March 2021 Features Content
Posted February 24, 2021
If you have been contemplating filler, now is the time! For a limited time only and while supplies last through Allē, you can purchase a $125 gift card to be used on filler for only $50! You will also receive double points when you add Botox to your appointment, which means you get an extra $40 to go toward your next treatment!*
Sitting in the number two most popular spot for nonsurgical treatments, right behind Botox, is injectable fillers. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons injectable fillers continue to rise in their popularity. What can we expect in the future regarding our volume-enhancing love affair?
- Restylane introduced a new filler, Kysse, for the lips. This injectable product is FDA approved and is used to address volume and fine lines in the lips with minimal swelling. It can be used to create contour and has a natural feel to it. Galderma conducted a “Kissability Study” where it was reported that 73% of patients’ partners reported a more natural or kissable feel.
- Juvederm Voluma received FDA approval to be used in the chin and along the jawline. Voluma has previously been used to enhance the cheeks and midface. This is the first time a filler has been approved to be used outside of the lip and cheek areas. A contoured jawline and chin enhancement can be done with beautiful results using Juvederm Voluma.
- Clinical trials continue to be done for FDA approval with new injectable fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane will have to move over for some new volume enhancers distributed by Revance called RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4. They are currently available in Europe and are hoping to move stateside soon. They have fewer chemical modifications and cross-linking in longer chains of hyaluronic acid. Simply put, they are made with fewer modifications, therefore they more closely resemble the natural results seen by the hyaluronic acid in our body. These fillers can be used for contouring the face and adding subtle volume without looking “overdone”. Something to look forward to!
- Using Fat to Fill: Fat transfers are becoming more common and can add subtle volume to the face. A facelift procedure may include adding fat around the mouth to replace volume that is lost during the aging process.
- The microdroplet injection technique, using small microdoses of filler or neurotoxin, can be used in different areas of the face to add volume or smooth out fine lines. This is becoming a popular method of injection. MicroTox® is used for tightening of the face, jaw, and neck as well as smooths pores, reduces facial flushing, and decreases sebum production. NasalTox® is used for nasal slimming.
We look forward to seeing what is next in the fabulous world of fillers!
SPA TIP: What is the difference between Retinol and Retinoids?
All retinoids are a derivative of the potent antioxidant Vitamin A which can tell your skin cell receptor sites to behave like new, healthy skin cells.
Retinol is the “over the counter” version and works more gradually than retinoids. It will usually take weeks before you start to see a result, but they do stimulate collagen production. Retinols are typically less expensive than Retinoids.
Retinoids are the prescription-strength version of the derivative Vitamin A. These are typically recommended for chronic acne or anti-aging. Retinoids work faster and are more aggressive, having a higher concentration of retinoic acid. This works great to boost collagen production and exfoliate the skin.