Injectable Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) Treatment


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.

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