Restylane is an injectable filler, used for smoothing out facial wrinkles. It is a biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance occurring within the body.
In addition to adding fullness to the skin, Restylane attracts water molecules to the site of the injection, further enhancing its effectiveness.
Restylane provides results that are noticeable immediately after injection, although it may take a few days for swelling to subside.
Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterwards, with no downtime necessary. To maintain its effects, additional Restylane injections should be administered about 4 to 8 months later.
There are minimal complications associated with Restylane. The compound itself is derived from bacterial origins, so most allergies should not be an issue (unless specific to bacterial proteins). Side effects may include slight redness, minor swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within three days, as the body adjusts to the new hyaluronic acid. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for approximately 48 hours.
Choosing a qualified doctor for your Restylane injections is a great way to further minimize the risk of complications. Contact us today to learn more about Restylane.
Perlane® is an injectable filler used to soften wrinkles and reduce the appearance of lines and folds for patients unhappy with the effects of aging on their skin. Perlane® can be used for lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead, and is especially effective for the nasolabial folds, which stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Perlane® is made of hyaluronic acid, as is Restylane®, but contains larger gel particles that can more effectively fill deep depressions on the skin.
Perlane® injections typically take 30 to 45 minutes to perform, and are administered with a topical anesthetic. Patients can return to regular activities immediately after injections, with no downtime. Results are visible right away and can last for six to eight months, depending on the individual patient’s age, skin condition, and various other factors. Touch-up injections once or twice a year are recommended to maintain results.
Perlane® is a safe procedure, but there are risks associated with any procedure. Some patients may experience swelling, redness, bruising and discomfort after treatment, but these side effects usually subside within a few days. Although rare, Perlane® carries a risk of infection, bleeding or allergic reaction. Choosing a qualified physician for your Perlane® treatment can greatly minimize the occurrence of complications.
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