Lip Filler

Lip Filler

Thinking of getting a lip filler?  Contact us today with any questions or thoughts.

Under Eye Filler

Under Eye Filler

As we age, volume in the face decreases creating hollowness in the tear trough. 1 syringe of Volbella was used to fill in lines, and create that softer look by ridding the dark circles.  Check out our injectables page and book your next appointment to see if under eye filler would work for you.

Juvederm

Juvederm

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Juvederm is a product by the company Allergan, whos most famously created Botox. It is a Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler and most will last 9 months to one year. Hyaluronic Gel products are a malleable gel with a smooth consistency. Hyaluronic Acid works by holding water at the injection site, acting as a cushioning agent to create the consistency from being “cross-linked, or bonded together. The tighter the bondage the higher the percentage of HA molecules per mL or cc (cubic centimeter) of water, the thicker the gel will be. HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness.

The Juvederm products are used in non-surgical procedures to correct and fill facial wrinkles and folds. It is commonly used in the nasolabial folds or smile lines, cheeks, under-eyes, and lips. The goal is to add temporary volume, and to smooth out the skin. Juvéderm is one of the most common nonsurgical procedures done in the United States. It was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003, and more than 2.4 million procedures using hyaluronic acid as the base, including Juvéderm were performed in 2016 alone.

All fillers, including Juvéderm must be performed by a medical licensed professional. This Non-Surgical procedure are performed by Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, and Medical Spa’s with trained injectors.

There are a few different types of fillers falling under the Juvéderm category:

  • Juvéderm XC Ultra
  • Juvéderm XC Ultra Plus
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma

All have a slight different make up to achieve specific results. For instance, Juvéderm Ultra would not be used in the tear troughs (under the eye) because the consistency is too thick, and better at creating volume and contour. The alternative would be either Volbella or Vollure, which are thinner gel consistencies, to accurately address the hollowness under the eye. Juvéderm Ultra, and Ultra Plus are used most frequently to fill the lips. It creates a smooth, subtle volume for people lacking that or shape or to even out any imperfections.

Voluma is a commonly used Juvéderm filler to fill in the cheeks, and restore lost volume. It was approved by the FDA in December 2013. Voluma works to temporarily restore the effects of aging and provide a younger, tighter appearance where applied and even gives the face a sculpted appearance. Juvéderm Voluma XC injectable gel is a smooth, colorless hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine).

The addition of lidocaine helps to improve the comfort of the injection. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is manufactured using technology to give a specialized smooth-gel filler that produces long-lasting results at the treatment site. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is delivered by an injection into the cheek and surrounding area of the mid-face to correct volume and fullness, because of the molecular traits it is able to last longer than regular Juvéderm and be injected a little deeper. This also gives the filler a longer lasting effect, up to 18 months vs 6-12 months.

Knowing the subtle differenced between the Juvéderm products will help you as a patient understand what the provider will decide to determine which filler will fit your individual needs. In most cases, a combo of them will achieve the best outcome, and longest-lasting results. 

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Skincare Treatments

Skincare Treatments

Skincare treatments by Let Divante Laser MedSpa that give you that youthful look once again.  Anyone that continues to see beauty never grows old.

Restylane

Restylane

Restylane is a brand of filler from the company Galderma. First introduced in 1996, it was the first established, stabilized non-animal Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler.

Restylane was the first hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic injection into sub dermal facial tissues. The product that restores skins natural moisture and hydration with specific technology making it hard to detect that it is a foreign substance, thus not creating an immune reaction. The purpose of Restylane is so it mirrors our the organic Hyaluronic acid in the skin.  It can restore and maintain the hydration and plumping everyone naturally starts to lose by age 21.

A Swedish scientist by the name of Bengt Agerup, in the late 1980’s has this vision to recreate that natural effect we posses by hyaluronic acid.  After much innovation and testing, it was launched to be used to carefully suit specific patients needs. Restylane now includes the largest ranges of uses in gel textures to assist in different functions. With many uses for this technology, including treating osteoarthritis of the knee, and atopic dermatitis (dry skin), it is most commonly used in the aesthetic world. Restylane is a gel-based filler for aging, fine lines, wrinkles, and adding volume to the face. 

Some of it’s sub products, such as restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft also help with fine lines, volume in the cheeks, and wrinkles in the hands. When applied accurately by a medically trained and licensed practitioner, it can provide shape and counter to the face, lips, cheeks, and chin.It is applied with  a hypodermic needle, or a micro-cannula. It is a safe, easy, and affordable alternative to plastic surgery. With more than 15 million people in 65 countries, it is one of the most recognizable fillers and non-surgical treatments on the market.

