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Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler, which is commonly used, in noninvasive cosmetic procedures.  Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common components of human skin.  Filling agents utilizing hyaluronic acid therefore feel natural with virtually no allergic reactions.

Restylane is the one of the most frequently used fillers and is commonly used as to augment lips.  Medicis, the company that distributes Restylane, recently made some improvements to the product. First, they have introduced a larger (2 mls) syringe, which can allow patients wanting significant lip augmentation to do so at a lesser cost. Second, the company has introduced Restylane with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic designed to limit patient discomfort during the procedure.

Other than bruising and minimal discomfort with the procedure, there are minimal side effects with Restylane lip augmentation.  The results typically last from 6-12 months.

To learn more about noninvasive lip augmentation, including its risks and recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or at Legacy Medical Village in Plano at 214-827-2814.

I’ve seen many patients in their late 30s and early 40s who are interested in treating early facial aging. Most are familiar with Botox and fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse, but they want to learn about options with longer lasting results.

A facelift consists of repositioning deep facial soft tissue and tightening of the skin. Although it remains the gold standard for treating signs of facial aging, it is an invasive surgical procedure and requires 2-3 weeks of recovery. Some patients don’t have the time for this, or feel that they are too young for this option.

There are other options for signs of early facial aging in Dallas. The first is a new treatment called Ulthera, which is offered at EpiCentre Dallas and EpiCentre Legacy (Plano). This involves deep ultrasound treatment to reposition and tighten the deeper facial fat and soft tissue. Although the results are not as dramatic as those seen with a facelift, Ulthera offers proven clinical results with minimal downtime. Another treatment, which is effective for skin tightening, is Thermage. Thermage uses radiofrequency, or heat, to tighten the skin. This can effectively tighten the skin of the lower face and neck with virtually no downtime.

If you would like to learn more about surgery for facial aging in Dallas, as well as noninvasive treatments, including Ulthera, Thermage, Botox, Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at (214)827-2814.

Treatment of lower eyelid wrinkles and tear troughs with dermal fillers is a frequently performed procedure.  The most popular agents used for this are Juvéderm and Restylane, which are hyaluronic acid derivatives.  Restylane and Juvederm injections are performed in the office without the need for anesthesia.  Dermal filler injections are performed relatively quickly, in usually less than 60 minutes.  Results typically last 6-12 months.

Some patients are prone to bruising after Restylane and Juvederm injections into the lower eyelids.  To minimize the risks of bruising, patients should refrain from using alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood-thinning agent for at least 10 days prior to dermal filler injections.  In addition, utilizing the over-the-counter herbal supplement Arnica Montana, either topically or in pill form, can help reduce post-procedure bruising.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.

Despite the downturn in the economy and the nationwide drop in invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey of physicians found that minimally invasive procedures, such as facial injections of Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Dysport, rose 6 percent this year.  Not only are patients finding these treatments to be less costly options to surgery, but are utilizing these treatments as an effective way to appear youthful in the work place.

Facial injections can be used to treat marionette lines around the mouth, smooth eyelid wrinkles, treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines, and treat early jowls. Results of treatments with Botox and Dysport generally last from 3-6 months, whereas those with facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse can last 9-18 months. These treatments can be performed with minimal to no downtime with results that are visible shortly after the procedure is performed.

For more information, call Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814 to set up an appointment.

This story is taken from the Wall Street Journal

A Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) unit has decided to stop making and selling a product called Evolence, used to fill facial lines in cosmetic procedures.

Ortho Dermatologics, a division of J&J’s Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has a note on its Web site regarding the withdrawal, which it said was announced on Tuesday. The company confirmed the move in a statement.

The Evolence halt is part of an effort “to refine strategic priorities and focus investment on other growth opportunities,” Ortho Dermatologics said.

Many options for future management were explored before this decision was made, the company said. It added that patients and medical professionals can be assured that Evolence “remains effective for the correction of moderate to deep wrinkles and folds with a favorable safety profile.”

The facial filler gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2008, but it has been available in certain international markets since 2004. The U.S. arrival coincided with a rough time in the market for cosmetic medical products, which usually are not covered by insurers and came under pressure due to the recession.

J&J announced on Tuesday that it plans to lay off as many as 8,200 workers worldwide as part of a plan to save up to $1.7 billion in 2011.

-By Jon Kamp, Dow Jones Newswires

Treatments with injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Evolence, not to mention others, can restore a youthful appearance to the lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, midface, jowls and lower eyelids, with minimal to no downtime.  Many patients avoid these treatments, though, because they have heard horror stories from friends or colleagues about the pain associated with these treatments.  Suffice it to say, this needn’t be the case – there are steps your plastic surgeon can take to make these treatments more comfortable.

Recently, BioForm Medical, Inc., makers of Radiesse, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to mix the filler with lidocaine, an injectable local anesthetic, prior to injection into the skin.  This approval was based on a large study of patients, in which 100% of patients reported feeling less pain when Radiesse was pre-mixed with lidocaine.  Many plastic surgeons, including me, have begun to pre-mix lidocaine with all fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, and Evolence, not to mention Radiesse, prior to injecting into patients.  The results of treatment are still great, but patients are significantly more comfortable during treatment.

Others things your plastic surgeon can do to make your treatment with injectable fillers more comfortable include:
•    Using topical anesthetic gel for at least 30 minutes prior to commencing any injections.
•    Augmenting treatment with topical anesthetic gel with injections of local anesthetic into nerves above and below the lips.
•    Using small gauge needles and slow injection techniques

Combining all of these treatments can ensure that you’ll not only look fantastic after your treatment with injectable fillers, but you’ll feel pretty good during the treatment too!


<!–[endif]–>Evolence®, a collagen-based injectable filler used for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds, has recently been given permission by the FDA to advertise results lasting 12 months. While relatively new to the United States, Evolence® has been available in Canada and Europe for many years.

The filler uses porcine (pig) collagen to restore a more youthful appearance. This new generation collagen filler is injected into the mid-to-deep layers of the skin for the correction of moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Results are visible immediately after treatment.

The most common side effects include mild swelling, redness, and pain. A skin test is not required because porcine collagen is the most genetically similar to human collagen.

Evolence® is now clinically proven to last for 12 months! Call 214-827-2814 to learn about our special rates!

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