At Laser & Mohs Dematology, derma fillers are very popular with our clients. Why? Because they offer fast solutions to problems such as volume loss and wrinkles without any downtime. In addition, they’re affordable, and because their results are not permanent, they allow patients to do a “test-run” on different areas of their faces. If you’ve been considering a dermal filler treatment, and are confused about which one to choose, read on to learn about two of our most popular hyaluronic acid fillers:
Both Restylane® and Perlane-L® fillers are clear gel formulations of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is responsible for hydration and plumping of the skin. Both of these fillers attract and bind with water molecules to fill and plump the injection site.
So, what’s the difference between these two dermal fillers?
Restylane was developed in Sweden, and since 1996, has helped millions of patients in 70 countries achieve younger looking skin. Restylane® adds fullness to the skin and corrects moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. It is perfect for laugh lines, lipstick lines, corners of the mouth and marionette lines. Because of it’s thinner consistency, it’s perfect for areas where the skin is thin. Sensitive areas with fine wrinkles are Restylane® forte because it tends to flow and spread out.
The basic consistency of Perlane-L® is about three times thicker than Restylane®. The average size of the Perlane-L® particles is also larger than Restylane®. The depth of injection is also deeper, making it a good choice for deeper wrinkles.
Because it is thicker, Perlane-L® is best at filling deep wrinkles, worry lines, lip volume, chin augmentation, cheek depressions and nasolabial folds. Due to its thickness, Perlane-L® needs fat in the area to hide the filler. Therefore, it isn’t a good choice for areas such as around the eyes or where the skin is thinner.
Restylane® lasts about up to 18 months; Perlane-L® for up to six months.
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