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Selphyl System: The Vampire Facelift

Selphyl Procedure

What is a Vampire Facelift? Manufactured by Aesthetic Factors, and developed in 2009, Selphyl is a technology which injects the patient’s own blood as a facial filler, to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles due to aging. Selphyl is a nonsurgical procedure, as other injectable fillers, and although it is synonymous with the catchy term Vampire Facelift, it is …

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Artefill Dermal Filler

Artefill Injections

Artefill is an injectable dermal filler, made of synthetic microspheres and bovine (cow) collagen.  It is a permanent facial filler used primarily to treat nasolabial creases, lines, and folds in the face, which is created from the degradation of the body’s collagen.  Artefill is an improved version of the facial treatment Artecoll.  Artefill was approved for use in the United …

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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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