Juvederm® / Restylane® / Fillers

 

Juvederm® / Restylane® / Fillers

As we age, there are areas of our face and neck that sag, lose volume, and wrinkle. Injectable fillers (Restylane® and Juvederm®) are great non-surgical treatments to help fill in lines, creases, and depressions to achieve a more youthful appearance. They are composed of a compound called hyaluronic acid, which a natural component of our connective tissue. Because of this, there is no real risk of an allergic reaction.

Within each brand of the product, there are many subtypes.  Each individual subtype has properties that are unique to that product. Because of these product profiles, specific locations are better served by specific fillers. Our surgeons will help you decide which product is best for you.   Both product brands achieve the same result and most patients are eager to use these fillers in areas like:

Our surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve youthful as well as natural-looking results. As dual Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons, we have mastered the anatomical relationships of the face and neck so that after treatment, you don’t appear artificial and “frozen”. Best of all, results are visible after just one short visit with us. 

The procedure typically begins after placing ice or a numbing agent on the areas to be treated. Then, we will map out the areas to be treated in the normal upright position. The injectable fillers are placed meticulously, followed by a small amount of pressure to help reduce the risk of bruising and swelling, which is minimal. After the injection, a small amount of massaging might also be necessary to help achieve the perfect result. This is in contrast to Botox® and Dysport®, in which massaging after treatment is not recommended. The results are immediate and will usually last between 6 to 24 months, depending on the type of filler used and the location injected.