A full, smooth, and youthful looking face is the perfect complement to a dazzlingly bright smile. At Loukas Dentistry of Park Ridge, we provide facial rejuvenation treatments designed to erase wrinkles, fill in lines, and plump your lips in a safe, natural-looking way. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thanasi Loukas to learn if Juvederm or Restylane are right for you.
Who Qualifies for Dermal Fillers?
Adult females and males who do not have an allergy to dermal fillers and would like to fill in lines in the skin or enhance appearance of lips or folds.
A Closer Look at Dermal Fillers
Naturally youthful skin has hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural sugar made in the body, which hydrates the skin giving it a fresh and tight appearance. Over time, skin begins to lose its elasticity due to age, sun exposure, and other factors. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid (HA) products are usually the first line of treatment here and they work very well. Filler products are injected into the desired areas to smooth away unwanted wrinkles, lines, and minor facial scars to restore natural contours of the face to give a more youthful appearance. Even better, the results are almost instantaneous.
In addition facial dermal fillers can be used to create more full, plump lips, giving your face a more toned and supple look without surgery. Juvederm and Restylane are excellent products because they produce both instant results and great longevity, often lasting over a year. These products are extremely safe and dissolvable if there is ever any reason to want it out.
- Juvederm is known for its ease and comfort of administration. The Juvederm formula is injected into an individual’s face using a thin syringe. Juvederm is most effective on lines that appear around the mouth and eyes, but can improve wrinkles on any part of the face. Juvederm can have a noticeable effect in as little as one treatment and the results create smooth, youthful looking skin for many months after the treatment. The Hyaluronic Acid in the Juvederm formula is highly absorbent, and is able to retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This allows the product to combine with existing collagen in the skin.
- Restylane is a product that can be used to add volume or fullness to the face in addition to smoothing out minor-to-severe wrinkles and unwanted lines and folds. Used with a local anesthetic, Restylane is a clear hyaluronic acid gel specifically formulated to act like the body’s own natural HA. Restylane is also FDA approved to be used as a lip filler for patients over 21 years. With just one treatment, Restylane lip treatments can last up to 1 year, giving you natural-looking, full lips.
How Long Do Results Last and How Fast Will I See Results?
Filler product results are quick and noticeable immediately after treatment. Restylane and Juverderm treatments can typically last 6 to 12 months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are possible with any filler product. Bruising may result following treatment, as it may with any other filler product. Generally they are minor and easy to cover with makeup. Lumps and irregularities may occur as well and usually can be corrected with massage.