Restylane-L® & Perlane-L® - The Revolutionary New Wrinkle Filler
Restylane-L was the first FDA-approved dermal filler made of stable, biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid. New treatment designed to correct facial wrinkles and folds for longer than 6 months.
Smoothing out folds and wrinkles by adding volume can make an enormous difference to your appearance. Restylane-L is made in Sweden, a nation known for health, nature, beauty and high-quality products. After decades of extensive research, Dr. Bengt Ågerup and the company Q-Med in Uppsala, Sweden, succeeded in developing a method to manufacture non-animal, stabilized, hyaluronic acid in the form of a gel, called NASHA. The first application, Restylane-L, was launched in 1996. To date, more than a million treatments have successfully been carried out with Restylane-L in more than 60 countries worldwide.
What is Restylane-L?
Restylane-L is a crystal-clear, biodegradable NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid) gel. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in the body. Its most important function is to carry and bind water. Restylane-L is designed for different purposes and effects, from reducing wrinkles and folds to enhancing facial contours and sculpting lips.
Achieving the look you desire is as easy as it is quick. Unlike some other injectable products for wrinkle treatment and lip enhancement, Restylane-L is not extracted from animals. No previous skin test is needed, which means that you can have the treatment immediately.
During treatment, Restylane-L is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. When injected into the skin, Restylane-L produces volume that smoothes the wrinkle or fold, shapes the facial contour or enhances the lips in a natural way. The result is immediate. The method of injecting Restylane-L is fast and safe and leaves no scars or other traces on the face.
How long does Restylane-L last?
Results are immediate and can last from 6 months or longer; a duration that is two to three times longer than collagen. Unlike permanent treatments or implants, Restylane-L always offers the chance to re-evaluate the need when the initial effect has subsided. A follow-up treatment can be performed at any time after the previous treatment. Clinical experience indicates that regular follow-up treatments enhance duration.
Possible Side Effects
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect a slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is only temporary and generally disappears in a few days. After the 6 to 12 months when Restylane-L begins to break down, water takes its place. When totally absorbed, Restylane-L turns into water and carbon dioxide and disappears without leaving any trace in your body.
The efficacy and safety of Restylane-L have been demonstrated in extensive clinical studies. A randomized, 6-month, double-blind, multi-specialty center compared the efficacy and tolerability of Restylane-L versus collagen for the fold from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds). The study included 138 patients and showed that 70 % of patients treated with Restylane-L maintained a clinically significant improvement up to 6 months and that Restylane-L was significantly more effective at 2 months.
Impressions of beauty change with time – as do our faces as we age. With Restylane-L, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body’s own material.
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How does Perlane-L work?
Just like Restylane-L, Perlane-L 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).
Like Restylane-L, Perlane-L is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to add fullness like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
What makes Perlane-L different is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. On average, the gel particles in Perlane-L are larger than those in Restylane-L, which makes Perlane-L a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
In three clinical studies of 150 patients each, on average 70% of patients maintained improvement for six months after just one Perlane-L treatment.
During your consultation, we will help you decide which product is right for you.
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JUVÉDERM Ultra XC™ , JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC™
JUVÉDERM™ — the latest dermal filler from Allergan, makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic — is now available in our office.
JUVÉDERM™ is a hyaluronic acid gel in malleable smooth gel based formulation. It is used for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2006. JUVÉDERM™ has been approved in three different gel formulations providing the physician a high level of control and allows the physician to tailor treatment based on the facial rejuvenation needs of the patient. Results last for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra XCand JUVÉDERM™ Ultra XCPlus are now available and we have a lot of experience using these products with many satisfied patients.
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra XC is the most versatile in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds are would be ideal for a person with mild to moderate facial aging.
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus XC is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles, someone with moderate to severe facial aging.
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