What are fillers?
Fillers are a crystal clear gel that is injected into the skin (or for some treatments just under) in small amounts to restore volume and structure. It is based on hyaluronic acid, similar to the body’s own hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid is non-animal which means that no skin tests are needed and that there is a minimal risk of allergic or hypersensitive reactions
Where can fillers be used?
Fillers can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds,sucj as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth(nasal labial folds or laugh lines) Lipstick lines-the area below the nose and above the upper lip you can also inject the marionette lines
What is Botox/Dysport?
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
How do Restylane® and Botox ® differ?
Botox ® cosmetic and Restylane® are both used to correct wrinkles but in different way. Restylane ® products are cosmetic fillers injected into the skin, adding volume to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In contrast Botox® cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles.
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Revance- RHA® Collection of Fillers
Introducing ® of designer fillers – exclusively available at select practices with reputations for exceptional results. Dr. Abdel Fustok at the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery is proud to be one of the first practices to offer the latest innovation of dermal fillers to his patients.
Beautiful at Rest Flawless in Motion
It’s the latest Swiss innovation in hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler technology, the most natural/least chemically modified filler, and massively popular in Europe – and now FDA-approved in the United States through an exclusive licensing agreement between the maker, TEOXANE SA and distributor Revance.
What is RHA® Collection?
The RHA® Collection of dermal fillers represents the latest advancement in hyaluronic acid (HA) filler science and are designed with a crosslinking method using a gentle manufacturing process to be more like the hyaluronic acid found in your skin.
What is RHA® ?
RHA® stands for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid”. The RHA® Collection is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers for dynamic wrinkles and folds that move repetitively. This new and unique formula is designed to be resilient to adapt and move smoothly as you make facial expressions, offering a seamless and more natural look at rest and in motion.
The RHA® Collection
RHA stands for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid” meaning that hyaluronic acid formula that retains is integrity better after being stretched, bent and compressed.
The RHA® Collection of fillers include RHA® 2, RHA® 3, RHA® 4 and now RHA Redensity™ the newest filler just added to the collection. Each formulated for different levels of strength, stretch and different degrees of dynamic wrinkles and folds.
RHA® 2 for Moderate Dynamic Wrinkles & Folds
RHA® 2 is injected into the mid-to-deep dermis to treat moderate dynamic wrinkles and folds. Designed for filling mild or moderate wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, vertical lines, radial cheek lines and can add natural looking volume to the lips.
RHA® 3 for Moderate to Severe Wrinkles & Folds
RHA® 3 is injected into the mid-to-deep dermis to treat moderate-to-severe dynamic wrinkles and folds. Designed for filling deep facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, deep skin creases, and can build volume in cheeks and lips.
RHA® 4 for Severe Wrinkles & Folds
RHA® 4 is injected into the deeper dermis to superficial subcutaneous tissue of the face, to treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds. Designed for facial contouring and adding volume to cheeks and outer contours of face and for filling the deepest wrinkles and folds.
RHA Redensity™ for Moderate to Severe Perioral Wrinkles
RHA Redensity™ is injected into the dermis and superficial dermis of the face. Designed for filling and correcting moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the lips and mouth aka “ smoker lines” without augmenting the lips.
RHA® Redensity is the newest and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler to target those small lines around the mouth known as “lipstick lines'' or “smoker’s lines” (wrinkles around the lips and mouth.).
RHA® Redensity has a unique HA formula that allows to treat and fill in the most fine and superficial lines without plumping, bulking up, or over-volumizing the area and by creating an unnatural appearance.
RHA® Redensity has the highest stretch score among other HA fillers in the U.S.
The RHA® Collection all contain a small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic to lower discomfort during an injection and is designed to be long lasting—with proven clinical effectiveness and duration up to 15 months in adults aged 22 years or older.
Who will perform the injections?
At The Institute of Cosmetic Surgery by Fustok, Dr. Abdel Fustok does all his own injectable procedures. Dr. Fustok’s patients benefit from a plastic surgeon’s expertise, training and decades of experience.
What happens in the doctor’s office before the treatment?
Before the injection procedure, Dr. Abdel Fustok will go over your medical history, discuss your wants and needs and the outcome you are trying to achieve and whether you are a good candidate for RHA® Collection.
