Juvederm® / Restylane® is a solution of hyaluronic acid in the form of a gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance (a complex sugar) that stabilizes the skin structure, attracts and binds water, and contributes to the elastic properties of the skin that allow it to remain tight. Juvederm® / Restylane® Hyaluronic Acid injection into the skin has been approved by the FDA to replenish the skin’s natural support structures damaged by aging and are commonly used for filling in facial wrinkles and hollows and lip augmentation.
There are different types of hyaluronic acid fillers available in the market, which vary greatly in molecule size and persistence. Our body gradually absorbs the injected hyaluronic acid and turns it into water molecules through metabolism. The effect may last for more than half a year to a year and a half. The time required for the treatment is around fifteen to thirty minutes, depending on the position and area targeted for the treatment.