As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, therefore, smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle. Dermal fillers are used to diminish facial lines and to restore volume and fullness to the face, creating a more youthful apperance.
Dermal fillers can be used to :
· Plump thin lips
· Enhance shallow contours
· Soften facial creases and wrinkles
· Improve the appearance of recessed scars
There are multiple formulations of Juvederm® and Restylane®, each addressing specific areas of concern. Comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that provides structure to healthy skin, Juvederm and Restylane will plump tissues and bind with the body’s existing collagen stores. Facial symmetry and volume along the cheeks, and across the jawline can be restored. The smooth gel formula ensures natural looking results, which can last for up to one year.
Juvederm Volbella® and Restylane Silk® are the “finest” of the hyaluronic acid gels and are designed for filling the finer lines and subtle lip enhancement.
Juvederm Ultra XC® and Ultra Plus XC® as well as Restylane-L® are used for injection into the nasolabial folds (between the nose and mouth), the marionette lines (corner of the mouth) and generalized volume loss in the cheeks and jawline. These formulations will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds with results lasting 9 months to 1 year. FDA recently approved it as well for injection into the lips and perioral area for enhancement of the lips.
Juvederm Voluma® and Restylane Lyft® are considered to be the more "robust" version of the hyaluronic acid gels. These are designed to contour and add fullness to the cheeks and mid face area for the correction of age related volume loss, with results lasting up to 24 months.
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