Posted on March 9, 2012 by Ella Fedonenko
Looking for ways to rejuvenate your appearance? Our resident medical expert at Your Laser Skin Care Center in Los Angeles can help.
If you have ever wanted the plump lips of the movie stars on the big screen or just want your lips to be a little fuller, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm or Radiesse may be your solution.
We use the latest dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles and facial folds, reduce acne scars and plump up lips.
The advantages of dermal fillers
- Smooth out wrinkles
- Fill in depressed areas such as at the corners of the mouth
- Fill in prominent smile line folds
- Redefine lip borders and eliminate small grooves that cause your lipstick to “bleed”
- Plump up lips
- Quick and instant solutions with very little down time!
Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm® and Radiesse® are four different dermal fillers we use to accomplish this.
Restylane® and Perlane® are essentially the same product – the only difference being that Perlane® uses a thicker material which is used for deeper lines and grooves in the face. Juvederm® is similar to Restylane® and Perlane®, but has a longer lasting effect.
Restylane® is a natural product from Sweden. Restylane® consists of a gel containing hyaluronic acid, which is used primarily to smooth out wrinkles and to provide a fuller lip. Dermal fillers can also be used at the corners of the mouth and above the lips to smooth out smile lines. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body, it dissolves naturally over time, with effects lasting about 6 months. Contact Your Laser Skin Care to experience Restylane in Los Angeles.
Perlane® is similar to Restylane®, but is used for wrinkles that need deeper injections into the skin such as moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Perlane® also contains hyaluronic acid and is non allergenic. It dissolves naturally over time and the effect lasts about 6 months.
Juvederm® is another injectable dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid. However, Juvederm® is a longer-lasting treatment than Restylane® and Perlane®, with results lasting up to a year. Our resident Los Angeles expert Dr Ella Fedonenko administers Juvederm.
Radiesse® is the latest of the dermal filler treatments to be developed. As the body ages collagen production slows down, causing signs of aging. Rather than simply being a dermal filler, Radiesse® works by stimulating the body’s own natural collagen production to plump up skin and rejuvenate the face naturally.
Radiesse® can be used to reduce lines, wrinkles and scars. It contains calcium hydroxylapatite which is the main component of our bones, so it is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction. Radiesse® has a longer duration than Restylane® and Perlane®, with results lasting for around a year.