For those of you who have shied away from injecting fillers for fear of pain, you are now in luck! Our office now features Restylane-L and Perlane-L, also known as Restylane with Lidocaine and Perlane with Lidocaine.
These newly FDA approved products are a prepackaged response to the popular practice of mixing the anesthetic lidocaine with Restylane and Perlane for improved comfort during injection of these dermal fillers.
Restylane and Perlane are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product found throughout the body, including the skin and eyes. In the skin, hyaluronic acid provides fullness and elasticity. Over time hyaluronic acid and related collagen levels decrease, leading to a loss of elasticity and allowing the formation of wrinkles and folds.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic molecule, meaning 'water loving'. This allows hyaluronic acid to attract water molecules throughout its breakdown process, which is the reason for the long-lasting effects of Restylane and Perlane even as the original hyaluronic acid molecules degrade.
In general, the effects of hyaluronic acid fillers last between 4-8 months post injection, although results can vary greatly depending on individual physiology. We have great results with smile lines, frown lines, wrinkles and volumization using Restylane-L and Perlane-L.