Restylane® and Perlane®
Similar to Juvederm®, Restylane® and Perlane® are injectable fillers containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical produced by our body that often diminishes as we age. Hyaluronic acid (HA) can be thought of as a sponge because its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. As HA diminishes, we begin to develop facial wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines (A), melomental folds (sad mouth corners (B), “crow’s feet” and forehead wrinkles (frown lines (C).
How Do They Work?
As our skin ages and hyaluronic acid levels become depleted, voids begin to appear in our skin due to a lack of moisture. Restylane® and Perlane® are injectable gels that contain hyaluronic acid, and therefore fill these voids by creating volume in the skin.
Restylane® versus Perlane®
Although Restylane® and Perlane® are similar, Perlane® is significantly thicker and is used in cases where much more volume is required. It is more expensive, more difficult to inject, and lasts longer. Depending upon your need, however, Restylane® injections may be adequate, or a combination of both may be suitable. Facial procedures can be performed in as little as 20 minutes, and results can last up to one year.
In addition to reducing or eliminating facial folds, Restylane® and Perlane® are also used to enhance lips by creating or restoring volume. A single treatment can last as long as six months.
If you find yourself lacking confidence due to facial wrinkles, or wish to have youthful and voluptuous lips, Restylane® and Perlane® therapy is what you are seeking. Don’t miss out on the things that are most important to you because of embarrassment or a lack of confidence. Whether for personal or professional reasons, feeling confident in a social environment is a must. Now is the time to act. Please call our professional and courteous staff in Clinton, Maryland at (240)-244-9010 for a consultation to learn how Juvederm® treatment can benefit you. After all, you deserve it!