Restylane is a compound that occurs naturally within the body. Restylane not only fills facial lines and wrinkles but also adds moisture and lubrication. Once injected, the molecules in Restylane naturally draw in water and cause the tissue beneath facial lines and wrinkles to swell. This immediately fills out wrinkles and gives the skin a smoother surface. You get a younger looking face in minutes. Restylane treatments can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. The results of Restylane treatments generally last up to six months, at which point the treatment can be repeated.
Perlane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to add volume like your own bodies hyaluronic acid. What makes Perlane different is the average size of the particles and depth of injection. On average, the gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane, which makes Perlane a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection to the skin. In three clinical studies of 150 patients each, on average 70% of patients maintained improvement for six months after just one Perlane treatment. During your consultation, your healthcare professional will decide which product is right for you.
Revanesse are made of stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in soft connective tissue and skin, giving it form. These products are crystal clear gels, produced from bacteria in a lab. HA attracts 1000 times its weight, instantly reducing wrinkles, and restoring volume and fullness to your skin. HA injections have also been shown to stimulate collagen production. Since HA is a natural substance, there is no need for a skin test, allowing for a same-day treatment. There are over 30 brands of HA fillers manufactured differently, thus having different performance characteristics. HAs are outstanding products with a volume of research supporting their safety and efficacy.
How Does it Work?
Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area around the injection site. Over time, aging thins the upper layer of skin, the epidermis, decreasing its ability to serve as a barrier to retain water. Additionally, the body’s production of collagen slows and the existing collagen becomes less effective. Thinning epidermis and decreased collagen effectiveness lead to eye wrinkles and other signs of aging. All dermal filers act as anti-aging products by reducing the effects of thinning epidermis and less-effective natural collagen.
While the results you experience with dermal fillers is immediate, it’s important to understand that dermal fillers are not permanent. The way your face continues to age and how your body absorbs fillers will determine the timing of repeat treatments. There is no downtime with dermal fillers. You can resume most activities right away.