Radiesse® and Restylane®


Restylane® and Juvederm® are natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  Areas commonly treated with Restylane® or Juvederm® include most lines and wrinkles of the facial region.

It may be used to enhance the effects of Botox® for patients with very deep lines not completely responsive to Botox®.  If the lines are significantly deep or great in number, we may recommend other forms of correction such as Laser Skin Resurfacing.

These dermal fillers are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance which binds and attracts water. This is the reason that it lasts longer than most other dermal fillers.

Restylane® and Juvederm® require no pre-testing, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin,ibuprofen (and similar medications), high doses of Vitamin E or garlic supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, we will prescribe anti-viral medication prior to treatment in some areas. The most commonly noted side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.

Restylane® and Juvederm® last much longer than collagen – up to one year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.

 

Before the Surgery
How is Restylane® or Juvederm® different from Botox® and Collagen?


Restylane® and Juvederm® are natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Areas commonly treated with Restylane® or Juvederm® include most lines and wrinkles of the facial region.

It may be used to enhance the effects of Botox® for patients with very deep lines not completely responsive to Botox®. If the lines are significantly deep or great in number, we may recommend other forms of correction such as Laser Skin Resurfacing.

These dermal fillers are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance which binds and attracts water. This is the reason that it lasts longer than most other dermal fillers.

Restylane® and Juvederm® require no pre-testing, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin,ibuprofen (and similar medications), high doses of Vitamin E or garlic supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, we will prescribe anti-viral medication prior to treatment in some areas. The most commonly noted side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.

Restylane® and Juvederm® last much longer than collagen – up to one year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.


Hylaform


Hylaform is also hyaluronic acid, but is derived from an animal source (avian). Otherwise it is used in the same manner as Restylane or Juvederm. Advise your doctor if you have bird or poultry allergies.


Do the injections hurt?


Restylane® and Juvederm® are injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle, which helps to minimize discomfort as much as possible. We use a topical anesthetic to reduce the discomfort of the injection. Patients report minimal to moderate discomfort, depending on their inherent pain tolerances. The number of patients we have repeating their treatments attests to the fact that whatever discomfort may be involved, it is worthwhile to achieve the excellent results afforded by Restylane® and Juvederm®.


Deeper Lines and Wrinkles – Surgical Options


For generalized facial lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an excellent option. The most aggressive of the facial skin improvement procedures discussed so far, it also produces the most dramatic results.

* Results vary from person to person. You must be evaluated by Dr. Morris and deemed to be a candidate for any procedure you consider. Not everyone is a medical candidate. Please call 989.832.5055 for details.