Restylane is an injectable filler comprised of non-animal, non-human manufactured hyaluronic acid. This clear gel filler can be used for facial contouring, lip enhancement, and to fill in wrinkles and lines for your new look. Good candidates for Restylane injections include men and women who are physically healthy, realistic in their expectations and looking to add fullness to the lips or improve the appearance of the facial skin. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo Restylane treatment.
The Restylane injection is typically performed in a surgeon’s office and takes between fifteen and thirty minutes to complete. Local anesthesia, topical anesthesia or a numbing agent may be used. During the procedure, the Restylane is injected in small amounts directly into the skin using a very fine needle. There is minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime. Though some swelling or redness may occur during the first few days after treatment, work and other normal activities can usually be resumed right away. Ice packs can help to minimize any irritation that patients experience. Exercise and alcohol consumption should be avoided for about six hours after treatment, and patients should avoid sunbathing and cold outdoor activities for about one week.
Restylane treatment is associated with few complications, though side effects of swelling and redness may occur. The duration of results will vary, but patients can generally expect results to last about six months.
Juvederm is a smooth gel injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid. It can be used to treat facial wrinkles ranging from fine lines like crow’s feet and peri-oral wrinkles to deeper lines like forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, nasal furrows, cheek wrinkles, and naso-genian folds. Juvederm may also be used to treat acne scars and other facial imperfections, enhance the lips and contour the facial features. Juvederm comes in three concentrations: Juvederm 18, Juvederm 24 and Juvederm 24HV. Good candidates for Juvederm treatment include men and women who are physically healthy, realistic in their expectations and looking to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles or facial features or add fullness to the lips. Patients with severe allergies, particularly to bacterial proteins, may not be good candidates for Juvederm.
The Juvederm injection is typically performed in a surgeon’s office and can take between five and thirty minutes to complete. Patients may first be given a topical anesthetic, local anesthetic or a nerve block. A very fine needle is used to inject the Juvederm directly into the skin, after which the treated area is then gently massaged to ensure even distribution. Patients may experience some redness, swelling or discomfort at the injection site for several days after treatment. Nevertheless, recovery is minimal and patients can commonly return to work and other activities right away. The results of Juvederm may last up to six months or longer.
Botox may be used to smooth lines of the upper face including frown lines, forehead lines and lines around the eyes, and to soften wrinkles of the neck. Botox works by relaxing the underlying muscles and provides a dramatic improvement for wrinkling of the upper face, best for a makeover look. It may also be used to decrease excess perspiration occurring in the underarms or on the palms of the hands.
We have nineteen years of experience in Collagen Replacement Therapy. Collagen is the only true way to replace lost or damaged collagen in the skin, effectively plump smile lines, softening facial lines and creating more beautiful lips. Collagen is not just injections, it’s an art.