Healthy young skin contains collagen that gives it volume, flexibility, and strength. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines, and skin laxity that rob your skin of its youthful appearance.
Juvederm™, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft are made of a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Fillers can also be used to contour the cheeks and jawline.
Juvederm TM Voluma TM is the latest of the Juvederm range of hyaluronic acid fillers specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss. Common areas include the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. Additionally, due to its versatility, it is also suitable for adding definition to the jawline. It stimulates collagen and has long-lasting effects for up to 2.5 years.
Restylane Lyft is not approved for use in lip enhancement, but Restylane can be used for this purpose in patients 21 years of age and older. Clinical studies showed no significant differences in the safety of Restylane and Restylane Lyft.
Restylane Lyft differs from Restylane primarily in the size of the particles and the depth of the required injection. Restylane Lyft, used for deeper wrinkles, has larger particles that are injected deeper into the skin than Restylane.
Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler to augment the lips. Restylane Kysse is also now available for lip augmentation which further boasts improved flexible movement for a more natural-looking range of expressions.