Almost anyone, given the option, would choose to have a wrinkle-free, youthful-looking face for as long as possible. Unfortunately, lines and folds that appear on the face are a part of the natural aging process. The good news is that there are ways of defying Mother Nature and erasing pesky signs of age on the face without surgery – injectable dermal fillers. Restylane® and Perlane® injections are offered to Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley, Arizona patients of Dr. Ronald Caniglia. Capable of restoring the face to a fresh, youthful glow, these two injectable treatments replenish volume below the surface of the skin, thus smoothing out visible moderate to severe wrinkles. To learn more about Restylane® and Perlane®, contact our Scottsdale practice today.
As the skin ages, hyaluronic acid – the natural substance in the body that gives the skin its firm texture and volume – becomes depleted, and the result is the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Both Restylane® and Perlane® are made of hyaluronic acid, and when injected into problem areas, correct facial lines and folds, most commonly around the mouth. The Restylane® and Perlane® procedures last approximately 15 minutes and are administered as follows:
The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for Restylane® or Perlane® injections, and to learn which is best for your needs, is to meet with Dr. Caniglia for a consultation. The ideal candidate includes men or women in relatively good physical and mental health, who have realistic expectations of the treatment.
Patients are generally between the ages of 30 and 50, although anyone over the age of 18 may be a potential candidate. Good candidates generally wish to:
There are a number of benefits of injectable dermal fillers like Restylane® and Perlane®, including:
Risks associated with Restylane® and Perlane® are very minimal. Patients may experience redness, swelling, bruising, or minor pain; however, symptoms subside after several days. Over-the-counter pain medication may also be recommended to alleviate any discomfort.
Aging often causes the lips to become thinner, and wrinkles to appear around the mouth. Many people desire to return their lips to a more youthful appearance. Even in younger people, some are born with thin lips, and want an enhanced, fuller lip shape to complement their facial appearance.
If you fall into one of these categories, Restylane® Silk was designed for you. This is the first product specifically designed for treating the lips and the area around the mouth. Restylane® Silk, like other Restylane® products, is made of hyaluronic acid. The difference is that, in Restylane® Silk, the particles of this substance are smaller and smoother. This allows for precise placement, and creates a softer, more natural look in the lips after injection, avoiding that “over-plump” look.
Restylane® Silk is also formulated with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for added comfort during injection.
With high, defined cheekbones being a desirable beauty feature, many people want to get this look without hours of makeup application every day. Additionally, many people experience volume loss in the mid-face (the cheeks) as a result of aging, weight loss, or other factors. Restoring fullness to the cheeks creates a more natural and youthful look.
The newest product in the Restylane® family, Restylane® Lyft is designed specifically for the mid-face region. It can be used to add volume to the cheeks, or to smooth out deepened nasolabial folds (“laugh lines”) that are a very common sign of aging. Restylane® Lyft has a higher density than other Restylane® products, which gives it more lifting ability. That makes it perfect for use in the cheeks. Restylane® Lyft has been called a “liquid facelift” because of the great results it provides.
If you want to achieve a glowing, beautiful facial appearance, Dr. Caniglia has several options to help. After just a quick visit to our practice, you can look years younger and more vibrant. To learn more about Restylane® and Perlane®, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Scottsdale practice today.