Dr. John LeRoy, Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Georgia


Newer Versions of Restylane and Perlane Enhance Results of Facial Rejuvenation

As the popularity of Dr. LeRoy’s original Band Aid procedures, which are performed in-office utilizing local anesthesia (gentle numbing), can attest; facial cosmetic surgery patients value products and procedures which offer natural-looking, age-defying results that aren’t inordinately difficult to obtain.
Since their FDA approval in 2006, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers Restylane® and Perlane® have gathered a substantial following of faithful patients.  The dermal filler injections work to temporarily fill the deeper wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth that develop with age and are more difficult to target with topical treatments like microdermabrasion or peels.  The hyaluronic acid material is a manufactured product created to emulate the counterpart (of the same name) that occurs naturally in the skin’s collagen fibers to give youthful skin its elasticity.

Unlike the original versions of the dermal filler products, which sometimes resulted in a bumpy appearance after injection because of the “sieving” production process, new generations of Restylane® and Perlane® boast improved consistency and longevity.  Now produced using Hylacross™ technology, the products’ supple gel texture can now be more accurately positioned for better wrinkle filling.  The thicker, revised texture also makes the product more difficult for the body to degrade and absorb: making the anti-aging results last longer (typically 6-8 months between injections.)

If you would like more information about the other facial rejuvenation procedures Dr. John LeRoy offers including:  cosmetic injectables, face lift, Band Aid Facelift, brow lift, and neck lift visit his website or subscribe to his blog.

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