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Soft Tissue Fillers

Restylane and Juvederm are facial fillers used to help reduce the signs of aging without surgery. These substances are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Restylane and Juvederm are two different brands of hyaluronic acid designed for injection under the skin.

 

They help fill hollows in the face which result from aging. These substances also fill in lines under the eyes, known as tear trough deformity, and smile and marionette lines. Treatment effects fade slowly over time, with most patients requesting re-treatment. One of the most requested uses of Restylane is to fill the laugh lines, also  known as nasal labial folds. Restylane lasts between nine to 11 months. Juvederm is used to provide a more full, plump appearance to lips, lasting about four to five months. Before treatment, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jason Hess to determine if filler is the best option for one’s concerns. 

 

Allergic reactions to these medications are rare. While these products have only been FDA approved for a few years, yearly  more than one million procedures are performed in the United States.The most common adverse effect of these treatments is redness and swelling around the injection sites. Skin usually returns to a normal appearance within a few days.