Restylane and Juvederm are made of hyaluronic acid, which
occurs naturally in the body. It is not manufactured using animal proteins and
is very safe.
How is the Procedure
After the consultation, the actual procedure takes 25 to 60
minutes depending on how many syringes are used.
Who Should Not Receive
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a
neurological disease should not use Fillers. You should consult with a doctor
What are the Side Effects of Fillers?
I think it is appropriate to define what hyaluronic acid
is. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found in our bodies in the
intra-and extracellular matrix. It is form of antigen-free tissue
glue, if you will. Therefore, hyaluronic acid is naturally broken down in the
body without adverse effects. Hyaluronic acid has been used for years in
cataract surgery and was FDA approved for cosmetic use (Restylane) in 2004.
Hundreds of thousands of have been performed with no to
minimal patient negative reactions in any way. However, it is a medical
procedure so it is important to have an experienced health care provider
performing your procedure to reduce the chance of any side effect.
To date, there is no
information to suggest that long-term aesthetic use of hyaluronic acid gels has
any detrimental effects.
How Long Does a
Filler Injection Last?
This time frame can vary based on the type of filler used
with effects lasting anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years. If you are using
semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects of the fillers can last for up
to 5 years, sometimes longer.
How does it work?
When the hyaluronic gel is injected, it will act like an
inflated cushion. This cushionwill
support facial structures and tissues that have lost volume/elasticity from
aging. The fillers also help draw water to the surface of your skin, helping it
look more refreshed.