VOLUMA / VOLLURE / VOLBELLA / JUVÉDERM XC
At Newport Aesthetics, we proudly carry these Allergan products.
Wrinkles, lines, furrows, hollows – aging sure has a lot of baggage! While aging is a natural process that brings with it new perspectives, life lessons and experiences, it doesn’t mean we have to accept everything about it. At Newport Aesthetics, we only have the best to offer – our chosen line of premium fillers is JUVÉDERM (there’s a whole family of them). This is the #1 filler in the US. This industry-leading brand offers a wide range of products (Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, and Juvederm XC) so that you can pick and choose what you want to show about your age and what can wait just a little bit longer!
What is a filler?
Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth fine lines and deep creases, or enhance facial contours. Millions of men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
There are many types of fillers (see FAQs for more details) on the market. Only a consultation with our clinical team will determine which one is best for you.
What is JuvÉderm?
‘JUVÉDERM’ in the Aesthetics industry used to refer to hyaluronic acid fillers that simply filled in lines and plumped up lips. JUVÉDERM is a product line under Allergan (makers of BOTOX) that initially only addressed lines and lips.
In this rapidly-expanding Aesthetics industry, JUVÉDERM has grown to include an entire family of state-of-the art fillers that all have unique properties. Each product in the JUVÉDERM collection adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural-looking and long-lasting. The consistency of the gel has been perfected to smooth away wrinkles and folds in a way that mimics the plushness and softness of naturally youthful skin. No wonder JUVÉDERM is the #1 best-selling filler in the US! Our clients see immediate improvements in smile lines and the ‘parentheses’ around the nose and lips (think plumper), with visibly more volume and lift in the cheeks and neck areas. It can be combined with BOTOX to smooth out those tough to treat wrinkles!
No fish lips please!
Our physicians will choose the best JUVÉDERM® product (Voluma, Vollure, or Volbella, or Juvéderm XC) that is best suited for you. You will never be ‘over-filled’ if you want to restore your lips to the way they were. Nobody will ever know you had a ‘filler’ treatment because you are just getting back to the younger you! Shhh…at Newport Aesthetics, we promise to keep it all a secret. If you do want some va-voom and let your lips lead the way…we can play that game too! Come in for a complimentary consultation.
Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth fine lines and deep creases, or enhance facial contours. Over the last few years, more than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
How Can Fillers Enhance My Appearance?
While fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth. (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump & enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
What are Fillers at Newport Aesthetics Made With?
There are a variety of FDA-approved filler products that we use to achieve an individual patient’s goals. Each is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. In general, fillers are categorized by the substance they are made from. A note for your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA-approved, brand name fillers, which are only available through a licensed physician – yes, doctor!!
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Certain HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved HA fillers offered at Newport Aesthetics include: Juvederm XC, Voluma, Vollure and Volbella. Others that are available elsewhere are: Belotero, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane).
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in our bones. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are very tiny, almost microscopic, and suspended in a smooth gel. The consistency of a calcium hydroxylapatite filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler, and the results will typically last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Calcium hydroxylapatite is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production, and it is typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles. There is one FDA-approved calcium hydroxylapatite filler: Radiesse.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible (meaning it is safe to use in the body), biodegradable synthetic substance. It has been used for many years in a number of medical devices, such as dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-lactic acid fillers are considered “semi-permanent,” as the results typically last more than 2 years, and can help stimulate collagen production. As a thicker filler material, Poly-L-lactic acid is typically used to treat deeper facial wrinkles. The one FDA-approved Poly-L-lactic acid fillers is Sculptra Aesthetic.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, biocompatible substance that has been used in medicine for much of the last century. When used in dermal fillers, PMMA takes the form of a “microsphere” or tiny ball, that remains beneath the skin indefinitely to provide continued support. PMMA fillers will also contain collagen, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides structure and firmness. There is one FDA-approved PMMA filler: Bellafill (formerly known as Artefill).
Why Choose Newport Aesthetics for Filler Treatments?
When selecting an injector for injectable treatments, give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure. Even though it is non-surgical, filler treatment is still a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skill to ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results. You’ll want to choose an injector with an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye (look at how they groom themselves), and a surgeon’s skill and precision.
Whomever you choose, make sure your injector has a proven background in cosmetic medicine as well as training and substantial experience performing filler injections. Ask to see Before & After photos of each potential provider’s patients. If an R.N. or physician’s assistant will be performing your injections, that person should be working closely under the supervision of a qualified physician, preferably board-certified.
What to Expect During Treatment
Filler injections are non-surgical and typically completed during an office visit. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet with your injector to discuss your concerns and goals.
During your consultation, your injector will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, you need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results. For instance, you need to tell your injector if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, as these increase the likelihood of bruising.
Your injectable filler treatment
Just before treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment. Your injector will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but your cosmetic surgeon may ask you to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.
How Long Do the Results Last?
How long the effects of dermal filler treatments will last varies widely, depending on the product used, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last, although this is not a hard and fast rule. To maintain your results, your injector can repeat treatment, adjusting the amount and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 12 months, depending on treatment. For example, injections to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to the nasolabial folds. Certain HA fillers, such as Voluma and Volume, are formulated to last longer.
Synthetic fillers tend to be longer lasting, as they are not absorbed by the body. They can be a great option for the right patient, but you’ll want to be ready to commit to results that will be there for several years—and take care to choose an experienced, qualified provider whose aesthetic style you like.
With the help of an experienced, qualified injector, injectable fillers can provide natural-looking enhancements to help you feel more confident in your appearance.
If you are ready to learn more about your options, the next step is to meet NEWPORT AESTHETICS!
No anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Midol, Aleve, etc.), aspirin, high doses of Vitamin E, or Gingko Biloba one (1) week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in the treated area(s).
Consuming alcoholic beverages prior to treatment may increase the chances of bruising and/or swelling.
You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment.
If you have a history of oral herpes, you must pre-treat with an anti-viral three (3) days before your scheduled visit. Our physician is on site and can prescribe this for you. Those who do not pre-treat can still be injected but will take higher doses of the medication with treatment.
Swelling, redness, and tenderness will occur after your treatment and usually resolves within 72 hours.
Cold compresses (a cloth dipped in cold water, wrung out, and applied to the injected area) may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.
Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours of treatment so you do not accidentally injure your skin. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
Until there is no redness or swelling, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sun lamp or sun bathing) or extreme cold weather.
If you have suffered previously from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another occurrence.
Ask us about medications that may minimize a recurrence (pre-treatment).
Avoid taking aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), St. John’s wort, and high doses of Vitamin E supplements for one (1) week after treatment. These agents may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Avoid aesthetic lasers, microdermabrasion, or IPL over areas with filler for a minimum of one (1) week after treatment.
Follow up treatments are recommended to be scheduled usually every six (6) months.
Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best resolution of wrinkles.
Protect your investment in yourself!
Is it safe?
JUVÉDERM is safe. This injectable gel is made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body. You are not injecting anything that your body doesn’t already have!
Fully approved by the FDA, JUVÉDERM is an age-defying treatment that seamlessly plumps up flattened areas (cheeks, lips and beyond) and restores even the deepest lines and wrinkles resulting in a beautiful, youthful and even finish.
Our filler injections are non-surgical procedures (well yes, there is a small needle involved) that deliver comparable results to more expensive and involved surgical treatments. Fully approved by the FDA, our products seamlessly plump up flattened areas and restore even the deepest lines and wrinkles, resulting in a beautiful, youthful and even finish. Our team of clinicians will fill you up without that over-done look. We promise!
Staying young never gets old!
before and after
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Julie (Injectable patient)
info + pricing
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