George Weiss MD

Natural bioidentical hormone replacement, weight loss, aesthetics

George Weiss MD - Natural bioidentical hormone replacement, weight loss, aesthetics

Restylane / Perlane

Restylane®

For smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips, and improving other facial features,

The Restylane Procedure

Restylane  injections are administered typically for patients aged 18 to 65. It is performed with topical anesthesia, especially if the lips are being treated. Depending upon the extent of the treatment, the procedure typically takes from 15 to 45 minutes.

Restylane is a clear liquid gel, a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid (a natural sugar compound).

Step One:  The doctor may first select one or more injection points for each location to be treated. Antiseptic is also applied.

Step Two:  The doctor will then identify the correct amount of Restylane to be used.

Step Three:  The  Restylane  filler is then injected beneath the skin. Hyaluronic acid in the filler adheres to the skin as the water contained in the acid helps to retain volume under the skin’s surface. The acid acts as a magnet for water, which helps to preserve the renewed volume of the skin.

Results are evident immediately and fully evident within two weeks.

Restylane  has a success rate for reducing or eliminating deep wrinkles that cannot be accomplished with other procedures such as  chemical peels  or  microdermabrasion.

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Recovery after Restylane Treatment

Normal activities can be resumed immediately, though patients are advised to stay away from strenuous activity and to avoid excessive heat or sun exposure for 24 hours. Unmanageable pain, as well as symptoms that are progressive or abnormal, should be reported to our office immediately (858) 459-7100.

Restylane treatments reduce wrinkles by about 80 percent. Restylane is a temporary solution and follow-up treatments may be needed.

Complications and Risks of Restylane

The most common side effects of Restylane include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms, redness, and pain at the injection points. Infrequently, patients experience muscle weakness, which resolves itself within days, or in some cases, months after the procedure.

Dr. Weiss will explain possible complications and remedies during your initial consultation or contact us at (858) 459-7100

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Perlane®

What is Perlane?

Perlane is injectable cosmetic dermal filler that has been used to soften wrinkles and facial lines of individuals. It is also a popular filler for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both sexes.

What is Perlane made of?

Perlane  is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel.  Perlane  is a non-animal product and does not pose any risk of allergies. Hyaluronic acid is a resilient chemical and can easily adjust and mold to the facial contours. Unlike other dermal fillers, no prior skin testing is required prior to the injection of Perlane.

How does Perlane work?

The hyaluronic acid in  Perlane  augments the body’s natural supply, which has become depleted with age. The injected  Perlane  fills up scars, lines and wrinkles on the face.  Perlane  is not a permanent product and is broken down in the body. At most, the wrinkle free face remains for about 6-8 months after injection of Perlane. This is a much longer period than any of the currently available temporary dermal fillers.

What is advantage of Perlane?

Collagen injections, once very popular, are now obsolete in most cosmetic clinic. The availability of better, safer and longer lasting products have entirely replaced collagen.  Perlane  not only is much safer but also lasts longer than collagen as a dermal filler.

Can Perlane be used with other products?

Yes,  Perlane  can be combined with other cosmetic products such as Botox.

What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with Perlane?

Perlane  injections can be used to improve the contour of facial skin, decrease unsightly wrinkles, and reduce fine lines around the nose, folds,

scars, and other facial skin depressions.

What conditions can Perlane be used to treat?

  • wrinkles on the face
  • decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead
  • lip enhancement
  • improve the crease lines around the nasolabial area
  • Chin and lip augmentation
  • Filling cheek depressions
  • Redefining lip border
  • Softening acne scars
  • Correct the hollows around the eyes
  • Improve facial depressions

What is the advantage of using Perlane?

The big advantage of  Perlane  is that it is a non-permanent and natural treatment. The chemical contains a natural bodily chemical which fills up the skin like normal tissues. The modeling and contouring effects appear natural.

How long does Perlane last?

The effects of  Perlane  last twice as long as collagen- up to 6-8 months.

Does one need additional treatments?

Yes,  Perlane  is not permanent and repeat injections are required to maintain the wrinkle free face. Most individuals will require a repeat session once a year. If treatment is stopped, the wrinkles will re-appear.

What are Side Effects Perlane?

Perlane  is generally a safe product. Because it is made up of hyaluronic acid (Which is also a normal component of the human nobody) the skin does not react adversely to the product. Reports of allergy or granuloma formation are rare.

What side effects have been reported with Perlane?

Studies from Europe where the product has been widely used indicate that side effects are rare. The most common side effects have been temporary redness, swelling, itching or tenderness. These side effects usually resolve in a few weeks.

What is the difference between Perlane and Restylane?

The major difference is that  Perlane  is a large molecule compared to  Restylane, because it contains more hyaluronic acid molecules. This means that  Perlane  can easily fill in deep skin wrinkles, scars, and creases better than Restylane.  Restylane  on the other hand can be used to treat the finer lines in fair skinned people.