of a filler with Botox can provide maximum benefit. Since they occur naturally in the body and dissolve over time, these products are safe.

The correction should last approximately six to eight months depending on the area treated, and can continue as long as a year.

Dr. Richard Ferrara, Jr. personally performs every injection at the Skin & Laser Center of Grosse Pointe. A board-certified dermatologist, he has consistently held the standard of PLATINUM LEVEL injector as defined by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox. Dr. Richard Ferrara, Jr. is the only physician in the Detroit Metro area that is a platinum level injector for Allergan. He is also editors choice in StyleLine Magazine

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.

Everyone will notice, but no one will know.

What is Restylane?
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These products can be used individually to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

Restylane is also FDA approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years, and is uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition

What is Perlane?
Perlane, like  Restylane, is a dermal filler and is a long-lasting gel that, once injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle, lift and add volume and help diminsh fine lines. Made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, it is a completely safe treatment. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane simply supplements the body’s age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump-up the lip or to raise the skin and ‘fill in’ the particular wrinkle being treated.

The difference between Restylane and Perlane is the size of the particle (with Perlane containing more hyaluronic acid). This means that Perlane does a better job of filling deep lines while Restylane is used in fine lines or in thin skinned people.

These products last for between six and nine months, although individuals will have varied results.

Perlane is an excellent treatment for wrinkle correction, lip enhancement, smile lines and deep folds.

What is Kybella?
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.