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Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different? #3

In our third and final post for “Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different?” we are going to look at two other types of dermal fillers, Calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic-acid-based fillers.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (such as Radiesse) and poly-L-lactic-acid-based fillers (such as Sculptra) stimulate your own body to reproduce collagen to re-volumize your face.  Partial results from these types of fillers are visible right away, however what makes these fillers different than hyaluronic acid fillers is that they continue to work beneath the skin after you leave the office.  The creation of new collagen will continue over several weeks, and results are generally longer lasting, 1 year or more for Radiesse and 2 or more years for Sculptra.

These fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns, from deeper lines around the mouth to volume loss in the cheeks and hollows in temples.  Results vary, depending on which filler is used to help you to reach your goal.

When you are ready to schedule a complimentary consult with one of our highly sklled and trained injection specialists, please call 952.435.6565.  They will answer all of your questions and help you customize a plan that you are comfortable with, no pressure, no questionable sales tactics, just open and honest conversation about you and your goals.


Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different? #2

There are several types of dermal fillers and each is used for different purposes.  In our second post on our series about Botox and dermal fillers, we are going to look at hyaluronic acid based fillers.

Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found naturally in your body.  These dermal fillers are injected into the skin in order to smooth out lines, to fill in creases, or to add volume giving you a softer, more youthful look. Results are instant and can last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.

These types of fillers are extremely versatile.  They can be used to create volume in thin lips, minimize the appearance of fine lines and even deeper wrinkles around the lips and mouth, add volume to cheeks, help correct under eye hollows, and more.  In general, help create a more refreshed and youthful you!

While Botox relaxes over active muscles, dermal fillers soften lines and folds at rest and can add volume to areas that are get depleted as we age.  Although they provide different results, Botox and dermal fillers can be used alone or in conjunction with each other to enhance your natural beauty.

Interested in scheduling a personalized consultation with one of our skilled injection specialists? Call us at 952.435.6565. Jennifer Jeansson, RN, CANS and Angela Ciliberto, RN, DNC are excited to work with you to customize the plan that is right for you!

Results from hyaluronic acid fillers

Actual SkinSpeaks patients

Jaime Serbus 02.03.16 (1) BEFORE CROPPED

Jaime Serbus 05.10.16 (3) AFTER CROPPPED


Catherine Vandermyde 12.17.15 (2) BEFORE CROPPED

Catherine Vandermyde 01.14.16 (1) AFTER CROPPED


Angela lips B&A

Filler for Thought..

Do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror feeling like you look tired and physically pulling your skin back to make the wrinkles go away, or simply just wondering what happened to your face overnight?

WELL LET ME TELL YOU: Those deep nasolabial folds (smile lines) around the mouth and jowls have just caught up with you..It’s something we also refer to or is known as the “natural aging process.” With this process come multiple anatomical changes in the face such as: shrinking fat pads that cause volume loss in the mid-face and temples, re-absorption and shifting of bone and lastly, collagen breakdown in our skin which in the end all lead to those pesky depressed dark shadows, wrinkles, skin laxity and fullness in the lower face. 
 SO HERE IS THE TRUTH:  It’s not just about filling in this line or that line anymore, it is actually much much more!  More importantly, we recommended starting with volumizing the mid- face and cheek area first and here at Skin Speaks, we have just the right product for you!  Introducing the NEW and only FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is perfect for instantly adding volume back into the mid-face and cheeks which will also provide lift and beautiful contour lasting up to 2 years. 
 After volumizing the mid-face this will allow us to assess the amount of correction in the smile and marionette lines and then if appropriate we follow up with another hyaluronic acid filler, such as JuveDerm Ultra Plus XC for these “lines”. 
AND DON’T FORGET:  There are other great skin rejuvenation therapies available to diminish pigmented sun damage, fine lines, skin laxity and irregular textures of the skin that would be a beautiful compliment before or after your dermal filler!
Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about what changes are occurring in your face.  
Click here: http://www.juvederm.com/Views/ to learn how JuveDerm Voluma XC may be right for you!