Cosmetics - Dermal Fillers
Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvéderm®
These are soft-tissue fillers that can be used to correct wrinkles and restore tissue volume lost due to the natural aging process. These fillers are derived from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule found in our skin. These fillers are not permanent and are eventually reabsorbed by the body.
Areas of the face that are commonly injected include the nasolabial folds (smile lines) and the lip for augmentation. The results are immediate and last 6 months to a year depending on the product and the individual. There may be bruising and swelling at the injection sites. This will usually resolve in a few days.
One week prior to treatment, avoid taking the following; St John’s Wart, high doses of Vitamin E, aspirin, green tree extract, fish oil and other non-steroidal inflammatory medications (ibuprofen). These agents may increase bruising and bleeding.
It is important to know that not all dermal fillers are equal. Each filler has its own unique properties. At your appointment a treatment plan will be customized to your own needs.