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Restylane is dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a large molecule that attracts water, making it an ideal filler for restoring lost volume and hydration. There’s little risk of allergic reactions because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance.
Meeting Point Health is on the frontlines of integrative, regenerative, and functional medicine. Our dermal filler treatments in Philadelphia are safe and effective, leaving skin supple, refreshed, and healthy. For more information on getting started with our Restylane fillers, or to request an appointment with one of our regenerative health specialists in Philadelphia, contact us today!
Dermal fillers are injectable soft tissue materials that are injected at varying depths into your skin. Dermal fillers help to smooth out facial wrinkles, restore facial volume, and can augment certain facial features. The effect of dermal fillers is temporary as the injected soft tissue filler material will ultimately be absorbed by your body. Dermal fillers are used to great effect around the eyes, nose, mouth and lips.
Restylane filler injections also use hyaluronic acid. Restylane can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles on your face and back of hands and to shape your facial features. The Restylane procedure takes 15-60 minutes, and the effects are almost immediate. Restylane results last around 6-18 months.
Restylane is used to improve the appearance of your skin by smoothing and filling out wrinkles and augmenting and defining your facial features. Restylane is frequently used in treating areas found on your forehead, temples, cheeks, under the eyes, nose, jawline, and on the back of your hands. Meeting Point Health’s restorative health experts are here to discuss your health and beauty goals and will help you to choose the best filler treatment.
Both Restylane procedures are safe, effective, and involve minimal discomfort. Meeting Point Health’s expert nurse injectors will use several injections to treat your skin and the procedure will last 15-60 minutes. The initial hydrating and filling effects of your treatment will be seen almost immediately.
Dermal fillers are safe and provide almost immediate results, and as with all effective treatments there can cause some side effects. Following your treatment you may experience temporary redness, tenderness and bruising around the injection sites. You can help to minimize these side effects by reducing or pausing your intake of alcohol, salty foods, and certain supplements and medicines prior to your treatment. You may also be advised to avoid hair removal treatments, including tweezing and waxing, in the days before your dermal filler injections.
Dermal filler treatments are customized to the individual. Typically one to four syringes are used depending on the areas treated. Treatment time takes 30 to 60 minutes. Initial swelling is common and decreases over one to two weeks following the treatment. Dermal fillers last one to two years before a follow-up treatment is needed.
The restorative health professionals at Meeting Point Health are committed to partnering with you to achieve your health goals. We want to understand these goals and provide you with an individually tailored treatment plan. By choosing Meeting Point Health for dermal fillers, you are taking an important step on your health and beauty journey.
Once every 1-2 years
Pronox and topical lidocaine minimize discomfort during the injection; some mild swelling or bruising is expected for a few days after your procedure
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are injected into your skin to provide volume and hydration. This added volume and hydration works to smooth, soften and plump up the overlying skin thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and augmenting the shape and contours of certain facial features. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule that is found in our bodies, plays an important role in the hydration of and nutrient transport within your skin.
Dermal fillers can reframe the proportions of your face to make you look more symmetrical. Sagging skin, wrinkles, frown lines and other imperfections can be reduced and even eliminated with dermal fillers. If symmetry equals beauty, then dermal fillers will make you look great!
Both Restylane and Juvederm are made of hyaluronic acid, but there are a few key differences:
Restylane is a non-animal based product made by Galderma, while Juvederm is derived from cows, and made by Allergan.
While Juvederm is more smooth, Restylane is both granular and more cohesive so it can stay in place and not spread, which makes it ideal for adding volume in very specific areas that are sunken in. The structure of Restylane HA is also very moldable, which allows your provider to create ideal contours and structure.
When comparing costs, Juvederm is more expensive than Restylane.
As we age our fat begins to fall off of our muscles causing jowling and aiding in nasolabial folds. Fillers can be used to place volume back to where it once was, giving you the appearance of a nice natural lift. This can also help with under eyes and nasolabial folds because you are displacing the volume back to the cheek.
Best Products: Juvederm® Voluma, Restylane® Lyft
Do you feel like your lips have lost volume over the years? Have you noticed “lipstick lines” forming? Deflated lip, volume loss, needing more solid structure, inverted lip, “small” lips
Best Products: Restylane®-L, Restylane® Silk, Juvederm® Ultra XC, Volbella XC
Static lines from constant movement over time; also called nasolabial folds.
Best Products: Restylane® Lyft, Restylane®-L, Juvederm® Ultra XC, Juvederm® Ultra Plus or Juvederm® Vollure XC
Static lines running vertical form the corner of the mouth down to the chin.
Best Products: Restylane® Lyft, Restylane®-L, Juvederm® Ultra XC, or Juvederm® Ultra Plus or Juvederm® Vollure XC
A downturn at the corners of the mouth from constant frowning or looking sad at rest.
If you’re not happy with the results you received from another medspa, the previously applied filler can be dissolved safely using a hyaluronidase enzyme.
Common side effects of dermal fillers include redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising at the injection site. These are temporary and can be minimized with proper pre and post treatment care. More serious and less common side effects can include scarring, skin color changes, anaphylaxis, infection and numbness. Any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Dermal fillers may be used in combination with other restorative health procedures. Combining such procedures should only be done under the direction and care of an experienced professional. At Meeting Point Health, we have the expertise to help you decide which combination treatments will be safe and effective for you to achieve your goals.
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