Dermal Fillers & Wrinkle Reducers
Smooth Away Wrinkles and Folds Immediately, Safely
Juvederm® is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that can instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). With just one treatment, you may get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
With Juvederm® you can improve the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, folds, lines, acne scars, enhance the lips and contour facial features like the chin and cheeks. With Juvederm® you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life.
Natural Dermal Filler Delivers Natural Results Quick Treatment. Immediate Results
With Juvederm® the injection process is quick. Results are immediate, so you don’t have to wait to see the benefits. There is minimal downtime, making it possible to have the treatment and return to your regular activities.
Safe Treatment and Long Lasting Results
Juvéderm® is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness for all skin types and pigments. It is also one of the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers that could last up to one year.
Experience and Expertise Yield Better Results
Success with injectables involves more than simply being able to administer the treatment. It takes a keen understanding of the dermal formulas as well as facial anatomy. Additionally, an artistic eye, professional knowledge and experience with dermal fillers aid in producing superior, natural-looking results.
Dr. Barad is known throughout the Pittsburgh area for her expert skills and her sharp, artistic eye. With years of experience and medical expertise she’ll help you understand what will work best for you. During your consultation with Dr. Barad, she will learn what you hope to accomplish, provide suggestions and determine the best way for you to achieve the results you desire, considering your unique situation and budget.
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Replenish Volume. Restore Collagen. Refresh You.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.1 This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Why choose RADIESSE Volumizing Filler?
- It is the only filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results
- It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients
- RADIESSE patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers
- It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine to significantly reduce injection related pain
- Treatment with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is quick, comfortable and convenient, with immediately visible, long-lasting results. Experience what millions worldwide have and begin your journey towards a naturally, more refreshed you today.
To discover what RADIESSE Volumizing Filler can do for you, call the office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Barad. View more info here: http://www.radiesse.com/en-US/treatments/
Restylane® / Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane is the world’s most used, most studied dermal filler and has been used in over 70 countries and in more than 1.4 million treatments in the U.S.
Restylane is a safe, natural formula and a simple convenient procedure.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin.
Is Restylane® safe?
Yes, Restylane has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide.
Can Restylane® be used anywhere on the face?
Yes, Restylane and Perlane can be used anywhere on your face. Restylane® and Perlane® are FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane effects generally last for about six months. Restylane’s stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How often should I have Restylane® treatments?
Treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect.
How is Restylane different from Botox® Cosmetic?
Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox Cosmetic is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
How is Restylane different from bovine collagen?
Bovine collagen is derived from animals (cows) and requires an allergy test. Restylane can be administered immediately – no waiting is required.
Sculptra™ is used for restoring volume and improving facial contours
Sculptra Aesthetic™ is Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLA). PLA has been safely used in orthopedics since the mid-nineties and has been used in Europe since 1999 for cosmetic correction of scars and wrinkles.
Sculptra™ is used for restoring volume and improving facial contours. Sculptra works differently from other injectable products such as botox, collagen and restylane injections. With Sculptra, tiny particles of PLA are diluted in a suspension of sterile water, carefully implanted in the skin, and then molded for optimal results. The particles of PLA stimulate the formation of new collagen in the skin, adding volume over time.
Sculptra™ may require a series of three to five treatments every four to six weeks. Improvement in contour occurs gradually over two to six months, an advantage for those people wishing to avoid the obious tell-tale overnight change in appearance of cosmetic surgery. Proper use of Scultpra produces a more youthful, pleasing facial contour in people with facial aging, wrinkling and loss of facial fat.
Restore Fullness: Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
A unique collagen volume stimulating treatment, Sculptra Aesthetic is ideal for sagging, wrinkled, aging skin and can produce significant non-surgical facial volume. It can restore youthful fullness to cheeks, chin, temples and hands.
Safe, Biocompatible Treatment
Sculptra® Aesthetic does not harm the body, as poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible and biodegradable (i.e., can be broken down by the body). It has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants and other types of implants. Sculptra® Aesthetic is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus.
Long Lasting Effects
Unlike fillers, the effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic tend to last longer. In a clinical study, effects lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session in most patients.
