Posted on July 25, 2010 by Ella Fedonenko

Do I need skin testing?

Because these treatments are composed of substances that already exist naturally in the body, the possibility of an allergic reaction to Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm® or Radiesse is extremely remote.  No prior testing is required.

How long do the effects last?

In most individuals, Restylane® and Perlane® usually lasts over six months, the effects of Juvederm® can last up to a year.  The results of Radiesse® can also last a year or more.

What kind of wrinkles can be treated?

All types of lines and wrinkles can be treated using one of these products, including:

•  Wrinkles between the eyebrows
•  Deep creases found in the nasolabial folds (smile folds)
•  Wrinkles above and around the lips

In addition scars such as acne scars can be lessened using dermal fillers.

What can you tell me about the actual treatment?

Treatment is a very easy and quick process and can be carried out without prior testing.  The procedure takes around 30 minutes and the results are instantaneous.

Is the treatment painful?

The injections may prick a little initially.  Normally, no anesthesia is needed for these treatments.  However, if treatment of the lips is uncomfortable, a nerve block or local anesthetic can be used, thereby ensuring comfort.