What is Juvederm and Restylane?

Juvederm and Restylane fillers contain a safe, temporary, non-animal form of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Juvederm and Restylane are available in a variety of formulations and are injected to fill out furrows, folds, and areas of lost volume in the face. These fillers should not be confused with Botox Cosmetic, which basically immobilizes muscles. Hyaluronic acid gels and Botox work wonderfully together as a team. The most common areas treated with Juvederm and Restylane are the lips, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and drooping corners of the mouth, lower eyelid depressions and lost volume in the midface and cheeks.

What are the Advantages of Juvederm and Restylane?

Juvederm and Restylane are smooth, clear gels that "flow" evenly during injection and contain anesthetic for your comfort. The outcomes of treatment with Juvederm or Restylane typically last six months or more (sometime for a year) and re-treatments can be performed whenever needed. Injections may result in minor bruising or swelling.

Are Juvederm and Restylane safe?

Allergic reactions are so rare that pre-treatment skin testing is not necessary. Juvederm and Restylane are also fully reversible with an injectable "antidote" that dissolves these products overnight.

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