Hyaluronic Acid Fillers/Dermal Fillers
Restylane® and Juvedérm® cosmetic injectable dermal fillers provide a non-surgical way to restore volume in areas of folds or hollowing to achieve a subtle correction and a natural, youthful result.
As we age, volume is lost due to atrophy and migration of the natural fat pads and muscles in the face and neck. This change occurs over time and happens with gravity, sun exposure, genetics and lifestyle choices.
Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance our body produces, that hydrates and volumizes the skin. As we age, the level of hyaluronic acid in our body decreases. Fillers simply supplement lost hyaluronic acid, attract water to the injected areas and provide volume and fullness to the skin and soft tissues of the face and hands.
What areas can be treated?
Fillers Are Commonly Used to:
Plump thin lips
Replace soft-tissue volume loss
Soften facial creases and wrinkles (nasolabial folds, marionette lines)
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Raise depressed scars
Provide contour in the face
Decrease under eye shadows
Increase the volume in the back of the hands
You are not a candidate for fillers if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Fillers are used to smooth facial wrinkles and to help increase fullness or projection in areas such as the lips and cheeks. These injections, when administered correctly, helps to rejuvenate facial skin by creating a smoother and/or fuller appearance. Restylane® and Juvedérm® have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use.
The procedure takes about 20-60 minutes and the results last for 6-24 months. Visible results are typically seen immediately. Patients should allow 1 week for the full effect before evaluating its effectiveness. The duration of Restylane® and Juvedérm® is typically 6-12 months, however this can vary by person.