Restylane® Filler Products

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Facial fillers are composed of a variety of compounds including hyaluronic acid which are used to diminish fine lines and restore facial volume that is lost due to changes with aging.  Areas that are treated include the cheeks, around the eyes, the temporal areas, and lips.  A youthful appearance is achieved that can appear natural and refreshed.  Safety is of utmost importance.  Thorough knowledge of anatomy is key in order to reduce the rare although significant risks that exist.  Fillers are temporary and gradually are absorbed by the body over time.  Common fillers include Juvederm Ultra®, Juvederm Voluma®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Bolitero®.

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Recovery

Outpatient procedure taking approximately 15-30 minutes depending on the total of areas injected.

Results are seen immediately, bruising is rare with most fillers.  Lip fillers are more likely to swell and should completely resolve up to 72 hours in most cases.  Results last on average 4 to 6 months up to 5 years depending on the area and type of filler injected.

Pain is minimal; topical numbing medication is usually used prior to injection.

Activity/shower/driving restriction: no strenuous activity or alcohol consumption for 24 hours.

May return to work immediately.

I will want to see you in office 2 weeks following treatment to assess results and any need for “touch-up” work.