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Restylane® and Juvéderm™ are made of hyaluronic acid, a compound found in our natural skin. As we age, the effects of facial muscle movement become visible as laugh lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and creases near the nose and lips. Juvéderm and Restylane can help fill in these lines and creases, and produce a smoother, fuller, and more youthful appearance. These cosmetic fillers can also be used to add more fullness to the lips.
Restylane or Juvéderm will be injected into the deep layer of the skin or lips. The skin is “plumped” by the injection and your creases and fine lines are filled in. Both products may be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
The cosmetic filler procedure takes 30 minutes to perform and is done in the office under local anesthesia. The effects of the injection are visible immediately. While some patients may experience mild bruising, most do not. No bandaging is necessary following the procedure, and you may wear makeup the same day.
Some patients may experience bruising for several days after the injections. You should schedule your Restylane or Juvéderm injection at least one week in advance of an anticipated event or meeting. The effects of the cosmetic injection generally last between four and six months, depending on the patient.