Maybe you’ve heard of dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, & Perlane, but you’re not sure where to begin for your specific skin care concern. Navigating the world of dermal fillers isn’t always easy, so we’ve created this helpful guide to find which filler is best for you.
As your skin ages, collagen production slows dramatically and volume decreases drastically. All of this happens within the dermis, the middle layer of the skin sandwiched between the outer epidermis and the innermost layer of fat. While using high quality anti-aging products on your skin and receiving regular facials or microdermabrasion treatments can help slow some signs of aging, surface treatments can’t reach the dermis layer.
This is where dermal fillers come in. These injectables target that middle layer of skin to promote collagen production and increase volume. Since collagen is what keeps skin’s elasticity and firmness intact, dermal fillers can help boost a youthful appearance and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
The Restylane line is comprised of a suite of products for decreasing and eliminating wrinkles using the ingredient hyaluronic acid. This ingredient binds to water molecules and seals in moisture, restoring hydration to the skin’s layers.
The Restylane brand of dermal fillers, which includes Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft all contribute to collagen production in order to act back on the skin’s aging process. The Restylane lip filler enhances the plumpness of the lips by providing restoration to the soft tissue. Results can be seen in just one treatment and can last six months to a year.
The Juvederm dermal filler is another brand that works similarly to Restylane. It’s primarily used to add plumpness to the lips and volume to the cheeks, but it can smooth out other facial creases as well.
The Juvederm dermal filler is made with lidocaine, an ingredient that prevents patients from feeling pain during the procedure without needing any other anesthetic. Like Restylane, it also contains hyaluronic acid. Results tend to last a little longer, with most people not needing another injection for a year.
The Perlane filler is very similar to both Juvederm and Restylane but packs more punch as far as its G prime rating. This “high G prime” designation means that Perlane has larger particles and holds its shape better than lower G prime fillers. Thus, a Perlane filler is ideal for places on the face that need a significant lift.
Perlane smooths away facial wrinkles and folds, especially around the mouth, nose, and eyes. It can also be used on the backs of the hands for volume that makes the hands appear more youthful. Like the other dermal fillers, it also contains hyaluronic acid. Results can last up to a year.
If you’re in the greater New York City area and interested in learning about your options of dermal fillers, call Vanguard Dermatology today. Our experts can talk through your specific skin concerns, make recommendations, and perform all three types of treatments in-office.