- OB/GYN Services
- Minimally Invasive
- Prenatal Care
- Birth Control
They can also be used to plump and define lips and fill hollow areas on the face.
Here are some of the areas where they work best:
•lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial fold)
•lines from the mouth to the chin (melomental fold)
•lines above the upper lip
•frown lines (best combined with Botox Cosmetic)
•in the lips for volume and definition
•to restore volume to cheekbones or cheeks
•in some situations, under the eyes
•to fill out the backs of the hands and make veins look less prominent
Restylane and Juvederm are facial fillers used to help reduce the signs of aging without surgery. These substances are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Restylane and Juvederm are two different brands of hyaluronic acid designed for injection under the skin. They help fill hollows in the face which result from aging, such as lines under the eyes (also known as tear trough deformity), smile lines and marionette lines. An excellent tool to understand how facial fillers can improve your appearance can be found on the Juvederm website. The effects of treatment fade slowly over time, with most patients requesting retreatment about every six months. One of the most requested uses of Restylane and Juvederm is to provide a more full, plump appearance to lips. This type of treatment usually lasts about three months.
Injection of facial fillers is performed by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. There is an increasing trend whereby non-physicians perform injections under “physician supervision”. Physician supervision is in quotation marks, because the supervising physician may not even be in the same building. Before you have an injection, make sure the person treating you is fully qualified to perform the procedure and manage any potential complications.