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 OneThe doctor may first select one or more injection points for each location to be treated. Antiseptic is also applied.
- Step TwoThe doctor will then identify the correct amount of Restylane to be used.
- Step ThreeThe 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.
has a success rate for reducing or eliminating deep wrinkles that cannot be accomplished with other procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Perlane can be combined with other cosmetic products such as Botox.
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.
- 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
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.
The effects of Perlane last twice as long as collagen- up to 6-8 months.
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.
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.
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.
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.