FACIAL FILLER FAQs
What are dermal facial fillers?
Dermal fillers are either made of naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone.
What’s the difference between Juvederm® & Restylane®?
Restylane® products are transparent hyaluronic acids, which are sugars naturally found in the skin that help provide hydration, fullness and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume, while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.
The Restylane line of products is designed to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Restylane’s NASHA® technology allows a unique particle size for each Restylane product, which means they offer tailored treatments for individual, natural-looking results.
Juvederm® dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the Juvederm collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA. Juvederm XC® has unique HYLACROSS technology, which gives Juvederm XC its special smooth-gel consistency. You’ll get a smooth, natural look and feel creating a more youthful appearance.
Doctor Kowynia will help you choose which product is right for you and customize your treatment to give you the natural-looking results you want.
Are there risks with Facial Fillers?
As with all cosmetic procedures there are some risks involved. With the use of fillers some patients might experience an allergic reaction or there may be some slight swelling and redness to the area being treated. These instances are not the norm but usually resolve very quickly.
What’s the difference between Botox and Dermal fillers?
Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is mostly injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. Fillers are used to plump the skin and create a smoothing effect. Many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers. The combination can produce a remarkably younger looking appearance.