Dermal Wrinkle Fillers
The Laser Center of Marin offers multiple filler options; including Restylane, JUVÉDERM®, Perlane and Radiesse.
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is the first and only dermal filler in the U.S. composed of NASHA™ gel, Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid.
- Documented results that last six months, or even longer
- Excellent safety profile
- Over one million treatments worldwide
- No allergy testing required
- A simple, convenient procedure
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHATM, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Is Restylane safe?
Yes. Restylane has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. Because Restylane is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing is not required.
How long does Restylane® last?
Studies have shown that the average treatment results last six months or even longer. The unique NASHATM technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How often should I have Restylane treatments done?
Restylane lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
How is Restylane different from Botox®?
Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
How is Restylane different from bovine collagen?
Restylane is proven to deliver a longer-lasting effect than traditional collagen, with virtually no risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Because Restylane is non-animal-based, it can be administered without pre-testing, so no waiting is required.
What is Perlane?
Perlane is injectable cosmetic dermal filler that has been used to soften wrinkles and facial lines of individuals. It is also a popular filler for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both sexes. What is Perlane made of? Perlane is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel. Perlane is a non animal product and does not pose any risk of allergies. Hyaluronic acid is a resilient chemical and can easily adjust and mold to the facial contours. Unlike other dermal fillers, no prior skin testing is required prior to the injection of Perlane.
How does Perlane work?
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane augments the body’s natural supply, which has become depleted with age. The injected Perlane fills up scars, lines and wrinkles on the face. Perlane is not a permanent product and is broken down in the body. At most, the wrinkle free face remains for about 6-8 months after injection of Perlane. This is a much longer period than any of the currently available temporary dermal fillers. (Information from Medicis)
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a smooth gel filler is eased under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results aren’t just instant, they’re so smooth and natural, everyone will notice but no one will know.
Your doctor or healthcare professional can tell you which JUVÉDERM® formulation is right for your: JUVÉDERM® Ultra injectable gel, optimally formulated for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds, or JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds. Look smooth and natural with JUVÉDERM® injectable gel.
What makes JUVÉDERM® Different?
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is produced through HYLACROSS technology creating a high degree of cross-linking and promoting duration for up to 6 months or longer.
HYLACROSS technology results in a smooth consistency gel, which is a primary factor in the long-lasting, smooth, natural look and feel that is a hallmark of JUVÉDERM® wrinkle correction.
(Information from Allergan)
The ideal way to achieve wrinkle reduction is by replenishing lost volume. With RADIESSE® wrinkle filler, you welcome back your own natural collagen to smooth out the signs of aging. That's because RADIESSE wrinkle filler's unique formulation stimulates collagenesis – the production of new collagen – which results in increased volume for natural looking wrinkle correction that may last a year or more in many patients. It's also why more and more cosmetic surgeons, estheticians, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE wrinkle filler for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
The RADIESSE wrinkle filler difference:
- Stimulates the body's own natural collagen production
- Instantly corrects wrinkles
- Results that may last a year or more in many patients
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After 3 Syringes of Restylane®