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If you notice lines and wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, and forehead, you may be a good candidate for Restylane/Perlane, a hyaluronic acid cosmetic injectable that helps diminish the appearance of these imperfections. Read on to learn about how Restylane/Perlane works and how you can benefit from this injectable.

How does Restylane/Perlane work?

Restylane/Perlane is an injectable compound that targets wrinkles and fine lines from within the skin, making them less noticeable. The primary ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is completely biocompatible; this compound is found naturally in many structures like facial tissue, joints, and cartilage. Restylane/Perlane acts as a cushion under lines and wrinkles, reducing their appearance while also encouraging the flow of water to keep skin looking hydrated and supple. This cosmetic injectable adds fullness and sculpting to skin by diminishing the appearance of facial imperfections.

What are the benefits of Restylane/Perlane?

Restylane/Perlane offers a number of great benefits to patients, including:

  • Long-lasting effects: After treatment, the effects of Restylane/Perlane will be apparent for about six months, depending on your lifestyle and rate of aging.
  • Decreased appearance of wrinkles: Restylane/Perlane does a great job of smoothing away wrinkles by supporting them from the inside, eliminating the depressions and folds that make wrinkles visible. It is especially effective on nasolabial folds, or the long wrinkles that run from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth.
  • Convenience: Restylane/Perlane treatments do not usually require anesthesia because they involve only minor injections to the upper layers of the facial skin. Recovery time is also very limited, and most patients can return to their normal activities in just minutes.
  • Fuller lips: If your lips have lost volume, Restylane/Perlane may also be a solution for this imperfection. An injection can easily restore youthful fullness to your lips.

Restylane/Perlane is a simple, effective procedure, but it may not be right for everyone. To discuss which treatment options may be right for you, schedule a consultation with Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. Call (925) 736-5757 to reach our office in the San Francisco area.