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Filler Treatments

Filler treatments are substances that are injected into the face in order to remove wrinkles. The substances work by raising the creases to the level of the surrounding skin. The procedure is safe, painless, fast, and often requires virtually no recovery time.

Radiesse is a synthetically derived compound that is injected into the face to smooth wrinkles and folds. Skin testing is not required. Radiesse is FDA approved for sub-dermal injection.  Radiesse gives you a natural looking, wrinkle-reduced face.  

Radiesse injections take 15 to 30 minutes and may involve some minor discomfort. Expect some redness, swelling and bruising that will typically resolve in a week. The results are immediate. Radiesse results typically last 18 months.

The cost of Radiesse injections starts at $450 per 0.75cc, the number of injections required varies based on the type, quantity and location of wrinkles or folds.  Utah Cosmetic Surgery can give you a cost estimate before the treatment.

Fat injections (also known as fat grafting) were used more frequently as a filler treatment substance before the arrival of the previously listed compounds. Fat injections require removal of fat from a donor site, elsewhere on the body, which is then injected into the area to be corrected. Today, fat injections are used to fill deep wrinkles or folds.

Juvaderm is FDA approved hyaluronic dermal filler.  It has a formula which is a gel consistency.  It also includes a small amount of the local anesthetic called Lidocaine to help with the injection.

Juvaderm is used to decrease the appearance of folds and wrinkles in the lips or the nasolabial folds.  It also is used in lip enhancement because of the gelish consistency.  When used for lip enhancement, it creates thicker, fuller lips.

Juvaderm injections take 15 to 30 minutes and may involve some minor discomfort. Expect some redness, swelling and bruising that will typically resolve in a week. The results are immediate. Juvaderm results typically last 6 to 12 months.

The cost of Juvaderm injections starts at $600 per 1.0cc for the first syringe and is reduced when the patient is placing more volume, the number of injections required varies based on the type, quantity and location of wrinkles or folds.  Utah Cosmetic Surgery can give you a cost estimate before the treatment.  

 

Belotero has certain advantages over Juvaderm and Radiesse because this filler is the only current available hyaluronic acid filler to treat superficial or fine lines. Some other hyaluronic acid fillers can cause a bluish hue if they are injected too superficially (close to the skin surface), as light reflected through the skin may bounce off the clear filler. This is not the case with Belotero.  Belotero last similar to Juvaderm.

Belotero injections take 15 to 30 minutes and may involve some minor discomfort. Expect some redness, swelling and bruising that will typically resolve in a week. The results are immediate. Belotero results last six to 12 months.

The cost of Belotero injections starts at $500 per syringe, making it comparable to other fillers on the market. The number of injections required varies based on the type, quantity and location of wrinkles or folds.  Utah Cosmetic Surgery can give you a cost estimate before the treatment.