When injected into the skin, Restylane increases skin volume by increasing water absorption. Restylane was the first Hyaluronic acid filler on the market. Common Uses: Works to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and to add volume in the lips.
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump & enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry among facial features
Mechanism of Action
Juvederm and Restylane are cosmetic injections, composed of Hyaluronic Acid in a clear, gel like form. During your treatment, your master injector from CONTOURED administers the Hyaluronic acid filler under the skin, to plump up and fill in creases and depressions.
As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Restylane and Juvederm are considered out-patient procedures. They’re done within minutes at in Dr. Rachi’s Skin City. Lip treatments take a shorter amount of time compared to dermal fillers for the cheeks or forehead. Restylane and Juvederm results are seen quickly and last for several months, but with slight variations.
Restylane and Juvederm injection procedures take just a few minutes each. You’ll likely need follow-up sessions in the future to maintain the volumizing effects in your lips. Restylane takes a few days longer to work, and lasts around 10 months. Juvederm lasts about one year. The initial results are instant. With either choice, you’ll need follow-up injections in the future in order to maintain your results.
Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel while Restylane is a particulate or granular gel. Additionally, Juvederm contains 35 percent more cross-linked hyaluronic acid than Restylane, which may be why it can be longer lasting.
These are still cross-linked hyaluronic acids but are more dense (thicker) and with a higher molecular weight. Perlane is made by the company that makes Restylane. They are better for injecting into areas where a denser filler is needed like a deeper nasolabial fold, or for volume in the cheeks. Other dermal fillers.
What's the difference between Juvederm and Restylane? Juvederm and Restylane are both Hyaluronic acid fillers. Restylane was the first HA filler on the market. ... Thus, different fillers are suitable for different areas of the face (lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks, etc) and last for different durations.
Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve one week prior to injections. Avoid supplements, including primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for one week prior to injections.
A week before you get Botox injections and dermal fillers, stop taking: aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Motrin, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, flax oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A, vitamin E and other essential fatty acids. Also, avoid drinking alcohol a few days before your treatment.
And since you have gotten accustomed to smoother skin, the re-appearance of your baseline wrinkles, may feel as though they've worsened. But in fact, dermal fillers cannot in any way make your wrinkles worse. Some of the more popular fillers on the market are composed of hyaluronic acid.
But most fillers are viscous so when they are injected they stretch the skin causing injection pain. The good news is that the FDA has just approved hyaluronic acid fillers containing lidocaine. ... It usually is not painful after the procedure is finished, though
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