Many of us dread the appearance of deep furrows between the eyes, or along the line from the nose to the corners of the lips.
The ideal tissue implant for soft tissue augmentation should be safe, effective, durable and easy to use. Cosmetic uses include treatment of scars, wrinkles, expression lines, and lip enlargement. Bioform Incorporated has developed, tested and proven such a product. “Radiessee“, already approved by the FDA for vocal cord implantation, is the first augmentation treatment in which no human or animal tissue is used, assuring that no disease can be transmitted. Because the implant is so compatible with human tissue, no skin testing is needed. The main cosmetic uses of Radiesse is treatment of expression lines such as nasolabial fold, marionette lines, and frown. Depressed scars from trauma, surgery, or acne can be filled resulting in a natural, Undetectable implant that will last years. No allergy testing is required before use
In a simple procedure, Restylane® is injected directly into mid-to-deep dermis for long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Results from a typical Restylane treatment have been documented to last for about six months. However, individual results may vary. Restylane has a highly favorable safety profile. It is composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. Restylane is fully biocompatible. There is limited risk of animal-based disease transmission or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins. No allergy testing is required before use.
Sculptra® has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy). Until now, there were no products that had been approved by the FDA to treat facial lipoatrophy. However, that is all changing with the introduction of Sculptra® in the United States, offering an effective option to treat the effects of lipoatrophy. Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra® is a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No allergy testing is required before use. Sculptra is a volume stimulator so the results lasts for years.
You can schedule your appointment for any of the above procedures by calling Ginsburg Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama, at (205) 592-4880. We will be offering treatments Monday through Friday.
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