Dr. Abdel Fustok will examine your skin in and around the treatment area, and will take photos of areas being treated. Then he will go over and review with you what to expect during and after the treatment and discussing any possible risks.
Next, the treatment area will be cleaned and prepared and sterilized. RHA® is injected into the treatment area using the thinnest possible needle to ensure patients remain comfortable throughout the procedure. This can be completed in as little as 15-30 minutes. Dr. Abdel Fustok may also apply an ice pack to help decrease swelling and pain.
The number of injections and the amount of product necessary varies depending on your needs and aesthetic goals.
What happens after the treatment?
There is no downtime after the injection. It is typical after the procedure to have some bruising, swelling, pain, tenderness, redness, lumps and/or bumps at the injection site which will go away on their own within a few days. For the next 24 hours avoid exercising and exposure to sun, cold or heat (sauna, steam room). Exposure to any of these for the first 24 hours may increase short term redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.
The RHA® Collection injectables are designed to be long-lasting with results lasting up to 15 months. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is naturally metabolized by the body. Dr. Fustok will follow up with 2 to 4 weeks after initial injection and a Touch-up can and may be performed 2 to 4 weeks after the initial injection. Some patients may require a touch-up treatment to achieve the desired aesthetic results.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about RHA® Collection injections, please call the office at 713-621-6655 and schedule your consultation/appointment with Dr. Abdel Fustok today.
What Sculptra® Aesthetic
Sculptra® is the only FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that stimulates and rebuilds collagen production within the skin and works gradually by restoring facial volume, filling in wrinkles and folds over time. This results in a softer, more natural youthful appearance that can last up to 2 years.
Collagen is the key structural component that keeps the skin looking smooth and youthful. As we age, our skin’s natural collagen supply decreases, wrinkles start to form, losing facial volume, creating a flattened, sagging or sunken/hollow look.
Where can Sculptra® be injected?
Sculptra® can be used to restore fullness to medium to deep facial wrinkles, such as smile lines, marionette lines (the lines from your nose to corners of your mouth), and chin wrinkles and other sunken and hollow areas such as cheeks and temples.
How is Sculptra® different that other dermal fillers?
Not all dermal fillers are created the same. Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® , Restylane® and RHA® are fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA) that immediately binds with nearby water molecules adding volume and plumping the treatment area producing immediate results.
Sculptra® is made from poly-L-Lactic acid that triggers your body to produce its own collagen gradually adding volume over time correcting lines and creases, lifting the skin and giving a more natural, refreshed, youthful look that lasts longer.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments vary from person to person. The average treatment consists of three injectable treatments over the course of 3-4 months.
Is the procedure painful?
Topical numbing and local anesthetic is applied to eliminate and minimize any discomfort.
How long does the procedure take?
Treatment takes less than an hour.
Who will perform the injections?
All Sculptra® injections treatments are performed in-office by Dr. Abdel Fustok, a licensed plastic surgeon and trained provider.
How is the Sculptra® treatment performed?
Dr. Abdel Fustok will map the injection sites for facial area being treated. A topical numbing and local anesthetic is applied to eliminate and help with any discomfort. Next injecting Sculptra® with a needle injecting into the deeper layer of skin with multiple injections in small amounts throughout the treatment area. After the Sculptra® injections, the area which was treated will be massaged to distribute the product evenly and apply ice to minimize swelling.
How soon will I see results from Sculptra?
Sculptra® is not a HA filler. You will not see immediate results. Sculptra® stimulates and rebuilds collagen production, your results appear gradually over a few weeks as your body produces creating a fuller, more youthful looking skin restored from the inside out
Is there any downtime?
No downtime, you can return to your normal activities after treatment. Plan two weeks ahead of any upcoming events.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of Sculptra® are minimal, some may experience bruising, swelling and redness at the injection site.
How long will my results last?
Sculptra® will last for two years in most patients.
How much does Sculptra® cost?
As with other cosmetic injectable treatments, the cost of Sculptra® may vary from patient to patient depending on their individual wants/needs and desired results looking to achieve.
Are you ready for a more Natural, Refreshed, Youthful-Looking Skin?
Give us a call 713-621-6655 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Abdel Fustok to learn more about Sculptra® and the other procedures we offer at the Institute of Cosmetic.