Restylane® and Perlane® are safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane® and Perlane® are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that gives skin a plump, youthful appearance. As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid decrease. Young, healthy skin is plump and full (like a babies skin). Dr. McCoy can help restore that volume at Contour Medical in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. McCoy is a Physician Trainer, Speaker and Injector for Medicis Aesthetics, for Restylane® and Perlane®.
Restylane ® & Perlane ® Benefits
- Natural product
- Long lasting
- Long history and safety
- Adds volume and smoothes wrinkles immediately
- Beautiful lip volume, instant nose correction
- Restylane: for medium to fine lines, medium duration
- Perlane: deeper lines and lift, longer duration
How Restylane ® & Perlane ® Work
Restylane® and Perlane® maintain their shape using the body's own moisture. Hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic, or "water loving", and acts like a sponge. As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, so that the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long lasting, beautiful results. By adding filler in the areas that have lost volume, Dr. McCoy can turn back the clock- giving patients a more natural and beautiful correction.
What to Expect
The entire treatment is 30-60 minutes and requires no downtime. Topical numbing agents or blocks may be used to reduce discomfort. All injections are done with a very tiny needle, which makes things much more comfortable for the patient. Bruising is a possibility with any injection, but is minimal when injecting Restylane® and Perlane® . Reduce bruising by avoiding the following prior to treatment: aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, vitamin E, garlic, and ginkgo biloba. Plan your treatment in advance of special events so that any swelling or bruising is healed. Results typically last 4-6 months with Restylane® and 8-12 months with Perlane® .