Restylane & Juvederm
We are all familiar with the frustrating external effects of aging, manifested as wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial volume. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring organic complex that comprises a significant part of our tissues. Juvederm and Restylane are special formulations of hyaluronic acid that can be used to help fill in the lines and wrinkles that develop with aging, as well as augment lips and cheeks.
As the science of anti-aging has rapidly evolved, scientists have discovered that when injected into the skin, dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid can brilliantly restore elasticity, suppleness and resilience. Restylane and Juvederm are two of the most exciting new soft tissue fillers that deliver this innovative technology. Not only do they lift, plump, and invigorate sunken cheeks, Restylane and Juvederm have also proven ideal for augmenting and volumizing the lips.
Benefits of Restylane and Juvederm:
- Lubrication of skin cells with naturally occurring hyaluronic acid
- Hypoallergenic, free from all animal products and toxins
- Non-surgical, non-invasive “liquid facelift”
- Safe, effective and proven, with over 27 million satisfied clients
- Approved for use in the lips, eyes, chin, cheeks and nasolabial folds
- Effective in treating very fine lines and superficial wrinkles
- Reversal of skin laxity and thinning soft tissue
- Appropriate for all skin tones and textures
- May be combined with other injectables as part of a more comprehensive regimen
- Long-lasting results, up to one year
Placing your skincare in the hands of a trusted professional
Skincare is both a science and an art. When you place your skin in the capable hands of a PPSD professional, you guarantee the highest quality of personal attention coupled with extensive training and experience. This union of humanity and skill translates into truly outstanding results. Our Charlotte NC Juvederm and Restylane physicians pursue a subtle, conservative approach that preserves spontaneity in the facial muscles, effortlessly accentuating your innate, all-natural beauty.
We welcome clients from all over the Charlotte, NC area, including the nearby cities of Shelby, Gastonia and Hickory, as well as out-of-state and international patients. Your procedure begins with a confidential consultation in the warmth and comfort of our immaculate office suites, where your doctor will discuss your goals in detail. After reviewing your medical records, prior surgeries, and treatments, and understanding your concerns, he or she will make the best recommendation for moving forward. At this juncture, before and after photos are a wonderful tool for aligning doctor and patient expectations.
Details of the Restylane and Juvederm procedure
Rather than follow a generic manufacturer’s chart, your doctor will hand-select the injection points for an outcome most customized to your needs. He or she will use a cosmetic stylus to strategically mark the treatment site before numbing the area with a local anesthetic. With expert precision, the surgeon will administer your Restylane and Juvederm injections in the space a few seconds. Most patients are surprised to be in and out of the office in less than 30 minutes in total.
What can I expect post-injection?
For those clients experiencing any soreness or discomfort after their injection, ice packs can be gently applied to the treatment site. Although patients may return to normal activities immediately, it’s best to avoid touching your face or lips for at least 24 hours. If any questions arise during your recovery, the PPSD team is standing by to assist you, so don’t hesitate to call us.
Your Restylane and Juvederm results can be enjoyed right away, and will continue for several months. To maintain the improvement in your skin, your doctor may recommend additional treatments during routinely scheduled follow up visits.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is unique, in that it is a non-animal-fat hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a clear, sugary, slightly gooey substance that occurs in the body naturally, serving to lubricate joints, as well as other important body systems. The acid has unique capabilities – it can carry up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and has long been recognized for its “plumping” ability. The Restylane product is a biodegradable gel, and as it is not animal-based, it comes with notable advantages. It was formulated to be identical to the hyaluronic acid that is present naturally in human skin. The size of the particles in the specific Restylane product used in your treatment will be appropriate for the skin condition being addressed.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable filler composed of a modified form of hyaluronic acid, and similar to Restylane, is non-animal fat derived. It is injected into the site as a filler, and comes in different forms for different uses. As it matches the hyaluronic acid found in the human skin, no allergy test is needed for injections, whereas animal-derived acids have certain proteins that are more likely to trigger an allergic reaction or the risk of animal contamination. It is a very smooth consistency, and highly effective in the treatment of fine lines and grooves that come with aging and sun exposure.
Is Restylane or Juvederm Right for Me?
Are you tired of seeing those fines lines and grooves in your facial skin, giving your face a tired, weary or older appearance? Have you developed crow’s feet, lines around your mouth, or creases in your cheeks? If you would like to restore a more youthful look to your face, one of these injectable products could be very effective. As the treatment takes only a few short minutes, and requires no incisions or the need for the removal of tissue, it is rare that a patient will not be considered a good candidate for the treatment, although there are a few exceptions.
We Care for the Health of our Patients
Every patient is fully evaluated prior to any treatment, and our Charlote NC Juvederm physicians and dermatologists always hold your health as our top priority. It is advised that either Restylane or Juvederm treatments be administered by a medical professional, rather than in a spa environment. It is generally considered important to hold off on these treatments until you reach 18 years of age, as the facial structure changes throughout the adolescent years.
The results of your facial filler injections will be obvious almost immediately. You may experience some slight swelling or redness at the injection sites, but this diminishes quickly. Any side effects usually disappear within a few days. Both products are FDA approved, and deemed safe by that agency. Various formulations of these two products will be appropriate for different sites and conditions of the facial skin, and your treatment plan will be completely customized. Maintaining a natural look with injectable fillers is when the art of the treatment comes into play. We understand facial structure, and how to use these injectable fillers to create a natural, younger, fresher appearance.