Women are skipping sushi for a noonday trip to the plastic surgeon’s office . What’s on the menu?
(RESTYLANE, SCULPTRA, FAMIS, RADIESSE, EVOLENCE)
These wrinkle fillers are a quick and relatively pain free way to erase some sign of aging out the cheeks, lips and even the nose. Restylane, made of absorbable hyaluronic acid and often enlisted to fight deep smile lines is also the filler of choice for “lunch time nose jobs“
In this case, a series of Restylane injections in and around the nose subtly reshape nasal profiles.Sculptra,
“THE ADVANTAGE OF FAT IS THAT IT’S YOUR OWN TISSUE, SO IT WON’T BE REJECTED BY YOUR BODY AND IS LESS LIKELY TO CAUSE REACTIONS.”
A collagen growth stimulator that is used to restore facial fat loss in those with HIV, can also revive aging skin on the face and neck. Facial autograph mscle injections (FAMIs), or fat injections, recycle the patient’s own fat cells – some times from previous liposuctions surgery to create a princess pout, fill out the eye area or minimize smile lines.
“The advantage of fact is that it’s your own tissue; it wont be rejected by your body, and it’s less likely to cause reactions,” explains Dr. Philip Solomon, a facial and cosmetic surgeon in Toronto; People with sensitive skin or those who want to experiment with a temporary, more natural solution to taming deep set wrinkles may want to opt for Radiesse a calcium derivative, or Evolence, made of pig collagen.
- Cost : Restylane nose jobs, $850 to $1,250; Sculptra, $850 to $1150; FAMIs, $1,500 to $6,000; Radiesse, $600 to $120; Evolence, $400 to $500.
- Maintenance : Restyle may last from six months to one year. Sculptra lasts two years. FAMIs last five years. Radiesse lasts one or two years; Evolence lasts one year.
- Downtime : There is minimal downtime with most injectables. Patients can return to work afterwards with little to no bruising, redness or swelling.
- Drawbacks : Restylane nose jobs are not recommended for women with prominent profiles. Sculptra injections can cause skin reactions. FAMIs on thin skinned women can cause a lumpy appearance. Radiesse and Evolence require more frequent treatments, and those with allergies to collagen may experience an allergic reaction to Evolence.