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Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Procedure

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004, Sculptra dermal filler has been used in Europe since 1999, and is also known as New-Fill, or New Filla.  It is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, and is approved to treat deep folds and wrinkles between the nose and mouth, or nasolabial creases.  Sculptra is also used for facial lipoatrophy, or loss of …

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Radiesse A Longer-Lasting Dermal Filler

Radiesse Injection

Radiesse, formerly named Radiance, is a facial volumizer made of calcium-based particles, which are suspended in gel.  It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for use on nasolabial folds and creases.  It is a dermal filler which is injected deeper into the skin, and can last a year or more, while stimulating the body to produce …

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LaViv Facial Dermal Filler

Laviv Procedure

LAVIV is a relatively new facial dermal filler which is made of autologous (your own) cells.  Developed by Fibrocell Science, and approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 2011, LAVIV is the first and only personalized cell therapy approved for aesthetic, cosmetic use.  It is approved to treat nasolabial folds and wrinkles primarily, but the technology behind LAVIV may lead …

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Fat Injection as a Cosmetic Facial Filler

Facial Fat Injection

A medical procedure which involves extracting fatty tissue from your own body (autologous tissue), and injecting it into the facial area in order to decrease facial wrinkles, is called fat injections, fat grafting, fat transfer, fat transplantation, and microlipoinjection. The fat cells removed from your buttocks, stomach or thighs is injected into the dermal layer of the face, beneath wrinkles, …

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Dermalive Filler

Dermalive Injections

Dermalive, manufactured by Dermatech, is a cosmetic facial filler made of hyaluronic acid with acrylic hydrogel particles. It is considered a semi-permanent facial filler, lasting several years as opposed to several months. It has however, been banned in the United States since 2003, and it’s license as a medical product was suspended in France. Dermalive was a brilliant idea in …

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Hydrelle (Elevess) Dermal Filler

Hydrelle Injections

Marketed by Coapt Systems, Inc., and manufactured by Anika Therapeutics, Hydrelle (formerly known as Elevess), was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2009 for use in the United States. Hydrelle is a hyaluronic based dermal filler, complete with lidocaine, making injections more comfortable,and used to create volume in the skin, decreasing deeper facial lines and wrinkles. How It …

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Vitrase, The Mistake Corrector

Vitrase Injections

Sometimes facial dermal fillers do not provide the desired results, due to the lack of doctors’ expertise injecting, the type of dermal filler used, the skin type, or the area that was treated. A remedy of these injection mistakes is Vitrase, a brand of hyaluronidase. Vitrase can be injected into the previous dermal filler sites, to disperse the unwanted filler …

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Elevess Dermal Filler

Elevess Injections

Elevess is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler used for lines and wrinkles in the facial area. It is manufactured by Anika Therapeutics, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2009, for use in the United States. The name Elevess was changed to Hydrelle because it sounded too much like another dermal filler Evolence, which was being …

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Restylane Family Of Products

Restylane Injections

Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L are all a family of products manufactured by Q-Med AB, a Swedish biotechnology company. Restylane was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003, for use on nasolabial folds, and is the first and only FDA approved injected dermal filler for enhancing lips. Restylane is the most studied dermal filler, with over ten years …

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Puragen/Puragen Plus Dermal Filler

Puragen Injections

Puragen and Puragen Plus are facial dermal fillers which are bacterially derived of non-animal hyaluronic acid, used to add volume to the skin, smooth wrinkles and lines in the face, and also used to enhance the lip area. The FDA has not yet approved Puragen products by Mentor Corporation/Johnson and Johnson for use in the United States, but they are …

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