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Smooth, youthful skin is the desire of most people – especially as age, genetics and environmental factors begin putting years of mileage on the face. Over time, the skin starts to lose its elasticity and volume, resulting in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Juvederm and Restylane help to restore volume and smoothness by replacing depleted hyaluronic acid just beneath the skin. When injected into the dermal layers, hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, giving the face a fuller appearance in targeted areas. Fillers are used to treat many different types of lines and wrinkles, though it is most frequently used as a dermal filler for smile lines and marionette lines around the mouth.

What are fillers made of?

Hyaluronic acid. It is a substance naturally occurring in the human body? In fact, hyaluronic acid is responsible for attracting and holding water within the skin, giving it youthful volume. Over time, hyaluronic acid levels deteriorate, causing the skin to develop lines and appear sunken. Fillers restore hyaluronic acid molecules to the skin, causing it to ‘plump’ the skin and give it a smoother, more voluminous appearance.

Are fillers right for me?

Fillers may be right for you if you are bothered by deep lines, facial folds, or loss in cheek volume, but are in search of a non-surgical way of addressing them. Fillers are safe and effective for most people. Drs. Van Bebber or Matone can meet with you to discuss your concerns and help determine the best course of treatment.

What should I expect during Juvederm treatments?

Filler injections are administered in the comfort of our office. The gel contains both hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, the latter of which is responsible for helping numb the skin and minimize discomfort. Drs. Van Bebber and Matone will need only minutes to complete the injection, and in most cases, there is no downtime. We offer a topical numbing gel to help alleviate any injection discomfort.

What type of results can I expect after my appointment?

Fillers offer instant results. You’ll see a noticeable change in your skin’s appearance before you ever leave our office. Many patients enjoy their results for up to a full year (2 years for Juvederm Voluma) until the gel is safely absorbed by the body. Most patients feel that their results are natural in appearance and reflect the natural contours of the face.

Where can I go to get more information on fillers?

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  • JUVÉDERM® family of products includes JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
  • The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk

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Before and 3 weeks later:

Top left: before; Top right: immediately post-injection; Bottom: 1 day post-injection

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Marionette lines/Mouth Corners

Before and immediately post-injection:

Voluma (Cheek bones)

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