These are gels injected under the skin. Perlane® has a larger particle size than Restylane® and may be more suitable for filling of deeper folds. Both fillers may be used together for optimal results. The process of using Restylane® injectable filler takes around 10 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated, and the results are visible immediately. The area is first numbed with a topical anesthetic cream and a thin needle is used to inject the filler. There may be slight bruising but this is usually minimal and recovery time is quick. However, to maintain the effects, the Restylane® treatment may need to be repeated every six to twelve months or so. Restylane® is now available as Restylane®-L which contains lidocaine for maximal comfort. Treatment costs depend on the amount of fill desired.
A variety of injectable fillers are now available to help soften facial folds and wrinkles for patients in Conneticut. These can be extremely effective in enhancing the results of facial surgery or providing improvement to areas of concern when one isn’t quite ready for a surgical procedure. Dr. Felice will review the various materials available and their relative advantages.
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