Dermal Filler Injections
Restylane® and Juvéderm® Dermal Fillers
Restylane® and Juvéderm® are designed to smooth facial wrinkles and lines, shape facial contours, improve areas of hollowing e.g. the temples, and sculpt lips. These products appear as a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout the body. They carry very little risk of an allergic reaction, and can be reversed with the use (off-label use) of an enzyme, Hyalase.
The most common areas for treatment are the cheeks, glabellar lines (the frown lines between the eyebrows), the temples, the outer brow area and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth), the marionette lines at the outer angles of the mouth, and the upper lip. They are often used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections (botulinum toxin – Botox, Dysport or Azzalure).
With their unique ability to bind with water, Restylane and Juvéderm remain in your skin for many months. Repeated injections have been shown to provide longer lasting results and the treatment is no longer considered to be merely temporary.
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For patients who prefer to avoid the use of dermal fillers, microfat injections are an alternative option to consider. For more information click here.