JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®

JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®

Conveniently located to serve Wellesley, Newton, and Waltham

At DermWellesley, hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm and Restylane) are injected into the face to help minimize and reduce the appearance of lines and skin folds. They can also help to highlight certain facial features and contours. Patients frequently come in for injections of Juvederm and Restylane in Wellesley, MA.

In addition to the face, fillers can also be injected into the backs of the hands to help restore fullness. We will assess your trouble areas and cosmetic needs and will personalize your treatment accordingly.

Fillers “fill in” areas that have lost volume over time. Sadly, as we age, we tend to lose volume where we want it and gain volume where we don’t want it. This leads to sagging or drooping and the creation of more prominent folds on the face (and more aged appearing hands). The aging process is due to both internal mechanisms (genetics) and external forces (sun, smoking, etc.).

The Benefits of Juvederm and Restylane

Restylane fillers (Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Silk) and Juvederm fillers (Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure and Volbella) are made of an injectable hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a molecule that is actually naturally occurring in the body and can be found in the cartilage and skin tissue. Because of this, allergic reactions to filler are rare.

HA based fillers are often used for improving smile lines, improving facial structure, lifting, contouring, improving cheek depressions, and as lip fillers to add fullness to the lips. The best filler for your specific case will depend on the area(s) that needs to be treated. 

Common Hyaluronic Filler Questions

It takes three to seven days to see your full results following the injection process. Although fine lines may soften earlier, deeper furrows may take longer to improve. It is important to note that very deep, etched in lines will soften but may not completely resolve with use of Botox or Dysport. Results should last about three to four months although some patients feel that their treatment lasts longer and some shorter.

As you continue to get treatments, many patients feel that the duration of effect increases.

The most common side effect is temporary bruising at the injection site, especially if you have recently taken a blood thinner (aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol). Some patients experience brief tenderness or headaches that should resolve within a few hours. 

Mild, temporary eyelid or eyebrow drooping can last two to three weeks or longer and may occur in about one percent of patients. Extremely rare side effects include temporary double vision, reduced blinking resulting in corneal injury, allergy, and development of antibodies which may decrease the duration of results for future neurotoxin treatments. 

When used in very high doses for serious medical conditions in ill patients such as limb contractures in cerebral palsy, there have been case reports of muscle weakness and death, for which there is a black box warning.

Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are ideally suited for patients who desire smoother, more youthful skin without having to undergo a highly invasive surgical procedure. Good candidates for the treatment have prominent wrinkles between the eyebrows and forehead, crow’s feet, the lines around the lips, and other early signs of aging.

You may not be treated with neuromodulators if:

  • You are pregnant or nursing.
  • You are allergic to benzyl alcohol or botulinum toxin.
  • You have neuromuscular disease (such as Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Parkinson’s or others).
  • You are taking aminoglycoside medications (Streptomycin, Neomycin, Gentamycin).

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Arranging Your Consultation

To learn more about Juvederm and Restylane in Wellesley, MA, schedule a consultation by contacting out office. Pricing available upon request.
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