Which Facial Filler Is Right for You?
Find out by reading this guide to popular non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments like Juvederm, Perlane and more
It works best on: Nasolabial folds (from the nose to above the lips), smile lines, forehead wrinkles, hollows beneath the eyes and sculpting/plumping lips.
What to expect: A numbing cream will be applied to the areas to be injected but most patients still experience moderate pain while being injected -- especially when using it to plump lips.
How long it lasts: Individual results may vary but six months is typical.
One expert's opinion: Dr. Simona Arcan, co-owner of Skin Savvy in Hermosa Beach, Calif., thinks that Restylane is a great "starter" filler. "If you're looking to plump up but only temporarily, say for a high school reunion or an anniversary cruise, it's great. You can "try on" the look without the long-term commitment of the longer-lasting products."
Reader review: Total Beauty reader Joy told us on Facebook that she did Restylane one time and loved it. "It covered all the wrinkles around my mouth and filled in all the areas that were getting sunk in. I would have it done again but the cost factor prohibit[ed] me."
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