Restylane® and Perlane® - Facial Fillers
Restylane® and Perlane® are dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin volume. Dermal fillers are used to help restore fullness to wrinkles, fine lines and folds, providing "natural" volume to various areas of your face, resulting in a fuller, more youthful, revitalized look. Both products serve the same purpose, Restylane® is not as thick as Perlane® and is more suited for fine lines and small/shallow wrinkles. Perlane® is thicker and does a better job at filling in deep lines, folds and deeper wrinkles. In many cases, both of these products are used to achieve the best results. This safe, non-surgical treatment has a short procedural time with little to no downtime. Can be accompanied by minor swelling, bruising, redness and some pain on site. Upon your consultation more will be discussed with you in detail.
Length of Procedure: Both products have relatively short procedural times. On average, the procedure time is 30 minutes. Depending on the number of areas being injected, the time may be longer.
Recovery Time: The recovery time is minimal. Most normal daily activities can be resumed immediately following the procedure.
Results: Results will appear after any swelling and redness diminishes. Results last between 6 to 12 months, depending on factors such as skin type and age.
Are there any side effects?
Some of the possible side effects are tenderness, minimal swelling and redness to the injected area. On a rare occasion slight bruising may occur. These side effects will subside within a few days following the procedure.
What is the difference between Restylane® and Perlane®?
Both products serve the same purpose which is to fill in wrinkles, fine lines, folds and creases. Restylane® is not as thick as Perlane® and is more suited for fine lines and small/shallow wrinkles. Perlane® is thicker and does a better job at filling in deep lines, folds and deeper wrinkles. In many cases, both of these products are used to achieve the best results.
Are additional treatments necessary?
As with Botox®, the results of Restylane® and Perlane® will eventually wear off. Additional treatments will be necessary in order to maintain the youthful, fuller look. When the results begin wearing off, you should follow up with our Licensed Esthetician to see when you should schedule another procedure.
Prior the Procedure:
It is very important to discuss your medical history including any and all allergies with your doctor.
Following the Procedure:
If redness and swelling occurs, you may apply cold compresses or ice packs to help reduce swelling. Also, it is best to avoid sun exposure for 48 hours following the treatment.