Restylane-L® is an injectable filler, used for smoothing out facial wrinkles. It is a biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance occurring within the body. In addition to adding fullness to the skin, Restylane-L® attracts water molecules to the site of the injection, further enhancing its effectiveness. Compared to its predecessor Restylane®, Restylane-L® has lidocaine added to it for greater patient comfort upon injection.
Restylane-L® provides results that are noticeable immediately after injection, although it may take a few days for swelling to subside. Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterwards, with no downtime necessary. To maintain its effects, additional Restylane-L® injections should be administered about 4 to 8 months later.
There are minimal complications associated with Restylane-L®. Allergy testing is not required so treatment can begin immediately. Side effects may include slight redness, bruising, minor swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within three days, as the body adjusts to the new hyaluronic acid. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for approximately 48 hours.
Choosing a qualified doctor for your Restylane-L® injections is a great way to further minimize the risk of complications.
Perlane-L® is an injectable filler used to soften wrinkles and reduce the appearance of lines and folds for patients unhappy with the effects of aging on their skin. Perlane-L® can be used for lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead, and is especially effective for the nasolabial folds, which stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Perlane-L® is made of hyaluronic acid, as is Restylane®, but contains larger gel particles that can more effectively fill deep depressions on the skin.
Perlane-L® injections typically take 20-30 minutes to perform, and are administered with a topical anesthetic. Patients can return to regular activities immediately after injections, with no downtime. Results are visible right away and can last for six to nine months, depending on the individual patient’s age, skin condition, and various other factors. Touch-up injections once or twice a year are recommended to maintain results.
There are minimal complications associated with Perlane-L®. Allergy testing is not required so treatment can begin immediately. Side effects may include slight redness, bruising, minor swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within three days, as the body adjusts to the new hyaluronic acid. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for approximately 48 hours.
Choosing a qualified doctor for your Perlane-L® injections is a great way to further minimize the risk of complications.
Juvéderm Ultra XC® & Ultra Plus XC® Injectable Gel
Over time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overuse and constant muscle contractions. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired, most often developing around the eyes and mouth, as well as between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Fortunately, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® Injectable Gel can erase these signs of aging to restore a younger, more refreshed appearance.
Juvéderm® is an FDA-approved smooth consistency gel capable of restoring volume to the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This injection is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration. But unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, which usually have granular consistencies, Juvéderm® is easily injected into the skin and produces immediate, natural-looking results.
Patients can achieve a fuller, younger appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are. Juvéderm® is most effective in reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face. Juvéderm XC products contain lidocaine to minimize patient discomfort.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC is the most versatile in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds and 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 in someone with moderate to severe facial aging.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
Adds Volume to the Cheek Area to Enhance Contour & Create a More Youthful Profile for up to 2 years.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21.
How VOLUMA™ XC Compares to JUVÉDERM XC
VOLUMA XC differs from JUVÉDERM XC in how the product is crosslinked for longevity and works on different areas of the face. JUVÉDERM XC smooths out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. VOLUMA XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
What else should you know about VOLUMA XC?
- It's the first and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift.
- Is clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
- Is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
- After 24hrs, you should be able to resume your normal activities
- Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks
Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, lumps/bumps bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
Contact Goldsboro Skin Center today to learn more about Voluma XC or to schedule and appointment.
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