Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Perlane and Juvederm are used to soften moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds around the nose and mouth and to reshape the contour of the face (cheekbones, jaws).
Hyaluronic acid is injected intradermally. The treatment is approximately 30 minutes and the result are seen immediately.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is already found in the skin. This is a product which is found in various soft tissues, such as skin.
Hyaluronic acid injections are customized according to each patient’s specific needs. Injections can be performed in areas of the face such as the eyelids, forehead, lips and hands.
Hyaluronic acid does not stop the aging process, however Perlane can temporarily diminish the appearance of wrinkles and laxity (sagging) of soft tissues.
Injections of hyaluronic acid (Perlane) can be performed as a single treatment, or in combination with other treatments such as Botox and Dysport or in addition to surgery.
Hyaluronic acid fillers produce temporary swelling, redness and needle marks or bruises which resolve in a few days following the treatment.
Continuous treatments of hyaluronic acid fillers are necessary to maintain the results over time.
Once injected, the hyaluronic acid will be slowly metabolized by your body. The effects of the hyaluronic acid injections varies between 6 to 12 months.
One option would be not to treat wrinkles or sagging soft tissue of the skin with injections of hyaluronic acid.
Other treatment options include the use of laser, chemical peels, dermabrasion, or undergoing a cosmetic surgery such as a blepharoplasty, face lift or brow lift.