Dr. Berger is an expert with fat transfer, but for thinner patients who have no fat to graft, fillers rule! At our Beverly Hills cosmetic enhancement practice, some of our fillers last up to 2 years and longer–meaning less discomfort for both you and your wallet! And, Dr. Berger personally performs your injections–you won’t be treated by anyone else at our office. Here are three of the longest-lasting fillers we offer at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute.
Made of polymethylacrilate (PMMA), ArteFill® is injected deep into the skin for long lasting wrinkle reduction, as it is considered a collagen stimulator. It can be used on the smile lines (nasolabial folds), and to create both chin and lip augmentation. It can also be used to fill scars, such as acne or trauma scars. ArteFill® does require testing prior to injection. Among our Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery patients, Artefill® consistently achieves the highest level of patient satisfaction. Our patients still look very natural even 5 years after injection of ArteFill®, as Artefill® is truly a semi-permanent wrinkle filler.
Voluma®, like ArteFill®, provides both immediate and a long lasting results. It is the first, and only, injectable designed to correct sagging in the cheek area. As we age, the fat pad in the cheek descends on the face, resulting in a flat facial appearance. Voluma®, made of hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in youthful skin) plumps up the cheek area to lift the cheek and eliminate sagging and wrinkling beneath it, most noticeably in the jowls. Made by Allergan, the creators of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvéderm®, Voluma® results last, on average, from 18-24 months.
Sculptra® was originally created to treat AIDS patients who suffered from a gaunt appearance due to the wasting nature of the disease. It has become extremely popular as a long-lasting wrinkle filler, because it’s a collagen regenerator: it literally stimulates your skin’s fibroblasts to create new collagen. It’s best used for cheek hollows, smile lines, and depressions around the eyes. It can also be used to add fullness to the back of the hands. Sculptra® is delivered in a series of injections over two or three sessions. Because it is a collagen stimulator, results are not immediately visible but increase over time. Results can last up to three years.
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