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Dermal fillers are FDA approved and help to restore youthful contours of the face by smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the cheeks and lips to add volume. There is no downtime with dermal fillers and the results are immediate and non-allergenic.
Hyaluronic acid based injectable gel (i.e. Restylane, Perlane) is a popular filler choice to restore volume and is what we use at Ageless Mi MedSpa. Hyaluronic Acid gel acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid fillers also bring water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
The Restylane® brand is the top selling dermal filler in the world. To date, over 1.4 million treatments of Restylane® have been done in more than 70 countries. The results of Restylane® last about 6 months, although studies show that with one repeat injection, results can last up to 18 months. Restylane is used mostly for moderate facial lines and wrinkles as opposed to lifting and contouring purposes. Restylane is often used in conjunction with Botox to enhance and extend the life of results.
Perlane is much like Restylane but the difference is that the gel particles are larger, and therefore, Perlane is more effective at filling in deeper folds and achieving increases in facial fullness. Perlane is also often used to augment lips and other areas of the face that could benefit from a restoration of youthful volume.
Many times both fillers are used at one session depending on the correction required. Your provider will recommend what is best for your concerns. The goal is to get you the longest duration possible. Your provider will also prepare you for the injection with an anesthetic block, numbing cream, or ice. There are numerous areas that are possible for treatment, including lips, nasal folds, and marionette lines around the mouth and under the eyes. Cheeks and other areas can also be enhanced with Perlane®.
Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anit-inflammatory medications (i.e. Ibuprofen), alcohol, St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, or fish oil. These agents thin the blood and may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
Remember not to rub the treated area for the first 6 hours following treatment so that the filler material remains undisturbed.
Avoid exposure to intense heat until there is no redness or swelling.
You’ll likely experience some swelling, bruising and tenderness, which should fade within a few days.
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