These days, many people are enhancing their faces with injected collagen and other facial fillers. Fillers work to plump up areas of the face and are primarily used to reduce wrinkles or engorge lips. However, a newer filler called Restylane is being used to treat under eye circles.

Restylane is a cosmetic filler that was approved by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of facial wrinkles. However, many doctors use Restylane for other treatments like lip enhancement or reducing dark circles under eyes. Restylane is made of a biodegradable hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in all living organisms. It works to provide volume and fullness to an organism’s epidermis.

Restylane is produced as a clear gel substance that is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin. Like most fillers Restylane works to plump the underlying tissue in skin. However, Restylane is different from other dermal fillers in the way it permeates the dermal tissue and naturally binds to water molecules. The modified water molecules help assist in achieving and maintaining a natural looking volume.

Because Restylane is made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid, over time, Restylane is gradually degraded by the body and dissolves without any residue or trace.

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How does Juvederm work?
This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother formulation used in JUVÉDERM. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.

How long does Juvederm last?
JUVÉDERM is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process.

What is JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus?
JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.

What does Juvederm do?
JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

It will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 1 year.