Patient information and photographs on Orlando Wrinkles Treatments, Restylane is provided by John "Lucky" Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.
There are many filling agents available for softening wrinkles and depressions in the skin. When
I started practicing as a dermatologist two decades ago there was only one, Collagen. I, like many other dermatologists used Collagen, but there were drawbacks to this filler. Science has progressed markedly since then and now there are an almost bewildering number of fillers available. My current favorite choice for fillers is Juvederm. Juvederm and or Restylane are hyaluronic acids (a natural sugar) which is one of the components in the structure of healthy skin. It functions in the skin to give pliability and volume. Because of its innate ability to bind water up to hundreds of times its own volume, it allows the skin to hold its shape even as it is being naturally degraded. I frequently use Juvederm in combination with other non-invasive procedures such as laser facial rejuvenation and Botox. These combinations have been proven to
enhance the cosmetic benefits from these and other procedures.
There is an art to performing facial cosmetic enhancements. It requires skill and a keen eye for esthetics. I do not delegate this procedure to para-medical personnel. All Juvederm/Restylane procedures are done in my clinic by the physician.
- Facial wrinkle Correction
- Lip Enhancement
- Softening of Nasolabial folds
Benefits over other fillers:
- No skin test is needed prior to the procedure
- Longer lasting than collagen (6 to 12 months compared to 3 to 6 months)
- Not derived from human or animal products
- Non-invasive, requires only local anesthesia
- Risk for granuloma formation is minimal
- Temporary Bruising
- Rare allergic reaction