ABOUT RESTYLANE & FILLERS
As we age, we lose volume in the soft tissues, fat pads and bones of the face, leading to the development of wrinkles, folds and sagging skin.
This is the most readily seen around the eyes, mouth, jaw line, brows and bridge of the nose. Thinning of the skin and loss of fatty tissue can give a prematurely aged appearance to the hands as well.
Soft tissue fillers, also known as “injectables” or “dermal fillers”, are the most popular non-surgical treatment for replacing lost volume and treating lost volume and treating lines, creases and wrinkles to help restore a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Dermal filler treatments are ideal for:
Wrinkles of the face
Accenting and plumping lip size (lip enhancement/lip augmentation)
Smoothing vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines/wrinkles around the mouth)
Facial scars from acne or injury
Naso-labial folds (upper and lower) and frown lines
Depressed corners of the mouth
Augmentation of cheek bones, chin or bridge of the nose
*Some procedures are off-label usages of FDA-approved products.
TYPES OF DERMAL FILLERS
Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers
Restylane, from Medicis, Inc is a non-animal derived hyaluronic acid-based used worldwide since 1996. It is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth any wrinkles. A clear gel formation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
Restylane can be used to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for a younger-looking you. Restylane is FDA-approved since 2003 and lasts up to six months.
Perlane, also from Medicis, Inc is a version of Restylane that has larger size hyaluronic particles that are injected deeper into the skin. Those larger particles are perfect for filling deeper.
Perlane provides a natural-looking appearance and lasts about six months. Like Restylane, it does not contain any animal proteins, reducing the risk of allergic reaction and animal-based disease transmission.
Juvéderm, from Allergen, Inc is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal derived hyaluronic and dermal filler offering a natural look and feel. Juvéderm has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid on the market and use a special formulation process so one treatment can last.