What is Restylane?
Restylane and Juvederm are two brands of a new kind of injectable dermal filler designed to lift and restore a youthful appearance to the skin. The active ingredient – hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel – can be injected underneath wrinkles or lips to give a natural and healthy glow to the face.
Restylane can be used to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds) or around the eyes. It is also an excellent way to fill scars, fill thin ear lobes, improve the appearance of the eye sockets, fill in “hollow” areas of the face, and fill in thin or wrinkled lips for a plumper appearance. The gel allows your dermatologist to mold the product to your specifications and improve the look of your skin to your specifications. Many patients see almost immediate improvement, recovering within one to three days – and treatments can last up to one year.
What’s the difference between Restylane and Juvederm? Which is right for me?
Restylane and Juvederm both utilize a clear gel containing hyaluronic acid, a natural acid found in the bodies of all living creatures. The injectable gel acts to lift the skin and fill hollow areas of the face.
Restylane’s gel consists of larger microscopic particles, giving it a heavier consistency and making it more suitable for filling in larger areas of the face like the cheeks, eyes, or deep facial wrinkles. Juvederm, on the other hand, uses a slightly smoother gel with smaller particles. This makes it ideal for filling smaller lines and wrinkles as well as improving the appearance of the lips. Both brands offer natural results that last up to six months to one year, and a consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist can help you decide which solution is best for you.
Who is a candidate for Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal fillers ideal for filling deep wrinkles as well as smaller lines; wrinkles around the nose and lips, lines around the eyes, and aging lips. They can also fill in scars in the face, fill hollow cheeks and other facial areas, and bring hollowed eye sockets back to a youthful and healthy appearance. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Abadir today to help decide if Restylane or Juvederm treatments are right for you.
Why choose Dr. Abadir?
Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir have years of experience treating a wide range of skin problems associated with aging – and their broad knowledge of different treatment options gives each of them a unique ability to consult with their patients and help them select the perfect treatment option for them. With steady hands, a skilled approach, and a passion for helping men and women look and feel their best, Abadir Associates offers a personal and unique approach to Restylane and Juvederm treatments.