Restylane® and Perlane® are very similar dermal fillers produced by the same manufacturer. They are synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid used to fill facial wrinkles, scars and enhance lips. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally occurring in our body that traps water in the skin. As we age the skin produces less of the acid along with diminished production of collagen and elastin. This results in loss of volume, sagging skin and wrinkles. At our practice near Providence, Rhode Island, dermal fillers such as Restylane & Perlane can help to temporarily diminish appearance of wrinkles by replenishing the lost volume.
If you would like to discuss dermal fillers with Dr. Polacek request a consultation at the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery. Or phone us at (401) 331-0202 and we will discuss the best approach to address your specific needs.
About Restylane & Perlane
Restylane and Perlane are treatments for patients who want a quick, simple way to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles with little to no downtime or pain. These products work to correct wrinkles, lift facial contours, and enhance lips. One of the most significant factors of these breakthrough treatments is that results last for six months to a year. The crystal-clear gel is injected into the skin and plumps up wrinkles to fill them in. Both products work so safely and effectively, because they contain hyaluronic acid which is already naturally found in the skin and other tissues.
Restylane & Perlane Treatments
The procedure takes just about 30 minutes, and the results are immediate with minimal discomfort. Either of these fillers can be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic, to help revitalize your appearance by sculpting and smoothing the face.
During your consultation, Dr. Polacek will review your treatment options, including which dermal filler – Restylane, Perlane, or JUVÉDERM – will best achieve your goals. She will discuss the pros and cons of each product, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post treatment instructions and aesthetic outcomes.