What Is RESTYLANE & JUVEDERM?

Restylane products are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

Restylane and Juvederm are made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Juvederm has been modified slightly to last longer than the body's hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Juvederm is produced by a biotechnical process.

Restylane and Juvederm are hydrophilic or water loving. The hydrophilic nature of these hyaluronic acid molecules and their three dimensional structure allows them to bind many times their own weight in water. As hyaluronic acid begins to degrade, each molecule binds to more water which helps to maintain its volume for about six months.

Restylane and Juvederm contain no animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions. Restylane and Juvederm contain trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and are contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to such material. No allergy testing is required before use.

Restylane is the worlds most used, most studied dermal filler, and has been used in over 70 countries and in more than 1.4 million treatments in the US.

What is BOTOX?

Botox is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. For over a decade, aphthalmologists have applied Botox for its original intention, the treatment of blepharospasm. Physicians have utilized Botox for years as a cosmetic treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging.

How does BOTOX work?

The contractions and movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX simply prevents the muscle from allowing responses to these messages. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.

What is RADIESSE?

Radiesse dermal filler may be used in an array of treatments ideal for correcting the signs of aging or adding natural contours to the face - without invasive surgery.

RADIESSE dermal filler is setting a new standard for cosmetic fillers. It uses advanced, calcium-based microsphere technology to deliever soft, natural-looking results you can see immediately. And unlike other dermal fillers, it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen, so you'll continue to look more youthful and attractive over time. In fact for many patients, the benefits of treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler may last up a year or more.

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