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Restylane and Juvederm
Sun exposure, hormonal changes, smoking and aging can all have an impact on your skin's appearance. Over time, your skin begins to lose hyaluronic acid and collagen, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of fullness and elasticity. Facial lines that are deep and that are present throughout the day cannot be improved much by Botox Cosmetic. Botox cosmetic works on dynamic lines that are created by facial expressions. Deep lines that have been created over time need to be filled to flatten and smooth them. Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are used to be placed under the skin and fill in the folds and wrinkles to make them appear smoother and less noticeable.
Restylane and Juvederm injections are derived from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found within the body that cushions ad lubricates soft connective tissue and fills in the space between collagen and elastin fibers. Hyaluronic injections have also been shown to stimulate collagen production. Restylane and Juvederm are soft injectable jells which combine with the water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume and reduce lines and wrinkles. This results in a youthful appearance of the skin that feels completely natural.
The injections are relatively pain free and can be completed in less than thirty minutes. Best of all, the results are instant and natural-looking, and last up to a year. As a dentist is performing the injection, the experience handling needles and injections assists in patient comfort. Also dental anesthetics can be used to freeze some soft tissue if necessary to eliminate any discomfort that some patients may experience.
The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps and bruising. Juvederm is the latest form of wrinkle filler made up of hylauronic acid.
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