Since 1996, physicians outside the U.S. have used these agents to enhance the appearance and fullness of lips, to contour and restore volume to the skin, and to temporarily eliminate wrinkles and facial folds. These non-animal, biotechnology-produced, crystal-clear, biodegradable gels are hyaluronic acid substances normally found in the skin. Each is injected through a tiny needle to produce a long-lasting, safe and natural enhancement.
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Restylane for Lips/Marionette Lines – Aimee
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- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduces marionette lines-folds between the corners of the mouth and the nose
- Enhances lip size
- Long lasting, up to 15 months
- No allergy testing needed
- Not derived from animal sources
- Reduces acne scars
- Reduces depressions in the skin
- Reverses the loss of fullness in the face that one suffers with age
|Filler Agent||Durability||FDA Approved|
|Fat Transfer||1-2 years or more||Not applicable to procedure|
|Radiesse||up to 18 months||Yes|
How Does it Work?
Restylane and Perlane are formulated as clear gels and use a dual mechanism of action. Upon being injected beneath the skin’s surface, the gels add natural volume and lift the skin to smooth out wrinkles and folds. Each substance is integrated into dermal tissue which then attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume. Restylane and Perlane are gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanisms.
Who is a Candidate?
No allergy testing needed. Almost anyone can undergo these procedures.
What can I Expect?
Results can be seen immediately following the treatment and can last six months or longer. Perlane is a larger molecule than Restylane and can result in even more enhancement for a longer duration of time.
Results may vary.
Safety & Side Effects
These agents have a proven track record for long-lasting effects and safety in more than one million procedures worldwide. Side effects are seen in about 1 in 2000 cases, and consist of localized swelling at the site of injection, redness, tenderness, and even rarer is an acne-like formation at the injection site, lasting for a few days to weeks. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally.
Most patients have no down time. Others may be overcorrected for the first couple of days. Patients usually return to normal activity the same day as the treatment.
Does it Hurt?
Many individuals will desire a local anesthetic prior to the treatment.
Before Treatment Instructions
After Treatment Instructions
If swelling occurs, take either an antihistamine pill such as Benadryl, or Motrin/Advil.
Who Performs the Treatments?
Our Physicians, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.
Restylane & Perlane Gallery
Restylane & Perlane for Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Restylane & Perlane for Lip Enhancement
*Results may vary.