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).
Real Patient Testimonials
The entire experience was better than I could have ever anticipated.
After three years of not being able to read for any length of time due to droopy eyelids, I saw Dr Callahan. I can’t thank her enough for giving me back such a precious gift. The procedure and recovery were painless. The entire experience was better than I could have ever anticipated. I am more than thrilled with the results.
Dr. Yasuda is very personable and caring.
She takes an interest in her patients as a whole, not focusing only on their dermatological needs. She explains treatments before she begins them and describes her plan of care at each visit. Her exams are thorough, instilling a sense of confidence in her care.
Had my 1st skin check. Dr. Berg was very thorough.
I had a little something on my leg, so after talking with me about it she froze it and will recheck in 8 weeks. She along with the front desk and intake staff were very welcoming, professional and personable. The office and patient rooms are very clean.
Wow, what a wonderful experience!!
Had a filler/Dysport session with Dr. Goldminz today! Wow, what a wonderful experience!! Not only do I absolutely love my results but she was kind and professional yet unbelievably calming and patient! She spent time explaining everything and really knows her stuff!! Thank you, Thank you, I’m looking forward to my next visit. I highly recommend!
Everyone here is so wonderful.
I first went to see Barb for a full skin check and to discuss melasma treatments. I started with a few Aerolase treatments with Julie that didn’t do much, no fault of hers, just my skin didn’t respond which is a known possibility, so decided to try Fraxel and WOW. I am so glad I did. I was a bit nervous at first but Julie was so patient and kept it real with me on my expectations. She is so great at what she does. I am so pleased with my results and will continue as a patient here for all my skincare. Don’t hesitate on the Fraxel, it’s incredible!!