Artefill & Radiesse at Las Vegas Laser & Lipo
Wrinkles and lines can rob you of your youthful appearance. Most people lose a teaspoon of facial volume per year after age 25. As the skin loses support, wrinkles and hollows occur leading to the typical appearance of aging. Artefill and Radiesse at Las Vegas Laser & Lipo, are FDA approved fillers to help you to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and volume deflation. They can even be used to reshape your nose without surgery sometimes.
Artefill is a long lasting gel filler, consisting of millions of microspheres of a synthetic polymer known as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) suspended in highly purified cow collagen. It is most commonly used to soften laugh and smile lines, but Dr. Z uses this material to extensively re-volumize your temples, brows, frown, hollows under your eyes, chin and jawline–doing a non-surgical “liquid lift”.
Artefill, which contains numbing, is injected both superficially under the skin or deeply into the tissue. The cow collagen component corrects the lines and wrinkles temporarily. After the treatment, the millions of PPMA microspheres activate your own collagen production and offer a support matrix to your tissue and skin. Your body creates and keeps more collagen over the next 3 to 6 months in response to PMMA. Artefill treatments can last more than 5 years. A skin test on your arm is required to prove you are not allergic to the cow collagen carrier gel before it is injected into your face.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that incorporates calcium hydroxyapatite (a liquid precursor of bone in all our bodies) and a synthetic carboxymethylcellulose carrier gel. Upon injection, the calcium hydroxyapatite compound offers a foundation for the growth of collagen while the gel supports the skin and is gradually absorbed by your body.
Artefill and Radiesse have many of the same benefits. First and foremost, both treatments are more dense and last longer than water soluble Hyaluronic Acid Gels like Juvederm and Restylane (usually 1 year or more for Radiesse, and up to five years for Artefill ). Additionally they both have a short recovery time. You put on your makeup before you leave the office and simply ice to minimize swelling and bruising. Radiesse must be replaced as it is entirely absorbed by the body. Artefill is merely reinforced as your body continues to lose volume.
Both fillers are used everywhere on the face except the body of the lips-where they might clump, and both fillers work additively with other treatments like Botox, laser resurfacing, the Vampire (PRP) Lift and treatment of pigment and vascular issues. HA Gels, while not as dense, are still perfect for lip and ear lobe augmentation and correction of depressed scars.
Dr. Z was a founding member of the Liquid Lift organization, injects dozens of syringes of filler per week and teaches other clinicians how to inject. Las Vegas Laser & Lipo perform both these treatments at a very reasonable cost so that patients can afford to use the volume of filler they need to achieve “full correction”-their most youthful and natural outcome. Many times LVLL is about half the price of clinics in Los Angeles, and other parts of the country, so patients can come to Vegas and their privacy or a vacation for the same or less money than they’d have spend at home.
To restore your natural, youthful appearance, call today for a consultation – (702) 360-6686