Thanks to injectable facial fillers such as Restylane and JUVÉDERM, our Atlanta patients have an advantage when it comes to the lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume that come with aging. These remarkable products mean that you don’t need to resort to surgery to take years off of your appearance. Instead, a few quick injections are all it takes to smooth deep wrinkles and add youthful-looking volume and lift.
To learn more about what JUVÉDERM, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, Restylane or Restylane Lyft can do for you, request a consultation with Peachtree Dermatology Associates online. Or give us a call at (404) 355-1919.
How Do They Work?
JUVÉDERM, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft are all FDA-approved smooth gel dermal fillers which use the same active ingredient, a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body and binds to water to add volume and softness. Over time, however, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases, contributing in part to sagging and wrinkles. In effect, fillers put back what time has taken away.
While their makeup is similar, there are variations between these fillers that enable them to treat a larger variety of aesthetic concerns. For example, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is the only filler approved by the FDA specifically for adding volume to the cheeks for a lifted, more youthful-looking profile. Other indications for these products include:
- Adding volume at the temples, beneath the eyes, and other depressed areas
- Filling in nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Adding volume to or improving the shape of lips
- Reducing horizontal forehead lines
- Minimizing vertical lip lines
Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, there’s very little risk of experiencing an adverse reaction or allergy after your treatment with these fillers. These treatments appeal to men and women of all ages because they enable them to safely correct some of their most prominent aesthetic concerns without taking a significant amount of time out of their lives or undergoing surgery. We also offer several other different types of fillers, including Restylane Refyne and Defyne, and RADIESSE®.
What Can I Expect?
Your treatment with dermal fillers is typically a quick appointment that doesn’t exceed 30 minutes. During your appointment, one of our board-certified dermatologists first numbs the area with topical lidocaine or ice before cleansing the skin. He or she then makes a series of small injections, which produce a slight pinch. Immediately after your injections, your doctor may offer you a cold compress to help minimize swelling.
Side effects are typically minimal and limited to reactions at the injection sites. These include redness, bruising, swelling, and irritation. Discoloration can be easily covered with makeup, and most of these effects should resolve themselves within a few days.
Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, the results from injectable fillers are immediately evident.
How Will I Look?
Each of the board-certified dermatologists at Peachtree Dermatology Associates is experienced with today’s injectable dermal fillers. Their in-depth knowledge of facial skin and deeper tissues enables them to inject with a light hand and superior precision for results that are noticeable yet natural-looking.
If you choose a filler to add volume to depressed areas, you’ll notice a soft, proportional increase in volume that improves the shape of your face. To others, it won’t be obvious that you’ve had “work” done. Instead, you’ll look like a refreshed, younger version of yourself. During your consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your specific concerns and review the treatment options available to you.