Lines and wrinkles appear in many areas of the face as we age. The skin changes and the volume often decreases from various locations. Facial expressions have a very big impact on this, but there are ways to restore your youthful appearance. Numerous versions of facial injectable fillers have been developed and are now FDA-approved for cosmetic use. A simple fifteen-minute office visit can provide you with a smooth, youthful face. Because each injectable filler has its own benefits, it is important to discuss your goals when choosing the filler that is right for you. Juvederm and Restylane are two options which are producing excellent results for many individuals.
Juvederm comes in several formulations and is FDA approved for cosmetic procedures. It has been deemed the “next generation” of injectable gels and is one of the first approved to be safe on individuals of all color. This injectable became FDA approved in 2006 and is utilized in the facial area to make deep folds appear softer and to reduce wrinkles. It can eliminate nasolabial folds that appear around mouth. Nasolabia folds are the creases that form over time near the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Smiling and age can impact the lines and make them more prominent over time. Juvederm can also be used for lip augmentation and to fill small scars. Frown lines are also common and occur over age and time. Frown lines are usually located in between the eyes near the forehead. These lines can make an individual appear angry or upset when in fact they are not. Eliminating these lines with Juvederm, often in combination with a neurotoxin like Botox, can make a huge impact on one’s appearance as well as their self-confidence.
Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance that assists in volume and hydration. Hyaluronic acid is located in the muscles and skin of other mammals. This dermal filler consists of a very smooth gel which allows it to easily fill in areas of the face. The lines and wrinkles are instantly diminished as it is added to various areas and is absorbed in the body. This is a great natural option compared to utilizing a collagen-based dermal filler that may not always produce a natural appearance. Juvederm is administered in a clinical office setting and a small needle is utilized to fill various areas of the face where the lines and wrinkles occur. The visit may take as little as fifteen minutes to complete. It is possible that the injection sites could become bruised or red, but these side effects do not last long. The healing process is quick and normal activities can be resumed immediately. Juvederm is absorbed by the body and, thus, is not a permanent solution to eliminating lines and wrinkles in the face. Like other fillers, treatment needs to be repeated in order to maintain results. Results typically last six to nine months or longer.
Restylane is another filler option that is also made of hyaluronic acid that is naturally located in the body. It is a clear gel that is injected in areas of the face with a small micro-needle. Prior to Restylane being injected, a topical anesthesia can be applied. The face may swell for a day, but normal activities can be resumed immediately. This filler is believed to last longer than collagen implants and fillers used in lip enhancement. As with Juvederm, Restylane is also FDA approved and typically lasts up to one year before the treatment needs to be repeated. Restylane has become popular in the United States after being used for years in Canada and Europe.
Crow’s feet, lines in our foreheads, nasolabial folds, and frown lines are part of the aging process. These lines and wrinkles may develop faster for some than others. Age, sun damage, stress, facial expressions, and life in general can cause these to develop. To create a smooth and radiant face again, dermal fillers are an easy solution. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are now safe and effective to be used in the United States. The great benefit to these fillers is that they do not contain collagen and are developed from natural substances already found in our body. The body will easily adjust and accept the hyaluronic acid that is placed in it and a younger you will emerge. Dr. Masri and his staff can help you decide which dermal filler is the best for you and your needs. This is a great alternative to surgical methods to change the face and create a younger look. Dr. Masri can help you today, just contact him at 866-487-3223 to get started on your new look.