Chicago Hyaluronic Acid Juvederm Restylane Injectable Fillers

Technique: A natural or synthetic biocompatible material, or the patientís own fat, is injected or implanted in the lips. One injection is usually sufficient to produce the desired result, which may be temporary, depending on the material used.

Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injections may need to be repeated periodically. Proper placement of the injected material is important. AlloDerm, a natural collagen sheet made from donated skin, is inserted through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth. Once the AlloDerm implant is in place, it eventually becomes integrated with the natural tissues. Gore-Tex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE are other synthetic implant options. Further options include:

         Autologen - injectable dermal implant material made from the patientís own skin.

         Dermalogen - injectable Human Tissue Matrix (HTM) procured from donor tissue.

.         Cymetra - injectable human collagen which does not require skin testing and lasts 3-6 months.

         Fascia - injectable donor tissue made from the dense white connective tissue that supports body structure. Can also be done as a surgical implant.

         HylaForm -injectable Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Fillers donor tissue made up of a molecular component of the human body.

         Restylane - crystal-clear injectable gel; the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is very close to that naturally found in the body.

.         Radiesse - thin creamy injectable substance; hydroxyapetite is similar to that normally found in teeth and bones.  It can last 2-5 years.

Another augmentation choice is laser lip rejuvenation, which tightens the natural collagen and elastic tissue beneath the lips.

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