Smooth away the telltale lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel. Facial wrinkles and creases are part of the aging process and begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning or smiling.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is among the most popular of all dermal fillers, particularly for smoothing out deep nasolabial creases – the "parentheses" that become etched around the corners of the mouth from smiling. JUVÉDERM is a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the body – which adds volume and hydration to the skin. Since it is not animal derived, it requires no pre-testing, and does not cause the allergic reactions associated with animal products. Results from JUVÉDERM can last 9 months or more.
Restylane® is another hyaluronic acid product which is often used to augment the lips and to smooth wrinkles or acne scars. Hyaluronic acid is biocompatible and biodegradable, which means it is safe for the body and will be naturally broken down and eliminated over time. Results from Restylane typically last approximately 6 months.
Perlane®, from the makers of Restylane, contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid to address deeper or more extensive facial wrinkling. Like Restylane, it is safe for the body and will be broken down naturally over time. Results from Perlane typically last approximately 6 months.
CONDITION TREATED: Frown lines in the forehead, furrows between the cheeks and nose, indentations or acne scars, crow's feet around the eyes and an absence of fullness to the lips.
THE REMEDY: A dermal filler is injected into the dermis or second layer of skin.
RESULTS: The filler temporarily plumps up or fills in the wrinkles, scars, lips or contour irregularities.
EFFECTIVE SERIES OF TREATMENTS CONSIST OF: One treatment.
TREATMENT INTERVAL: 6 to 9 months.
TREATMENT TIME: 30 to 60 minutes.
RECOVERY TIME: Some swelling and redness at the treatment site may occur. This generally fades in a matter of hours.