Restylane® and Juvederm®
We’re pleased to offer Restylane and Juvederm treatments, an exciting
option for those who are looking for skin rejuvenation. Restylane was
developed in Sweden and launched in 1996. Since then, it has helped millions
of patients in 70 countries achieve younger-looking skin.
The science behind Restylane and Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, which is
present in youthful skin but recedes and changes in structure as we age.
The gel injections boost your natural supply of hyaluronic acid, which
smooths out signs of aging and brings out the best in your features.
Restylane and Juvederm gel treatments can diminish the appearance of:
- Worry lines in forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Smile lines around the mouth
- Laugh lines, from nose to mouth
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal lip lines
Juvederm and Restylane are also commonly used to augment the lips.
Come in for a consultation, and we’ll discuss if Restylane treatments
are right for you.
Frequently asked questions
Q: What are Restylane and Juvederm?
A: Both of these products are dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid.
This compound is an all-natural, skin-identical structural protein similar
to collagen or elastin. It is present in youthful skin but recedes and
changes in structure as we age. These injections supplement your natural
supply of hyaluronic acid, which smooths out signs of aging and bring
out the best of your features.
Q: What is the difference between Restylane and Juvederm?
A: Both are hyaluronic acid fillers. The main difference is the size of the
hyaluronic acid molecule. While they can both be used interchangeably,
the slight difference in consistency might make one preferable over the
other for certain applications. Our nurse injector has been working with
both fillers for years and can tell you precisely which one will provide
the best results for your individual concerns. If you already have a preference,
we are more than happy to accommodate your request.
Q: How long do these treatments last?
A: Both fillers are proven to provide long-lasting results. The area being
injected will determine the longevity of the treatment. Very dynamic areas,
such as the lips, will need to be injected at approximately four-month
intervals, but most other areas of the face will last six to nine months.
Q: Are there long-term benefits to Restylane and Juvederm treatments?
A: Yes! Studies have indicated that not only do dermal fillers temporarily
restore volume, they stimulate the long-term production of collagen and
elastin, the skin’s other important structural proteins. It has
been observed over the years that patients who may have required two to
three syringes of filler for optimal correction during their initial visit
frequently need smaller dosesfor their subsequent treatments.
Q: Are there side effects to Restylane and Juvederm injections?
A: While exceptionally rare, the most common side effect is mild bruising.
Avoid blood-thinning over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin, for
48 hours before and after injection to decrease the chances of any bruising.
Also avoid alcohol consumption for 48 hours before and after treatment.
In the rare situations where bruising occurs, it is usually mild enough
to be covered by makeup.