Juvederm and Restylane: Advanced Patient Resources

This page contains treatments details specific to the dermafiller like Juvederm and Restylane at Peach Skin Clinic. This page is not meant to diagnose or recommend. If you have any questions, please contact us at one our facilities. 


Patient Education

Preinjection Procedures

Before the injection of any filler, the patient will be counseled about what to expect in terms of any discomfort that may occur during or after injection, possible side effects, the results that he or she can expect, and the approximate durability of correction. Some pre injection steps may include photographic documentation, patient's ability to understand the extent of correction possible, and agreement on goals of procedure. 

Post Injection Procedures

Post treatment photographs are highly recommended to be taken. Post injection placement of ice on the injection areas helps reduce and minimize tissue edema. 

Proper Technique

Proper Technique is paramount to optimize outcome and avoid complications with dermafilling agents. Their are four injection techniques: serial multiple puncture, linear threading, fanning, and cross hatching. The former deposits amounts of filler sequentially, with a small degree of overlap so that there are no spaces between the injected materials.


Potential Risks with Juvederm and Restylane

The use of hyaluronic acids for cosmetic volume enhancement is largely a safe, in-office procedures with high patient satisfaction rates. Adverse Reactions generally stem from short-lived hypersensitivity or otherwise local tissue damage inherent to intradermal administration of any product. Another concern, particularly in cases of lip augmentation, includes triggering the recurrence of herpes simplex. 

Although even rarer, long term adverse reactions most often involve persistent foreign body related inflammatory reactions. Since hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are identical across species and are therefore not antigenic, many propose the foreign body reaction is related to contamination with residual bacteria from the manufacturing process. 

Although adverse effects are relatively small in number, many of these effects can be managed by the use of hyaluronidase. 


Additional Education Resources

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