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Turn Back The Clock With Liquid Facelift
Liquid Facelift is truly the ultimate nonsurgical art form in facial cosmetic enhancement. Over time, our face loses volume and our facial muscles tighten. We develop wrinkles, frown lines, and laxity of the facial skin. By pairing Botox Cosmetic® and injectable fillers, Dr. Glavey can bring back a more youthful contour and a more relaxed look to the face. This “Liquid Lift” is the answer for many people who are not interested in plastic surgery.
When considering non-surgical rejuvenation on an aging face, it is necessary that Dr. Glavey reviews the geometric dimensions of the patient's face. There are 3 dimensions that are taken into consideration: the "Y" axis, which is the total vertical height of the face from scalp to chin, the "X" axis, which is the measurement of the horizontal width of the face, and the "Z" axis, which if the forward (anterior) projection of the face from the insertion of the ears forward. While the vertical ("Y" axis) dimension of the face rarely changes with time, the horizontal ("X" axis), decreases in width, and the Z axis decreases in size. The loss of the “Z” axis is often referred to as loss of facial volume. Much of the loss of volume in the face is due to loss or movement of the fat pockets of the cheeks and temples. Thinning of the boney structures of the face, a natural process, also contributes to the loss of facial volume.
The second consideration in rejuvenation is the assessment of the consequences of long-term muscle activity. In essence, muscle activity which tends to draw the observer's eyes in an upward position is desirable. Muscle activity which tends to draw the eyes downward is undesirable. An example of this is seen when one observes the progressive downward movement of the corners of the mouth over time.
Sculptra™, Radiesse, Restylane, JUVÉDERM™, & Evolence™
Non-surgical facial contouring is a process where dermal fillers are injected into areas of the face to improve, enhance or restore volume helping to take years off your age or improve your overall appearance. The procedure can last six months to two or eight years depending on the product and area of the face treated. Dr. Glavey and the physicians at AlphaDerm are leading experts in the use of injectable fillers for lines, wrinkles, volume replenishment, and contour defects.
Sculptra® us a unique re-volumizing agent made of a carbohydrate called poly-lactic acid. Sculptra® stimulates collagen regrowth in areas of volume loss. Sculptra® can be used to gradually increase skin thickness and thereby replenish volume in the hollows of the cheeks, the temples, the jawline, the area around the mouth, and on the back of the hands. The effects of Sculptra® last about 4-8 years.
Radiesse® dermal filler may be used in an array of treatments ideal for correcting the signs of aging or adding natural contours to the face – without invasive surgery.
Radiesse® uses advanced, calcium-based microsphere technology to deliver soft, natural-looking results you can see immediately. it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen, so you’ll continue to look more youthful and attractive over time. In fact for many patients, the benefits of treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler may last up to a year or more.
Restylane® is a dermal filler that adds volume within the skin. It consists of hyaluronic acid, which exists naturally in your body to provide volume and fullness to your skin. As you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid diminishes resulting in lines, wrinkles and loss of volume in your skin.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® replaces lost volume and restores youthful contours to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
After treatment with Restylane, the hydrophillic, or “water loving,” nature of the hyaluronic acid molecules allows them to bind many times their own weight in water as they slowly break down. This process helps maintain volume for about 6 months.
EVOLENCE® dermal filler represents a breakthrough in treating the effects of aging by replacing the collagen you've lost with collagen that lasts. EVOLENCE® can immediately improve and refresh your appearance by smoothing out and softening unwanted wrinkles and folds, and restoring structure and facial contour in volume-depleted areas. These immediate results last for at least 6 months.
EVOLENCE® dermal filler is made of natural collagen, one of the most prevalent materials in your body. The advanced collagen in EVOLENCE® has been naturally cross- linked, so it mimics the 3-dimensional structure of your skin's own collagen. This allows it to integrate beautifully and support your skin's own existing collagen network by adding structure, strength, and volume for a natural look and feel that last.
JUVÉDERM™ injectable gel is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler produced with innovative HYLACROSS™ technology, which combines a high concentration of hyaluronic acid with a high degree of cross-linking, creating a 3D matrix. This robust network structure increases the resistance to enzymatic degradation. HYLACROSS™ technology results in a smooth, natural look and feel for patients.
Juvéderm™ is the first smooth-consistency gel formulation and is the only hyaluronic acid filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year.
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