Restylane & Perlane

louisiana-filler-injection-treatmentsRestylane and Perlane are both hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance that the human body produces. It is responsible for giving the skin volume and fullness. Problem is, as we age, our hyaluronic acid production decreases, so our skin becomes more lax and prone to wrinkles and folds. Both of these fillers are injected to fill the space between collagen and elastin fibers within the skin to restore lost volume. They also attract and bind to water molecules to hydrate and fill the injection area.

So, what’s the difference between the two? It turns out Perlane and Restylane are perfect complements to one another. Visit our before and after gallery to see our results!

Restylane vs Perlane Wrinkle Treatment

wrinkle-injection-perlane-fillerPerlane is more highly crosslinked than Restylane. So? Crosslinking is the process that allows fillers to last in the tissue for long-term benefits. In other words, it is thicker, three times thicker than Restylane.Because it is thicker, Perlane is perfect for areas where there is abundant fat to help hide the filler. So, the cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds — these are the areas where Perlane excels. Filling moderate to severe facial folds is its forte.

Because it is thicker, Perlane is perfect for areas where there is abundant fat to help hide the filler. So, the cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds — these are the areas where Perlane excels. Filling moderate to severe facial folds is its forte.

Restylane is less crosslinked than Perlane, so it is thinner. This allows Restylane to flow. This is perfect for addressing under eye hollowing and defining the lip edge. It works well on sensitive areas with finer wrinkles and thinner skin. Restylane maintains its results for a year or more. Perlane, because it is thicker with larger particles, can last up to six months longer than Restylane.

Restylane Silk for Lips

filler-injection-old-metairie-dermatologistRestylane Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement. This smooth silky filler gives your lips that luscious look without looking overdone. No surprise that Restylane Silk is fast becoming one of the most sought after filler in the cosmetic marketplace. Learn more about Restylane wrinkle treatments at RestylaneUSA.com.

Find Effective Wrinkle Treatment

If you are considering Restylane or Perlane wrinkle treatment, call Old Metairie Dermatology at 504.836.2050 or fill out our online contact form to find our what is right for you. Dr. Patrica Farris and Dr. Mamina Turegano have the experience and skill needed to get the care that you deserve.

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