As a result of the natural aging process, it becomes more difficult for the skin to maintain its elasticity and smoothness. Collagen levels decrease, skin becomes drier, and wrinkles start to develop. Restylane and Juvederm are minor cosmetic procedures that help eliminate these signs of aging. The injectable fillers restore volume to the face, reduce fine lines, and smooth deep folds in the skin. New York City Restylane treatment, along with Juvederm, are safe and effective solutions for enhancing your natural beauty and reviving a youthful appearance.
Restylane injections are filled with a natural substance known as hyaluronic acid that helps skin maintain its resilience and elasticity. As people get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid that exists within the body starts to decrease. The fullness of the cheeks become depleted, the lips get thinner, and wrinkles begin to form. When Restylane is injected into the face, it increases the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body. Restylane can get rid of bags underneath the eyes, diminish wrinkles, reduce deep folds, enhance the fullness of lips, fill out areas of the cheeks, and augment the chin.
The cosmetic procedure tends to last fifteen to thirty minutes. If patients have a low threshold for pain, the surgeon can use an anesthetic during the procedure. Patients start to see results immediately and will continue to notice improvements during the following weeks. It’s possible to resume normal activities within the same day, but it is advisable to stay out of extreme heat or cold weather conditions during the first few days after the treatment. The results may last from six months to a year.
Patients tend to respond well to the injections, since they are composed of a natural substance found in the body and don’t contain animal substances or toxins. Common side effects include minimal swelling, redness, pain at the injection points, and headache. The side effects usually disappear after a few days. If there are any serious side effects, the surgeon should be contacted immediately.
Juvederm is an injectable filler that contains slightly more hyaluronic acid and less water than Restylane. The gel is effective at reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and folds around the nose and mouth. It also adds volume to the cheeks, fills out the lips, and reshapes facial contours. Juvederm improves the skin’s elasticity and gives the face an overall smoother appearance than other dermal fillers.
The procedure usually lasts for nearly thirty minutes. An anesthetic can be used to eliminate feelings of pain and discomfort during the procedure, if necessary. Improvements in the treated areas will be noticeable immediately. Patients may experience bruising, redness, tenderness, and swelling for a few days. The minor side effects shouldn’t interfere with the ability to engage in regular activities as soon as the treatment is completed. The length of time the results last varies per individual, but many patients schedule follow-up treatments in six months to a year.
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Restylane and Juvederm can be performed in conjunction with other skincare treatments in order to revitalize your facial appearance. Find out more information regarding New York City Restylane treatment, or other skin treatments offered by Dr. Loeb, by contacting his Fifth Avenue office for a private consultation. Call 212-327-3700 to schedule an appointment.