You can get the lift (and the lips!) you’ve been looking for with the dermal fillers Restylane® and Perlane®.
These injectable fillers provide facial rejuvenation and beauty enhancement for a natural and more youthful appearance. Both are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin and other tissues. Hyaluronic acid has a chemical structure similar in many ways to sugar and is identical in all species and in all tissue types, making Restylane® and Perlane® very safe with very little risk of allergic reaction.
Motykie Med Spa is a leading provider of Restylane® & Perlane® in the Los Angeles area. Patient satisfaction is our number one priority, which means that we only use top of the line products administered by experienced, professional staff for consistent results.
Please contact us, request an appointment online or call us at 310-276-6772 to schedule your visit to our med spa serving West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all of Los Angeles. We will discuss all of your skin concerns and strive to offer the best treatment experience in the area.
More about Restylane® & Perlane®
Restylane® is a good choice for the sensitive lower eyelid area and lip edge. It works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. We commonly use it to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and to add fullness to your lips. Restylane® can also be injected in the tear trough area to reduce hollowness and dark circles, helping you look more rested and alert.
Perlane® is a thicker consistency hyaluronic acid gel designed to treat other areas of the face, where there is abundant fat to help hide the filler. In areas like the cheek, chin, and nasolabial folds (around the mouth) firmness of the material is important for volumizing and to reduce the amount of product that disperses out from where it is injected.
What’s the Difference between Restylane® and Perlane®?
These fillers are similar products, but with important differences. Perlane® is a more highly cross-linked product than Restylane®. Crosslinking is the process that allows these products the ability to persist in the tissue and provide long term benefits. Restylane® usually lasts for about a year or more before retreatment is necessary. Perlane® can last about 4 to 6 months longer than the Restylane®.
The products look similar but once they are injected, the difference between the two is immediately obvious. Restylane® flows more readily than Perlane®. This ability to flow is helpful in the lower eyelid and lip edge where too much fullness is very easy to see after a service. As a result it is important to use a product like Restylane that holds in the tissue and is not too runny but at the same time can be manipulated and sculpted.
What Is the Treatment Like?
During the procedure, your treatment provider will cleanse your face and prepare the treatment area with injection scores, or marks. The clear gel is injected into the marked treatment area, using an ultra-fine needle. Your treatment provider will then cleanse the area again, and apply cold compresses if necessary. There is little to no downtime, and results can be seen immediately. You should avoid touching the treated area for at least 6 hours after injection, and avoid sun and heat exposure.
What Are Some of the Common Side Effects?
The most common side effects may be swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness, and usually only last one week for facial filling, and up to 14 days for lip enhancement. Swelling is more likely in patients under 36 years of age, and bruising is more likely in patients over 35 years of age. Rarely, red or swollen bumps may occur, and if the gel is injected directly into a blood vessel, this may cause skin damage.