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As injectable fillers themselves continue to improve, so do injection techniques. A syringe with a needle has long been doctors’ go-to implement for filling lines, restoring facial volume and enhancing the lips, but injection via cannula has gained momentum—and Galderma’s Restylane Lyft has joined Restylane Silk as the second hyaluronic acid filler approved for injection with this tool.
Dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas of Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City explains, “A cannula does not have a sharply pointed tip like a needle, the tip is more like a ballpoint pen. Instead of tearing or puncturing tissues, the cannula glides through the tissue causing less trauma. Patients
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I’m no stranger to injectables, but I never considered filler for my lips until about a year ago (I’m 41). Size wasn’t the issue, however the first signs of crinkling on the skin around my lips were, so I added this to my mental cosmetic to-do list—and that’s where it stayed until I was offered the opportunity to try Restylane Silk. As the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler specifically for enhancing the lips and smoothing lines around the mouth, obviously I jumped at the chance. A few weeks later, I found myself at the Boca Raton, Florida office of oculoplastic surgeon (and world-renowned injectable master) Dr. Steven Fagien. Having known Dr. Fagien professionally for almos
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Creating gorgeous lips is all about getting the shape, structure and volume right. Next, to the eyes, lips are the area of the face that tends to get the most attention. This is especially true when celebs like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson are in the limelight causing the rest of us to gaze at our deflated lips with disdain. But we do have good options that are safe, soft, and ultra natural-looking and the selection just got even better.
So, what’s new in lip fillers?
Restylane® Silk was the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth. Now it is the first lip filler to be appro
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The newest crop of injectables hailing from global pharma giants Allergan (JUVEDERM) and Galderma (RESTYLANE) are changing the face of the so-called ‘Liquid Facelift.’ Whereas hyaluronic acid gel fillers used to be considered somewhat interchangeable like Coke and Pepsi, these novel products have distinct differences in how they work and where they can be used that set each of them apart.
In December 2016, Galderma introduced Restylane Refyne (for the treatment of moderate to severe, facial wrinkles and folds) and Restylane Defyne (for moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds). These new products to the US are marketed under the brand Emervel in Europe.
Dr. Steven Fagien, an
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