Dermal Fillers (Restylane and Juvederm) for Restoring Facial Volume Loss, One of the Biggest Causes of Aging


Keywords: Restylane, Juvederm, dermal fillers, restoring facial volume loss

When you look in the mirror, you might think to yourself, “I look old and drawn. I want to look better. If only I could get rid of this big crease at the corners of my mouth and nose…”

It’s good that you are noticing the changes in your face, but only a cosmetic dermatologists or plastic surgeon can look at your face from a global perspective and really know the answer.  Gravity and volume loss both cause major changes in your face.  

In this blog post, you’ll see plenty of videos on how dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are restoring facial volume loss in all parts of the face – and making women feel better about how they look.  

How Your Face Ages  

One of the first changes of aging – one that occurs in your 20s and 30s is the loss of facial volume. Your cheeks aren’t as plump as they used to be. Your temple area and your jawline both have started to dwindle, too. And with these changes comes the droopiness of the rest of the face.  

It’s all due to a loss of collagen. And when the cheek area loses its collagen, it starts to descend, making the thin area around your eyes more evident. In some people, this shows up as darkness around the eyes, or a sunken in look.  

This is where a cosmetic dermatologist may decide that the reason why your crease at the corners of your mouth and nose – called the nasolabial fold – may not need to be addressed directly. Simply by using dermal fillers to fill in the area that has sagged, the nasolabial fold crease will be lifted – and it may be enough in your case to not need anything else.   

What are Dermal Fillers? Why are They Restoring Facial Volume Loss?  
Dermal fillers are made of naturally-occurring sugars found in the body such as hyaluronic acid. They attract water to themselves and plump up the skin. There are several on the market – and the most commonly used include Juvederm and Restylane.    

Juvederm is generally used for the nasolabial fold, the lips and the marionette lines on the face. Another form of Juvederm called Voluma is often used by doctors for cheek bones and the temple area.   

How the Dermal Fillers Procedure Works and How Long It Lasts  

After the injection, there will be swelling that can last up to two weeks. However, at two weeks, you’ll find out what your final result will be like. There may also be bruising in some cases.  

There are two types of dermal fillers – permanent ones and more temporary ones. Many cosmetic surgeons prefer using the temporary ones because these can predict how someone would look if the permanent ones are used later.    

The effects of dermal fillers can last up to about a year and this is why many women – and men- love using them. Since the Restylane and Juvederm are substances recognized by the body, they are simply reabsorbed into the tissues over time.  

The dermal fillers procedure for restoring facial volume loss is an after work type of procedure rather than a lunchtime one. The procedure takes only about 20-25 minutes, but you may feel a little swollen afterwards. 
Article by
Calgary Dermatologist