Voluma, Restylane or Perlane for Cheek Fillers?
Perlane does last a bit longer than Restylane in my experience, but Voluma last the longest by far at come up to 2 years.
Would you recommend Perlane for cheek enhancement? Does it last longer than Restylane?
Great question! First I should mention that I feel only "core" injectors should perform cosmetic injectables (facial
plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, or occuloplastic
surgeons). This is because we all have a keen understanding of facial
anatomy and the effects of injecting fillers in different
regions of the face.
You are correct in mentioning that Perlane is one of the best fillers for augmenting the cheeks. Other products to consider are Radiesse
and Voluma. Restylane is a softer filler that is not as great for volumizing the cheek area as the other three products I previously mentioned.
Voluma and Perlane are both hyaluronic acid fillers that
are more firm than other hyaluronic acid fillers (like Juvederm or
Restylane or Belotero). This makes them ideal for placement deep over
the cheek bones for volumization of the midface. Another advantage of
these two is that they are reversible with hyaluronidase should that be
desired. The main difference is that Voluma has been shown to last up
to two years while Perlane typically lasts about 9-12 months.
is made of a completely different material, calcium hydroxylappatitie,
which is also a very firm product that is ideal for placement deep over
the cheek bones for volumization of the midface. This product, however,
is not reversible. It lasts about 12-18 months.
Perlane, Radiesse, and Voluma will stimulate some
collagen growth in the areas of injection, and I have used all three
products to obtain beautiful results in the midface and cheeks. Voluma
costs more because it has been show to last the longest, and they are
all priced accordingly. If you go to a "core" injector, you should get
great results with any of these products. I wish you well!
Perlane vs. Restylane
While Juvederm Voluma® is currently getting a lot of press for volumizing and lifting cheeks, expert Cosmetic Dermatologist have been using Perlane® for cheek enhacement for years. While the FDA gave Perlane® and Restylane® equivalence in longevity, it seems to me from my clinical experience that Perlane® does seem to last a month or two longer-possibly because it has a larger amount of the active ingredient hyaluronic acid per 1cc syringe.
Best Filler for Cheek Enhancement
Perlane is Restylane's stronger sister! Perlane is a great option for cheek enhancement. Another option is Voluma, which is similar to Restylane and Perlane but lasts twice as long. Talk with your dermatologist to figure out which filler would give you the results you're looking for.
Perlane vs. Restylane for Cheek Enhancement
Perlane can be a very effective treatment for enhancing the cheeks. While both Perlane and Restylane work to restore lost volume and fullness, the effects of Perlane do last longer than Restylane in the cheek area. There are other cheek enhancing fillers available and it is best to consult with your board-certified dermatologist to determine the filler treatment that's best for you.
Does Perlane last longer than Restylane
Perlane and Restylane are both hyaluronic acid fillers. The difference is not in the length of time they last, but the particle size of the hyaluronic acid they contain. Perlane is a larger particle size so it fills deeper areas better and provides more volume. It can be an excellent filler for the cheeks, as can Voluma, which is also a hyaluronic acid with a larger particle size. Consult a board-certified injector in your area for an in-person consultation to discuss which filler would be right for you.
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