Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. By replacing lost volume, Juvederm quickly corrects wrinkles with a simple injection. Juvederm is made with a smooth hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the connective tissue of your body. Juvederm comes in different formulas to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, working from the inside out to give the face a more youthful appearance. This non-surgical treatment lasts as long as 1 year.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm?
Juvederm is suitable for all skin colors and types. We use Juvederm for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It may also be recommended for filling out thin lips and the hollow areas around the eyes and near the top of the nose. In some cases it has also been used for restoring volume to the cheeks.
Placement for Juvederm is determined after carefully evaluating the wrinkles present on your face. Areas to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable; Juvederm is then injected with a very fine needle to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin. Results of Juvederm typically last 9-12 months. You will need touch-ups and repeat treatments to maintain skin volume and wrinkle correction over the years.
What are the risks of Juvederm?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and effective when administered by a qualified provider. Because Juvederm is biodegradable and doesn’t contain ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in most people, you do not need a pre-treatment allergy test. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure Juvederm is a good option for you. Side effects are usually minor and last fewer than 7 days. You may have some redness and swelling at the treatment sites for a few days, along with mild bruising or skin firmness.
Restylane, the world’s best-selling dermal filler, is an FDA-approved injectable product made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the connective tissue of your skin. Restylane is formulated with non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid that restores skin volume to give your face a more youthful appearance. Losing fatty tissue in your face is a normal part of aging, and the impact of significant weight loss, gravity, and over-exposure to the sun are readily apparent over the years. Each face ages in its own unique way, but gauntness, wrinkling, and vertical folds and lines on both sides of the mouth are common. The rounded fat pads in the cheeks – a hallmark characteristic of the youthful face -also thin and migrate downward as we get older, giving the face a tired or worn look.
Who is a candidate for Restylane?
Restylane is used for treating moderate facial wrinkles and folds, while Perlane (a similar product) is used to treat deeper wrinkles. The nasolabial folds are the most common area of treatment with Restylane. Restylane may also be effective for filling out thin lips and the hollow areas around the eyes and near the top of the nose (one of the areas most prone to fat loss). In some cases it has also been used for restoring volume to the cheekbones and mid-face.
The doctor will decide the best placement for Restylane after carefully evaluating the unique way your face is aging. Areas to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable; Restylane is then injected with a very fine needle to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin. Results of Restylane last 6 months or more. You will need touch-ups and repeat treatments to maintain the volume and wrinkle correction you desire over the years.
Risks / Side Effects
Hyaluronic acid fillers are effective and have proven to be very safe when administered in a medical setting by a qualified and trained doctor. Restylane offers another advantage in that you don’t need to be pre-tested for a possible allergic reaction to it, since it’s biodegradable and doesn’t contain ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in most people. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure Restylane is a good option for you. Side effects from Restylane are usually minor and short in duration. You may have some bruising, redness or swelling at the treatment sites for a few days. It’s not unusual for uneven swelling to occur, with one side more prominent than the other. Typically, this lasts for a couple of days before it resolves itself.