Juvederm, Restylane & Restylane Lyft
Restore your youth and minimize wrinkles easily with facial fillers
Facial Fillers for Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatment – Juvederm, Restylane & Restylane Lyft
Facial fillers are injectable materials, used to plump up or add volume to areas of the face, such as the lips, cheeks, temples, and under eyes, or to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. They are different than Botox in that they do not reduce wrinkles by weakening the movement of facial muscles. They do so by filling in lines or depressions (like the dark circles under the lower lids). Sometimes they are used together with Botox as the combination may work better than each individual treatment.
The goal of facial fillers is to restore your youthful look by plumping up or adding volume to areas of the face, such as the lips, cheeks, temples, and under eyes, to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Facial Fillers Today
Historically collagen was used to fill lines for years. Today other products are used more commonly. The most common fillers used in Dr. Massry’s practice are made from Hyaluronic acid and include Juvederm, Restylane and Restylane Lyft (formarlly called Perlane).
Hyaluronic acid is a normal part of the human body which is lost with age, leading to facial aging (wrinkles and a gaunter look). Dr. Massry feels filling the face with Restylane, Juvederm or Restylane Lyft can certainly restore a more youthful look without surgery. These gels are injected under the skin after application of a topical or injected anesthetic. The volume replenishment from Restylane, Juvederm and Restylane Lyft is seen immediately and the patient and Dr. Massry can then decide together how much is appropriate.
The Right Amount of Facial Fillers
If the patient is still seeing the apperance of wrinkles or hollows after the primary injection treatment, more filler can be used to achieve the desired result. A vial/syringe of Restylane, Juvederm or Restylane Lyft is typically good for 6 months and can be stored in Dr. Massry’s office. If an overcorrection occurs (too much) with creation of an irregularity (lump/bump), a correction can be performed with the injection of a revering agent (Vitrase or Hyaluronidase).
Common Uses of Facial Fillers
The most common areas of the face Dr. Massry treats with these fillers include the hollows under the eyes (tear trough), the lines between the lips and cheeks (nasolabial folds), the cheeks, the jowl areas (lower face), and the temples. There are variable degrees of bruising and swelling that can occur after treatment depending on the area treated, but generally swelling subsides within a few days. There is more swelling in areas of thinnest skin and where there are a greater number of visible blood vessels.
Dr. Massry is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the forehead (endoscopic browlift), eyelids (blepharoplasty), and cheeks (mid face lift). As such, Dr.Massry treats eyelid hollows (tear trough) routinely. The tear trough (under-eye hollows) can be seen as dark circles or a depression or groove under the eyes. Correcting this problem is Dr. Massry’s expertise and he can improve this appearance with Restylane, Juvederm or Restylane Lyft significantly. Do keep in mind that this is a very delicate area and treatment should only be performed by an expert like Dr. Massry who has extensive experience with the eyes, eyelids and surrounding areas.
Dr. Massry’s Preferences on the Various Facial and Eyelid Fillers
Dr. Massry uses Restylane to restore facial fullness and treat facial wrinkles. Restylane is Dr. Massry’s first choice for under eye hollows (tear trough) which can cause dark circles under the eye. A treatment with Restylane should last 6 months. Repeat treatments are needed to maintain the effect.
Dr. Massry uses Restylane Lyft, like Restylane, to replace the lost volume in the face and to add fullness and reduce wrinkles. The main difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft is the size of the gel particle with Restylane Lyft’s being larger. For this reason Dr. Massry uses Restylane Lyft to treat deeper lines or larger depressions such as in the cheeks and lower face.
Dr. Massry feels Juvederm may have a smoother texture than Restylane and Restylane Lyft, and he finds that it has greater utility in very fines lines of the face.