Thursday, September 18, 2008
Medical Reports: Wrinkle Reducer
It seems like everyone these days is looking to turn back the clock when it comes to their looks. Now, there's a new weapon in the battle against laugh lines. Seven's Cristine Cruz shows us how this wrinkle reducer works.
WSVN -- From chemical peels to botox injections, the quest to look younger has never been greater. Jolanda Harris a mother of three wanted to erase some of the tell-tale signs of aging.
Jolanda Harris"By the time I pushed into my later 30s I had to get rid of them, I call them my parenthesis, my laugh lines."
But she didn't want to undergo anything too drastic.
Jolanda Harris: "I just didn't want it to change my appearance, I still wanted to look the same, but just younger."
That's when Aventura dermatologist Mark Nestor told her about a product just hitting the market.
Jolanda Harris: "So the newest FDA filler is called Evolence and Evolence is a collagen filler."
He says Evolence is the first wrinkle filler approved by the FDA to be derived from the collagen of pigs.
Dr. Mark Nestor: "Because they are so compatible with the human body, the human body doesn't reject them."
Which means patients experience less bruising and swelling than other fillers. Evolence is only used on the laugh lines around your mouth.
Dr. Mark Nestor: "For patients who essentially have mild to moderate folds, here you will get a wonderful result that will last."
Jolanda was happier than a pig in slop to give it a try. Dr. Nestor first numbs the area then injects evolence into both sides of her mouth.
Jolanda says it wasn't painful and she was shocked by the quick results.
Jolanda Harris: "I'm going to stick around for that fountain of youth and to me this is the next best thing."
Cristine Cruz: "The results should last up to a year, it's not cheap. Evolence can cost $700 and up for one syringe and most patients will need two.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Mark Nestor
The Center for Cosmetic Enhancement