Restylane & juvederm
What are RESTYLANE® and JUVÉDERM®?
RESTYLANE® and JUVÉDERM® are all non-surgical, FDA-approved, fillers used to instantly smooth away moderate to severe wrinkles like smile lines (the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth) as well as plump the lips and restore lost volume for a fresher, more youthful appearance.
What makes PERLANE® different than RESTYLANE® or JUVÉDERM® is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. The size difference in particles makes PERLANE® slightly thicker than RESTYLANE® or JUVÉDERM® which make it a good choice for more severe facial wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
How do RESTYLANE®, PERLANE® and JUVÉDERM® work?
RESTYLANE® & JUVÉDERM® are clear gel like substances composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally exists in the body. While hearing the word “acid” may sound scary, hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or damaging at all, in fact it’s the opposite.
Within the human body, large amounts of hyaluronic acid are found between the cells, where it provides skin with its youthful suppleness and moisture. Unfortunately, our bodies own natural levels of hyaluronic acid decrease with age. Due to the decrease in hyaluronic acid as we age, combined with other factors, the facial muscles become closer to the surface of the skin, resulting in the increase appearance of wrinkles and smile lines.
When you receive a treatment with RESTYLANE® or JUVÉDERM®, the lost hyaluronic acid is added back into the skin, restoring the lost volume to smooth those unsightly wrinkles or add fullness to thin lips.
Are dermal fillers safe?
There are minimal risks associated with dermal fillers, most of which can be avoided by choosing an experienced injector, such as one of the medical & nursing professionals at Ideal Image. All three of RESTYLANE®, PERLANE® and JUVÉDERM® are FDA-approved for adding volume to the skin in patients over 21 years of age.
How long does each dermal filler last?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to last up to one year with optimal treatment.
RESTYLANE® and PERLANE®’s effects are slightly shorter in duration, generally lasting about six months before gradually disappearing from the body.
With repeated treatments, the effects of all three of our dermal fillers can be prolonged so you never have to stop looking and feeling your best.