Restylane has a patented system called Non-Animal Stabilised HA technology (NASHA). This created a firmer gel texture and substance that gives a more defined lift and delivers longer-lasting hydration. This is used in their fillers, skin boosters, and skincare offered by Galderma.

Optimal Balance technology is used in their Emervel collection of Restylane filler. This is a softer gel structure, creating a more even, subdued subtle look to the areas injected. Galderma and Emervel, both leading companies in Hyaluronic Fillers combined forces in 2018, introducing Restylane Refine ™, Restylane Volyme ™, and Restylane Fynesse ™.

Individuals interested in treatment will always have a consultation with the provider to go over the best options, how much they need, and what the upkeep and outcome will be. Registered nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and MD’s are only allowed to inject, and most are trained solely in the medical aesthetic industry making them experts in the field. Medical Spas or Dermatologist offices perform the treatments where you will discuss your individual needs, and Contradictions for treatment include women pregnant or breast-feeding, antibiotics, or having infection or sore in the treatment area.

Before getting fillers one can avoid any products that cause excess bruising. ie ibuprofen, aspirin, blood pressure medication, fish oil, herbal teas, /supplements, garlic, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, and heavy alcohol consumption. Swelling and bruising may occur, but will go fully down after two weeks, and typically you can go back for a follow up to see if you need more or just how the results panned out.

Dysport

Dysport

                                             Dysport

Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA injection) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in April of 2009 to be used as a wrinkle preventative and paralytic that is injected to areas of the face for into muscular injection. Dysport is owned by the company, Galderma, and is primarily used for patients that have mild to moderate wrinkles and creasing in the forehead, brow line, crows feet and eleven lines between the eyes.  It is the first to be FDA cleared for Upper Limo Spasticity in adult patients to decrease the severity of increased muscle tone in elbow flexors, wrist flexors and finger flexors.

The most commonly treated areas are between to the eyebrows, the “11” lines, the horizontal brow lines, and crows feet fine lines around the eyes. Dysport is not used to treat deep lines, such as nasolabial folds or ‘laugh lines’. These are known as static wrinkles caused by sagging from loss of collagen, which filler, laser, or surgery would treat.

This drug works the same way as Botox which was approved in 2009 by the Food and Drug Administration. It blocks nerve signals to the muscles which relaxes them preventing more, and smoothing them out. Injections take about 10-20 minutes to administer in the office in which you are being treated which is popularly done at Medical Spas, Dermatologists, and Plastic Surgeon offices. Only Registered Nurses, Physician assistants, Nurse Practitioners, or Medical Doctors are allowed to inject. Unlike Botox, Dysport results kick in faster, within 2-3 days. Botox may take up to 10 days to see full results. It is suppled in a single-use vial, and each contains 300 units or 500 units of lyophilized abobotulinumtoxin A, (125mcg) and (2.5) lactose (2.5 mg).

The primary difference between Botox and Dysport is that Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different than Botox. Since it is a smaller sized dose, the dilation process means the patient will need more units than botox. So if you get 30 units of Botox, you would roughly need 60 units of Dysport, but the cost for client will average the same. The average cost of these injections runs at an average of $200-$400 per session. The number of units the patients needs will dictate the act cost. The effects usually last 3-5 months.

According to the manufacturer, you should avoid Dysport if you are:

  • Pregnant/Breastfeeding
  • Allergic to any ingredients
  • On specific antibiotics/medicines
  • Infection at injection site

With a minimal recovery, you may experience some redness and slight inflammation in the direct are being treated, usually disappears within a few hours. You will want to avoid exercise, or any activity in high heat for the day. Avoid rubbing the area while washing face or applying make-up, to endure the product settles in the area injected and doesn’t accidentally move around.

Treatment for Dysport is associated with rare side effects and complications of:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Reaction at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Nausea
  • Nose and throat irritation
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Botox

Botox

Our Botox procedure generally take only about 30 minutes from start to finish.  You can get treatment and be on your way in less than an hour in most cases.

Divante Laser MedSpa

Divante Laser MedSpa

Divante Laser MedSpa is located in the heart of Studio City.  We are ready to serve and spoil you.  How old you are is your business…How young you look is our business.

Juvederm

Juvederm

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Before and after picture taken one month apart with Juvederm Voluma XC and Juvederm Ultra XC.  A total of 2.6 mL of Juvederma Voluma XC was injected into the cheek area.  3.05 mL Juvederm XC was injected into the parentheses lines, marionette lines, and corner lines.  A total of 0.7 mL of Juvederm Ulctra XC was injected into the lips for lip augmentation.