Restore a youthful appearance
Healthy young skin contains collagen that gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity that take away the youthful appearance from your face. The treatment of individual wrinkles is often not enough to restore a youthful and fresh appearance. In order to counter the effects of gravity and regain a younger shape, the face needs real volume. This can be achieved with a dermal filler which also re-stimulates natural collagen production for effective and lasting volume.
Blunt-tip microcannula vs. sharp needles
When it comes to cosmetic procedures, Dermal Filler injections are among the most popular. At ProMD Health we perform these procedures daily. Injectable expert Dr. Gavrila’s unique, cutting-edge filler technique has been made possible by the use of blunt-tip microcannulas.
In Aesthetic Medicine, a blunt-tip microcannula is a small tube with an edge that is not sharp, designed for atraumatic intradermal injections of fluids. Depending on the size of the inter diameter, it can be used either for fat transfer, or for the injection of fillers.
Advantages of using a blunt-tip microcannula instead of a sharp hypodermic needle:
- virtually no bruising
- considerably less pain
- minimal downtime
- single point of entry for wider coverage
- production of new collagen
Dr. Gavrila has found that using a blunt-tip microcannula as an alternative to hypodermic needles has simplified filler injections and produced less bruising, echymosis and pain with faster recovery. Advantages include an atraumatic injection and the ability to inject an entire lip, nasolabial fold, cheek, temple area, décolleté, or dorsum of the hand using a single or double puncture site. Fewer punctures are necessary with the microcannula as compared to the hypodermic needle; thereby, reducing procedure time, pain, and bleeding. The microcannula provides benefits over hypodermic needles in terms of being less traumatic, less painful, and an easier route of injection for dermal fillers. Also, by using a blunt-tip microcannula, the risk of breaking blood vessels is diminished and so is the risk of bruising nerves. Lifting the cheeks, adding padding back into the tear ducts and defining the jaw are all procedures made painless and easy with the use of blunt-tip cannulas.
Immediate Results. Lasting Improvement.
If you want an injectable wrinkle filler that provides long lasting wrinkle correction, then ask Dr. Gavrila about Artefill/Bellafill. If you have used temporary wrinkle fillers in the past, then you know that they are eventually absorbed by your body and require frequent repeat injections to maintain the results you’ve come to love.
Artefill/Bellafill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres are not absorbed by your body and work with your skin to produce collagen which provides the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results.
ArteFill is the Long Lasting Solution for Wrinkle Correction. With Artefill/Bellafill:
- treatments improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time.
- has an excellent safety profile.
- treatments are completed during a simple, in-office procedure.
- provides immediate results for wrinkle correction allowing you to return to your normal daily activities.
The Science Behind the Beauty
In the world of injectables, Artefill/Bellafill in distinctive. In addition to immediately plumping wrinkles known as smile lines, Artefill/Bellafill helps re-create the firmer structure of younger looking skin. Each Artefill/Bellafill injection is a mixture of bovine collagen, which provides immediate support; and biocompatible microspheres, which provide lasting support. These microspheres have been used in medical applications for over 60 years. They create a microscopic ‘matrix’ to support your body’s own natural collagen and ultimately strengthen the layers that support the skin. This provides the support your skin needs for wrinkle correction and younger looking skin. Which means RESULTS that last!
Proven Safe. Proven Smart.
Artefill/Bellafill isn’t just an exceptional aesthetic treatment option. It is one of the longest studied dermal fillers in the world. Artefill/Bellafill’s safety profile is comparable to the temporary fillers you are already familiar with and perhaps already using. It typically provides immediate improvements to wrinkles (smile lines), and helps restore your youthful appearance.
Look Younger. Naturally.
- Filler enhancement that makes economic sense
- You already know that injectable fillers can instantly correct lines and wrinkles to create a more youthful appearance
- What if, instead of just filling, you could actually RESTORE?
- Artefill/Bellafill is your answer
- Artefill/Bellafill is an FDA approved dermal filler. Safety and efficacy were studied up to one year
- Artefill/Bellafill represents a new level in filler rejuvenation
Get the confidence you deserve with Artefill/Bellafill Injectable Wrinkle Filler.
Defy Gravity with Voluma.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new dermal filler from the makers of Juvederm called VOLUMA, which is formulated to specifically target volume loss in the cheeks and cheekbones. At ProMD Health, Dr. George Gavrila has years of experience using facial fillers to create stunning results for patients wanting to reverse the signs of aging.
What is VOLUMA?
VOLUMA is a facial filler that is created from hyaluronic acid, a hydrating protein that is found naturally in our skin. As we get older, our face loses its structural support; when combined with resorption of bone and fat, our face can start to have a sagging and hollow appearance. Volume loss in our face can cause us to look older than we really are. When injected into the cheek, cheek bone, or chin area, VOLUMA replaces the volume that we lose over time with age. VOLUMA was formulated to spread easily in the skin, which provides even and natural looking results. VOLUMA helps reverse the signs of aging by replenishing volume and restoring a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, and Restylane Lyft®. These products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Restylane-L may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid,Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, and eventually breaks down naturally.
Like Restylane, Restylane-L can also be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). But, by combining lidocaine with Restylane, Restylane-L can help reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
Just like Restylane®, Restylane Lyft is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin. What makes Restylane Lyft different than Restylane is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection, which means it’s a good choice for more severe facial wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
If you want a more youthful appearance, but you’re concerned about the potential discomfort from treatment, you can get beautiful results and a more comfortable Restylane Lyft experience. By combining lidocaine with Restylane Lyft, it helps reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
Wondering if Restylane or Restylane Lyft is right for you? During your consultation, Dr. Gavrila will be able to help you make the right choice for treatment.
The JUVÉDERM® family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provides a smooth, long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM® is the first smooth consistency gel formulation and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year from initial treatment.
JUVÉDERM® is developed using the proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily and consistently into the skin and provides a predictable result.
Treatment and results
Dr. Gavrila’s trained eye and skill will leave you feeling years younger and much more comfortable with your appearance. Through the intricate use of dermal and intra-dermal fillers such as Voluma, the NEW Ultherapy procedures, microneedling as well as Botox, your face will appear younger and skin will appear firmer – your face will become rejuvenated. Dr. Gavrila believes that a youthful appearance and beauty can be highlighted at any age. His conservative approach will have you looking and feeling younger but won’t leave you with that ‘fake’ ‘plastic-like’ look most patients are often concerned with.
Also included in the Restylane® family of products is Restylane®Silk, a dermal filler intended to increase volume and definition to the lips. The product is administered to the patient through an injection of a clear gel composed of hyaluronic acid.
As we age, natural loss of soft tissue in the face can cause the skin to sag, which in turn removes explicitness from expression. Restylane® silk aims to assuage those problems. Within a few days time, the patient should notice a tighter contour to the lips along with the removal of unsightly wrinkles around the mouth, resulting in a beaming, youthful smile.
Volbella® from Juvederm is a dermal filler specifically tailored towards the lips, aimed at restoring definition to lip contours and remedying “laugh lines” or other potentially displeasing facial features. Volbella® is a solution of hyaluronic acid that is administered typically through injection to the area in need of treatment. What separates Volbella from other hyaluronic acid based fillers is that the solution specifically used for Volbella is designed to absorb a minimal amount of water, which has the intended result of reducing facial swelling after the injection.