Both are excellent tools for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These fillers are primarily used to smooth the lines between the nose and the corners of the mouth (the “nasolabial folds”), which are sometimes called “parentheses.” Fillers can also be used to create fuller lips and minimize the tiny lines over the mouth, which can cause lipstick bleed.
How long will it take to see my results?
Unlike Botox, Juvederm and Restylane results appear instantly. In fact, Dr. Lichten will often ask patients to look in the mirror when he is almost done with the treatment to ensure that he has addressed all of their concerns and achieved the precise result they are seeking.
How long do Juvederm and Restylane last?
Most patients find that they last between 6 and 12 months. Many patients come in at 9 months to get a touch up, rather than a full treatment, which will extend the life of the product.
What is the difference between Restylane and Juvederm?
Restylane and JUVEDERM are similar products made by different manufacturers. Both are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body.
Do Restylane and Juvederm injections hurt?
Both Restylane and Juvederm contain lidocaine, which numbs the area during the injection and adds a level of comfort to the procedure. Most patients describe a moderate discomfort during the procedure, but say the results far outweigh the discomfort they experience. The lidocaine does not change the effectiveness of the products.
Why should I have my Fillers done at Central Ohio Plastic Surgery?
Many practitioners who are not plastic surgeons have begun to offer aesthetic treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® and skin resurfacing procedures. Just because anyone who graduated from medical school can dispense BOTOX, Dysport, and facial fillers, doesn’t necessarily make it a good idea.
Injectables are a minimally invasive procedure, but that doesn’t mean you want a minimally trained physician. At Central Ohio Plastic Surgery, you will be having your injections performed by a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lichten has been trained in the structures of the face and skin as part of his formal residency training, not just as part of a weekend course.
How do I know if my surgeon is qualified to perform my surgery?
No one can guarantee your results. You can, however, ensure that your surgeon has had the right training, by confirming that s/he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Although many physicians claim to be board certified, you should confirm their specialty. In addition, you can gain comfort if your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS confirms plastic surgeons’ background training and education. In addition, they ensure that the doctor keeps up on the latest medical developments and research.
You can see my background, publications and training at http://www.centralohioplasticsurgery.com/columbus-plastic-surgeon/professional-resume..