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Restylane Lyft—the injectable gel filler formerly known as Perlane—just received FDA-approval to be used on the hands. Today, Nestlé Skin Health announced that hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands, making it the first hyaluronic acid filler to get approval for this area.
This announcement gives the calcium-based filler Radiesse some competition, as prior to this it was the only filler to be approved by the FDA for the hands. To find out what this news means for someone considering a hand rejuvenation, we reached out to an expert injector who broke down the differences between the two fillers.
“Radiesse is a calcium-based product and Restylane is a sugar-based gel,” explains West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD. “Radiesse is sort of thicker and white, and Restylane Lyft is clear and is made of hyaluronic acid. I like Radiesse for people who have a little bit thicker skin and I usually dilute with an anesthetic or reconstitute it to thin it out. I like to use Restylane Lyft for people with thinner skin, so it may be better suited for someone a little bit older.”
The FDA approval of Restylane Lyft for the hands comes after a clinical trial of 89 patients over the age of 22. Study results showed that participants who had the backs of their hands injected the dermal fillers saw improvement in volume for up to six months. This new approval makes Restylane Lyft the only dermal filler on the market that has FDA approval on three separate treatment areas—the midface/cheeks, nasolabial folds and the backs of the hands.
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No matter how well you care for your skin, fine lines and wrinkles tend to appear as you get older. Botox injections help smooth lines, making you appear more youthful. Injectables are just one of the anti-aging treatments Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz of Z Aesthetic Dermatology, offers.
What is Botox?
Botox is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment that uses small amounts of the purified botulinum toxin to reduce lines and wrinkles. Once injected, Botox relaxes facial muscles that contract when you frown, laugh, or make other facial expressions. Although you'll probably begin to notice an improvement a few days after your treatment, the full effects won't be noticeable for about two weeks. For the next three months or longer, your fine lines and wrinkles will be smoother and less visible. If you want to maintain your results, you'll simply schedule a follow-up appointment with your Baton Rouge, LA dermatologist.
When it Botox used?
Do you have permanent horizontal lines on forehead due to raising your eyebrows or furrowing your brow when you concentrate? Lines on your forehead can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and avoid hairstyles that leave your forehead exposed. Botox injections smooth your forehead lines and increase your hairstyle choices.
Frowning or squinting causes vertical lines that look like the number eleven to form between your eyes. Unfortunately, these lines tend to make people look tired or angry when they're perfectly happy and well-rested. Injecting a little Botox into the lines offers a simple way to refresh your appearance. Botox injectables also minimize the appearance of crow's feet and lines that appear around the mouth.
Are Botox injections painful?
Botox injections may sting a little, but most people don't notice any pain. Before you receive your injections, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your face to minimize any discomfort. After your treatment, you can continue on with your normal activities, although you should avoid massaging the treated area or exercising for several hours.
Enhance your appearance with Botox. Call our Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Zedlitz of Z Aesthetic Dermatology, at (225) 778-7540 to schedule your appointment.