Would you like to get rid of your wrinkles or enhance your lips, but the idea of surgery sounds too extreme? Women and men in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills have discovered Restylane® and Perlane® as a simple, effective solution. These synthetic dermal fillers can help you meet your goals without the worry of an allergic reaction.
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How It Works
We offer so many varieties of dermal fillers for our Beverly Hills and Los Angeles patients. Restylane and Perlane contain hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel. They are injected into the skin to fill out lips, wrinkles, or folds. Once in your skin, they create volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip they can restore a fuller, more natural and sensuous look. In contrast to other biodegradable implants, Restylane and Perlane are not extracted from animals. This means no risk of allergic reaction. Therefore, they are perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing.
Fine lines on the upper and lower lip that are not severe enough to require laser resurfacing, smooth and fill nicely with Restylane. Deeper wrinkles and folds in the cheek areas (nasolabial, melolabial and oral commissures at the corners of the mouth) respond well using Perlane. Lip enhancement created by Perlane lasts up to twice as long as standard collagen implant treatments. To get a better idea of the improvements these treatments can create, Marina Plastic Surgery offers the VECTRA 3-D imaging system.
Test drive your new look
Visualize the results that can be achieved from your procedure with computer simulations from the VECTRA 3D imaging system. This advanced technology can help you and your surgeon to determine the best approach for creating the results you want.
What to Expect
The treatment is performed by injecting Restylane or Perlane under your skin. Since no allergy pre-test is needed, the whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Pain relief is usually not needed, but many patients like the added comfort provided when we apply an anesthetic cream about an hour before the injections. Lip enhancement is preceded by an anesthetic block for upper and lower lips so the treatment is painless.
Depending on the area treated, most folds and wrinkles require 2 treatments at 4-6 weeks apart. The repeat maintenance treatment is not usually required for approximately 8 months. Improvements usually last from 6 months to a year or more, considerably longer than regular collagen injections. You can replenish your natural beauty with touch up treatments whenever you feel the need.