Juvederm® and Restylane® are injectable fillers that are used to fill in wrinkles or plump up certain area of the face. They are all made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in your body. They absorb and hold onto water molecules, thus filling in or plumping the area into which they are injected.
One of the most common areas for injection is around the mouth in the smile lines, or nasolabial folds. These are the folds that run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Juvederm can also be injected into the marionette lines, which are the wrinkles that form below the corners of the mouth down to the jawline.
Restylane is used for under eye injection for filling in the groove known as the "tear trough". This can hide the early formation of a bag under the eye. Restylane is very smooth for this purpose and fills the area in nicely.
Juvederm® and Restylane® are used for injection into the lips to give fuller, more supple, or pouty lips. The procedure takes about 10 minutes to perform after numbing cream is applied. The effects last for 6-12 months, depending on the individual.
Before and after photos are courtesy of Allergan
If you have facial wrinkles or desire more youthful volume in your face, come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut for Juvederm or Restylane injections. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali. We look forward to seeing you!