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Dermal Fillers Layton Utah

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Dermal Fillers Layton Utah

What is it made of?

Calcium Hydroxylapetite

How does it work?

There is a two fold mechanism by which it works. First, the filling material itself is made up of a bone-type material which physically fills the space, plumping up the fold itself. After this initial effect, the material stimulates the surrounding connective tissue cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts respond by depositing new collagen, further plumping and tightening the area.

Where can it be used?

Radiesse can only be injected deep. It is an excellent filler for the folds that form on the sides of the mouth. These folds are called nasolabial folds and melolabial folds. The material can also be used deep along the bone of the jaw or cheeks. It can not be used in the lips as it will inevitably leave lumps.

How long does it last?

18 months or more.

How much does Radiesse cost?

Please contact our office for price and first-time patient discount information.

Dermal Fillers Layton Utah

What is Restylane made of?

It is a clear gelatinous substance called hyaluronic acid. This is a normal component of normal human skin.

How much does Restylane cost?

Please contact our office for price and first-time patient discount information.

How long will it last?

The original FDA filing demonstrated that the product was present for six months or more. Further studies have shown that the product may last for up to a year, especially when a touch up is done at three months. Ask Dr. Bitner for details of this approach.

Where is Restylane most effective?

No question, Restalyne is amazing when used around the mouth, both in the lips and the smile lines. Patient selection is key. Ask Dr. Bitner what option is best for your individual needs.

Can Restylane be mixed with other products?

Absolutely. It is common for patients to come in for Botox in the upper face and filler around the mouth. Further, different fillers can be used around the mouth in a mix-and-match fashion. A common combination is Radiesse as a deep filler in the nasolabial and melolabial folds with Restalyne in the lips.

Dermal Fillers Layton Utah

What is Juvederm made of?

Much like Restylane, Juvederm is also a clear gelatinous substance called hyaluronic acid. Although both products are made of hyaluronic acid, modifications in the molecular structure and crosslinking give the products slightly different properties. Juvederm tends to be a little more viscous.

How much does Juvederm cost?

Please contact our office for price and first-time patient discount information.

How long will it last?

6-12 months, sometimes longer.

Where is Juvederm most effective?

I feel that the added viscosity of Juvederm make it an excellent plumper of the lips. I typically use Restylane to give added definition to the border of the lip (i.e. where the red lip joins white lip). This helps to not only define the lip, but works to eliminate some of the fine lines (whistle lines) around the lips. Juvederm, on the other hand, is used directly into the lip to give increased fullness and plumpness. Juvederm can also be used in nasolabial and melolabial fold, especially if the fold is somewhat shallow.

Can Juvederm be mixed with other products?

Also, absolutely Yes. Dr. Bitner is an expert at dermal injections and can let you know which product or combination of products will suit your needs the best.

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With sadness, I wanted to personally let you know that we have made the decision to suspend seeing patients at Bitner Facial Plastic Surgery and Utah Hair restoration.

Despite efforts over the past week and a half to decrease traffic and increase the frequency of office sanitation, it has become abundantly clear that for your health and safety and that of my office staff and our families the responsible thing to do is to temporarily stop seeing patients.

If you have had surgery with me and have any concerns, you have my cell phone number, please contact me anytime. Text messaging is best.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations for those wanting to plan for when life is back to normal. Some of my office staff will still be working from home and can be contacted through our contact form on our website or at [email protected] We will try to check voicemail messages periodically but, for the quickest response, an email will be best.

These are very difficult and scary times. I love my practice and love taking care of so many incredible people. However, using precious and limited medical supplies at this time seems irresponsible. We pray for your health and safety and look forward to when we can take care of you again, soon!

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