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Restylane® and Juvederm® restore natural beauty relatively painlessly

Credit: Restylane USA

These are clear biodegradable gels created similar to a natural substance already present in your body called hyaluronic acid. These gels help to restore natural beauty by creating volume and erasing wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. Although other dermal fillers are derived from animal substances, the hyaluronic acid in these gels is not.

How is the treatment performed?

During treatment, the crystal-clear Restylane® or Juvederm® gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, Restylane® and Juvederm® add volume and shape to the treated area.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment with Restylane® and Juvederm® generally take approximately 30 minutes. The time differs somewhat, depending on the correction you wish to have performed.

What area can be treated with Restylane® and Juvederm®?

Restylane® and Juvederm® can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, enhancing lips, and shaping facial contours. The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips, although other areas can also be treated. Very superficial or very deep wrinkles may be difficult to correct.

Is the treatment painful?

Most people find the injections relatively painless. A topical anaesthetic can be applied prior to your procedure. When enhancing the lips, a local anaesthetic injection is often given. Many formulations of Restylane® and Juvederm® nowadays include a numbing agent in each syringe.

Can I have Restylane® and Juvederm® and other procedures simultaneously?

Restylane® and Juvederm® treatment can be performed alone or in combination with other nonsurgical procedures such as Botox® or Dysport® to erase Dynamic Wrinkles and to curl up your lip as well as in combination with many of the NuvoLift procedures.

How long does the effect of Restylane® and Juvederm® last?

The length of time the effect of a Restylane® and Juvederm® treatment lasts varies with each individual and depends on many factors, such as the structure of your skin, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection you desire, and the injection technique. Most people choose to repeat the procedure within a year after the treatment of wrinkles and folds, and within 6 months after a lip enhancement.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness, or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. After a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days.

Will I have more wrinkles if I do not continue with Restylane® and Juvederm®?

After a Restylane® and Juvederm® treatment, the correction will gradually disappear until your skin looks like it did before the treatment. Follow-up injections will help you maintain your correction.

Come visit our office for a treatment now.

Patrick Abuzeni, MD, DDS

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