Dermatologist explains Restylane and Perlane treatments to patients in Palm Coast
Palm Coast became a city in Florida in 1999. A year later, Dr. Mary Pentel founded the practice, The Spa and Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, in Jacksonville. Since then, this dermatologist has enjoyed meeting with patients from many cities, including Palm Coast.
How skin ages
Residents and visitors enjoy this city’s great outdoors with pursuits like bird watching, bicycling, walking, fishing, and boating. With these activities, they may spend quite a bit of time soaking up the sun. Exposure to ultraviolet rays combined with the natural process of aging can cause skin to lose its volume and elasticity. As it becomes dehydrated, wrinkles develop. Our lips may also become less voluptuous. While commercials tout lipsticks to restore volume, we offer a treatment option enabling you to enjoy potentially long-lasting results without reapplication of makeup.
If you wish to reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and enhance lip volume Restylane and Perlane may be a great solution. Although these products come from the same cosmetic family, they differ slightly in thickness. The dermatologist injects Restylane into the top layer of skin. Perlane is a larger and thicker substance that reaches the deeper layers of the dermis. Each contains hyaluronic acid in a gel formulation. This natural substance acts as a cushioning agent in your skin and attracts hydration. We use both to help smooth out wrinkles and restore facial volume and Restylane for lip enhancement. Most patients enjoy these results for about six to nine months after treatment. With another treatment four to nine months after the initial session, the timeframe of that desired look could double.
Providing gentle treatment
During the procedure, Dr. Pentel can use a cannula to administer fillers into the skin to minimize the risk of bruising or nerve injury. This tube has a retractable inner core and serves as an alternative to a needle.
In addition to Restylane and Perlane, The Spa and Laser Center at Southside Dermatology offers Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Sculptra dermal fillers. Injectable neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic and Dysport also help restore the youthful appearance to aging skin. If you are ready to welcome a younger look, call us at 904-880-0622.