Best Results Come From Best Physician Injectors
Success with injectables involves more than simply being able to administer the treatment. It takes a keen understanding of the formulas, as well as facial muscles and tissue. Additionally, Dr. Barad’s artistic eye and experience with Sculptra Aesthetic and other injectables aids in producing superior, natural-looking results.
Dr. Barad is known throughout the Pittsburgh area for her expert skills
With years of experience and medical expertise, she will help you understand what’s best for you. During your consultation with Dr. Barad, she will learn what you hope to accomplish, provide suggestions, and determine the best way for you to achieve the results you desire, considering your unique situation and budget.
Botox Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic treatment today (over 4.6 Million Botox® in 2007 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Botox® Cosmetic injections smooth and soften wrinkles and lines on the forehead, furrows between the brows and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Dr. Barad has given thousands of Botox® Cosmetic treatments and is known throughout the Pittsburgh area for her ability to achieve natural looking results. She is also recognized by Allergan (Botox® Cosmetic manufacturer) as an accomplished injector and is a regional trainer for the company. In fact, she has trained over one hundred other physicians how to inject Botox® Cosmetic.
Help For Furrows, Forehead Creases and Crow’s Feet
One of the first visible signs of aging is wrinkles and lines in the forehead area and around the eyes. Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment for treating these areas.
Botox® Cosmetic treatments involve injecting the Botox® solution into precise points in the facial muscles. It then works by preventing the nerve action that causes those muscles to contract. The result is a reduction in the muscle’s ability to make specific facial expressions that create wrinkles and folds in the skin. Results become apparent within days and generally last three to four months.
PreventLine From Forming. Erase or Visibly Soften Exisiting Lines
If you have already developed frown lines and crow’s feet, Botox® Cosmetic can go to work erasing or visibly softening existing lines. You’ll have a smoother, more youthful appearance. If you have not yet developed these tell-tale lines, Botox® Cosmetic can be used to prevent their formation, helping you keep your youthful appearance.
Natural Looking Results and Happy Patients
With the increase in Botox® Cosmetic’s popularity, there has also been an increase in the number and quality of those providing the treatment. As a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Barad has used Botox to treat eye problems for more than 20 years. (Botox was first approved by the FDA in 1989 for the treatment of eye problems). Thus, she has considerably more experience with the substance than many other providers.When Botox was approved for cosmetic usage in 2002, Dr. Barad was immediately able to apply her expertise to aesthetic purposes. Dr. Barad’s combination of excellent skills, experience, understanding of facial anatomy and artistic ability have proven successful over and over again in treating patients with Botox Cosmetic®. Results are natural-looking and patients are thrilled with the results.
Dysport® is the newest botulinum toxin type A for wrinkles since cosmetic Botox was introduced in 2002. Like Botox, this latest wrinkle fighter is a modified version of the botulinum toxin A and inhibits facial muscle contractions that eventually lead to forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet.
While Botox® takes three to five days to take effect, the results with Dysport® are often noticeable within a day or so.
This rapid response may be the deciding factor for men and women looking to improve their appearance for an upcoming social event or important business meeting.Eliminating frown lines not only enhances your visible appearance, but affects your self-esteem as well by helping you look younger, feel younger, more relaxed and in control.
Dysport® may last longer than Botox®, giving longer-lasting results for frown lines, forehead creases and crows feet.
Dysport® may last a little longer than Botox®, but only you will be able to determine this if you are currently a Botox patient and want to try Dysport® as an option so you can compare the longevity for yourself. Dysport® has fewer proteins surrounding the toxin, so it should stimulate a weaker immune response to break it down. This may make Dysport® a good choice for Botox patients who find that Botox no longer works as long for them as it had in the past because their bodies may have developed antibodies.
Prevent Lines From Forming. Erase or Visibly Soften Existing Lines.
Concentrating, squinting into the sun, laughing or frowning, your face muscles contract and your skin develops creases as a result to these facial movements. The elasticity in your skin is lost as you get older and causes those creases to deepen into lines that are etched permanently on your face. Between your brows, frown lines (glabellar lines) can become more noticeable, even at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried. Dysport® smoothes these lines by relaxing the muscles you use to frown, restoring that youthful, less stressful-looking facial expression.
Safe, FDA-Approved Treatment
In April 2009, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dysport® for the treatment of frown lines and wrinkles. The cost is relatively the same as Botox, or a fraction less in comparison.