Restylane & Juvederm

What are Restylane® & Juvederm® Fillers?

Restylane® and Juvederm® in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts are both hyaluronic acid based fillers that are used in the face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body, and does not require any allergy testing.

How do Restylane® & Juvederm® Work?

After being injected below the skin, Restylane® and Juvederm® lift and improve the appearance of wrinkles, hollow areas, and scars. This technique results in a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Where are they used?

Both Restylane® and Juvederm® can be used to add fullness to a large selection of areas on and around the face. These areas include: the cheeks to restore fullness, in the chin and jawline to soften the appearance of wrinkles, in earlobes to plump the lobe, in the nose during a rhinoplasty, in the face to treat marionette lines and wrinkles along the sides of mouth, in the upper and lower eyelids, and more.

Will injections hurt?

There is little to no discomfort associated with these fillers. A numbing medication can be applied topically to the treatment area before treatment. Additionally, there is numbing medication mixed in with both Juvederm® and Restylane® to further eliminate any discomfort.

When should I expect results?

Results from these hyaluronic fillers are immediate, and will improve after any swelling subsides.

How long do results last?

Restylane® and Juvederm® injections will last four to six months.

What should I expect during recovery?

Downtime required varies on the areas treated, and will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Hall. Different areas of the face will have different reactions, such as bruising or swelling.  However, these reactions are commonly covered with makeup after treatment. It is advised that the injection area not be massaged, rubbed, or irritated for at least one week. Bending, straining, and lifting should be avoided, and patients should sleep with their head elevated for optimal results.

Juvederm Injection
Dr. Hall demonstrating a Juvederm Ultra injection at a recent Allergan Master Class for Injectables in Boston.