Restylane® and Juvederm®
Have you ever looked in the mirror and given a tug here and a tug there to reverse the effects of aging? As part of the facial aging process, our collagen, hyaluronic acid, and normal fat pads all decrease over time. This process, combined with a loss in skin elasticity, causes volume loss in the face which leads to a change in facial shape as well as unwanted wrinkles.
Thanks to ever-evolving aesthetic technology we are able to provide a minimally-invasive answer for most of these issues leading to a younger looking, more enhanced version of yourself. We can use hyaluronic acid based facial fillers (using the Restylane family and Juvederm product lines) in a strategic and customized fashion to turn back time, minimize imperfections and asymmetry, and add volume exactly where it is needed. At SpaDerma we take a “Midwest” philosophy to our injections that guides our results so that you won’t end up like one of the “Real Housewives” (unless that is the look you are going for in which case we will talk.) The versatility of these product lines is unmatched and allows us to do a multitude of facial enhancements and rejuvenation.
These products come in many forms and can be utilized precisely to address specific problems from fine to deeper lines, as well as replacement or enhancement of volume in cheeks, lips or other areas. The last thing we want is for someone to ask “where did you get your filler done?” We believe in natural, appropriate results but are not afraid to enhance volume when needed.
Come in for a complimentary consultation to discuss if soft tissue filler treatments are right for you!
Facial Fillers 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
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.