Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm are FDA approved injectable fillers for facial lines. They are a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin. Restylane or Juvederm may be used to augment lips, fill in facial lines or smooth and erase the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm cost about the same as collagen injections, lasts at least 6 to 9 months, which is nearly twice as long as collagen, and do not require a skin test. For these reasons Dr. Buckingham is nearly exclusively injecting these products for conditions that in the past were treated with collagen. The other injectable soft tissue filler Dr. Buckingham recommends is Radiesse. A complete description of these products is available on this website.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation.
Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the surgeon, and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results and all questions relating to the patients specific concerns will be addressed.
Prospective patients are encouraged to call the office to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
Find answers to Injectables questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Q – What is Restylane?
Restylane is an FDA-approved injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. It may be used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, to enhance the lips, and to improve the appearance of dark circles beneath the eyes. Restylane can restore a more youthful appearance by creating volume and fullness in the face.
Q – What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is a clear, biodegradable, non-animal based gel made that is made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance. Because Restylane is non-animal based, a skin test is not needed prior to treatment.
Q – Who is the best candidate for Restylane treatments?
Candidates for Restylane treatment are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of wrinkles and other facial imperfections. A private patient consultation with Dr. Buckingham is the best way to determine if Restylane is right for you.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for Restylane?
During your consultation for Restylane treatment, Dr. Buckingham will perform a complete facial analysis. This will allow him to determine if Restylane is best suited to meet your desired results or if another procedure will be more appropriate. Dr. Buckingham will also answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the Restylane treatment or other plastic surgery procedures.
Q – What is Perlane?
Perlane is an FDA-approved injectable filler able to soften facial lines and wrinkles by restoring lost volume and fullness. Perlane treatments can provide the facial skin with a more youthful and smoother appearance. Perlane has also been used to treat facial scars and skin depressions and to augment or enhance the lips.
Q – What specific areas of the face or body can be treated with Perlane?
Perlane has been used on facial wrinkles, nasolabial creases, cheek depressions, acne scars, hollows around the eyes, facial depressions, and fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead. Perlane has also been used for lip enhancement and chin augmentation and to redefine the lip border.
Q – What is Perlane made of?
Perlane is comprised of a natural substance known as hyaluronic acid. It is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel that has no risk of allergy and does not require skin testing prior to treatment.
Q – Who is the best candidate for Perlane treatments?
Candidates for Perlane treatment are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, scars and skin depressions.
Q – What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat facial lines and other skin imperfections. This treatment can improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, deep folds and dark circles beneath the eyes, and it may be used to enhance the lips or contour facial features like the chin and cheeks. Juvederm is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, and it comes in the form of a crystal-clear gel.
Q – Who is the best candidate for Juvederm treatment?
Candidates for Juvederm treatment are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improving facial wrinkles and other skin imperfections. A private patient consultation with Dr. Buckingham is the best way to determine if Juvederm treatment is right for you.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for Juvederm treatment?
During your consultation for Juvederm treatment, Dr. Buckingham will perform a complete facial analysis. This will allow him to determine if Juvederm is the best treatment to achieve your desired results or if another procedure may be better suited for you. He will address any questions or concerns that you may have about the Juvederm procedure or plastic surgery in general.
Q – Where is the Juvederm procedure performed?
Juvederm treatments are typically performed in the office setting.