Juvederm & Restylane are naturally occurring Injectable agents used to diminish wrinkles of the face. Facial aging includes thinning of the lips, deepening of the nasolabial folds and the development of lines running vertically downward from the corners of the mouth. Juvederm & Restylane injections can in many cases instantly and dramatically improve these features. Juvederm & Restylane can also improve some depressed scars, vertical lines around the mouth, and other facial soft tissue abnormalities.
Both Juvederm & Restylane are dermal fillers that consist of Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that provides fullness and elasticity. Therefore, over time skin starts to lose the hyaluronic acid causing the skin to lose volume which in turn can lead to wrinkles and folds to appear from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Subsequently, these fillers are temporary, the new-you appearance will be gone in 6-12 months. We have never had a patient that has been unhappy with their result obtained by dermal fillers!!! It is immediate and profound.
Dermal Filler injections are non-surgical procedures that are long-lasting. The duration of the improvement varies from patient to patient, averaging about six to twelve months. The discomfort during and after the injections is minimal. Sometimes there is minimal bruising as with any skin injections and there is always a small risk of infection.
Overall, Dr. Arthur Zacco performs both Juvederm and Restylane injections at Anti Aging & Functional Medicine and requires about 15-20 minutes to perform. The decreased appearance of wrinkles is immediate and appears natural with minimal recovery or downtime.