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Restylane and Juvederm

A natural beauty lift

Impressions of beauty change with time - as do our faces as we age. With Restylane and Juvederm, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body's own material. Restylane and Juvederm is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin. Dr. Parish is highly trained in both Restylane and Juvederm fillers. Dr. Parish is one of the most experienced physicians in Alabama and has one
of the busiest and most successful cosmetic medical practices in Alabama.

RESTYLANE for lines and wrinkles

Glabellar lines

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Nasolabial Folds

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Full Face

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Treatment-related questions

RESTYLANE is a gel that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles and folds. RESTYLANE consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, RESTYLANE works by creating volume. Some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances. The hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is non-animal.

How is a treatment performed?
During treatment, the crystal-clear RESTYLANE gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, RESTYLANE adds volume and shape to the treated area.

How long will the treatment session take?
Treatment with RESTYLANE is a very quick and easy process. As no pre-test is needed, the treatment can be carried out immediately. A treatment generally takes 30 minutes. The time differs somewhat, depending on the correction you wish to have performed.

What can be treated?
RESTYLANE can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours. The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips, although other sites can also be treated.

Does it hurt?
The Varicosis , Cosmetic and Laser Center offers a very effective topical numbing cream as well nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and if needed nerve blocks can be administered.

How soon will I see the results?
The results can be seen immediately.

What will I look like after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. After a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days or up to a week.

What should I bear in mind after my treatment with RESTYLANE?
During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. If you have had a lip enhancement, avoid puckering your lips for the first two days after the treatment. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. in a solarium or by sunbathing) or extreme cold.

Can RESTYLANE be removed?
No However, RESTYLANE dissolves naturally with time. If you feel uncertain about the desired result, you can choose to have the treatment done in steps on different occasions.

Can RESTYLANE replace surgical procedures?
No. However, RESTYLANE is sometimes used in conjunction with surgery to fill out wrinkles that cannot be removed by surgery.

How can I get RESTYLANE treatment?
Contact the Varicosis , Cosmetic and Laser Center for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Parish.


What Is Juvéderm ™ Injectable Gel?

As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm ™ injectable gel, you don't have to just sit back and let it happen! Recently approved by the FDA, Juvéderm ™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or “parentheses” ( nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvéderm ™ is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Dr. Parish uses Juvéderm ™ injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm ™ compared to a collagen-based dermal filler. * And , almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvéderm ™ injectable gel and another dermal filler * preferred Juvéderm ™ !

Frequently Asked Questions About Juvederm

1. What is Juvederm and how does it work?
Smoothing wrinkles and folds or giving your mouth a fuller more sensuous look and requires no foreign elements. Juvederm give shape with NASHA, non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid, giving shape with the body's own natural material called hyaluronic acid. This means no pre testing is required. In the skin it creates volume resulting in a healthier and more vital appearance.

2. How long will Juvederm last?
The procedures are long lasting but not permanent, each treatment is unique depending on many factors such as, age, and skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity. Juvederm results are instantaneous and have been proven to last up to one year.

3. How is Juvederm administered?
Local anaesthetic may be applied pre-treatment. During the treatment the crystal-gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very thin needle. The gel then gives natural volume and smoothes the wrinkle.

4. What are the side effects?
After a treatment some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the implant site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 1-2 days after injection to the skin and within 1 week to the lips. Other reactions are very rare but 1 in 2000 treated clients have experienced swelling at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues. Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have been reported. These have been described as mild to moderate lasting 2-4 weeks.

5. What results can be expected?
The ability of Juvederm products to integrate with adjacent tissues allows the free passage of vital elements like oxygen and hormones to pass between fragments of the gel. The result is healthy, natural looking smoother, line free skin.

6. Which product should I use?
Each product is designed for different purposes. Juvederm Ultra is used for wrinkle correction and lip enhancement. Juvederm Ultra Plus is used for shaping facial contours such as chin and cheeks, correcting deep folds and for volume lip augmentation. Dr. Parish will go over the advantages of each filler for your specific needs.