Collagen, a natural component of the skin, is part of the underlying support structure of the skin’s deeper layers. As we age, our collagen framework becomes thinner and provides less support, causing our skin to form wrinkles over time. Products, such as Sculptra, Radiesse and Artefill work partially to stimulate your body’s own collagen production. One major improvement of the modern fillers is the incredible longevity compared to the original collagen products. What was once a 2-3 month correction can now be a 6 month, 1 year, or even up to 5-year correction and beyond.* During a consultation with Dr. Mosser, he will discuss all available options for selecting the optimal filler for you.
Sculptra is a filler made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA has been used for decades in surgical-dissolving stitches, demonstrating how safe it is in humans; it simply dissolves and is easily flushed out of the system. The goal of Sculptra is to stimulate collagen production and gradually improve facial volume. Sculptra is recommended for patients who need large amounts of fillers in areas of the face that need more volume, such as the cheeks.*
Radiesse is a calcium-based filler that treats many areas of the face. It contains hydroxyapatite, which is the same type of calcium that makes up human bones, making Radiesse very compatible with the body. Radiesse works best for “pre-jowl” areas near the outer chin, smile lines, acne scars, and hand rejuvenation.*
If you’re seeking a filler with the longest-lasting results, look no further than Artefill. Studies show that Artefill provides results of up to 5 years or longer. Artefill is made of poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA), which has been used for decades in both surgery and medicine. Artefill injections predictable, safe, and unlike other filler’s found outside of America, the chances of your body rejecting it are slim.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.