Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers in Restylane and/or Perlane®, ArteFill®, and JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel

The development of fine lines and wrinkles on the face is an inevitable part of the natural aging process. These wrinkles can make an individual appear older, tired, and even angry. Fortunately, we provide the latest in non-aesthetic surgical treatment methods to help patients achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance. Forma Plastic Surgery in the Socttsdale and Phoenix areas offers Restylane and/or Perlane®, ArteFill®, and JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel treatments, which are highly-effective at eliminating lines and wrinkles on the face. Some of our advanced dermal fillers can also be used to enhance the lips and facial contours. The result of our treatments is a younger, more refreshed facial appearance.

Restylane and/or Perlane® Injections

We provide Restylane and/or Perlane® injections to Forma Plastic Surgery patients. One of the newest dermal treatments on the market today, Restylane and/or Perlane® injections offer a safe approach to smoothing facial wrinkles and moisturizing the skin.

What Is Restylane and/or Perlane®?

Restylane and/or Perlane® is a clear biodegradable gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid fills in the spaces between collagen and elastin fibers to cushion soft tissue. Over time, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases due to the natural aging process, contributing to the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Restylane and/or Perlane® injections are used to help replace the hyaluronic acid, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance.

Restylane and/or Perlane® Treatment Process

In performing the treatment, our doctors use a thin needle to inject Restylane and/or Perlane® into skin tissue. The hyaluronic acid in the gel draws in water, causing the tissue near the fine lines and wrinkles to swell and attain a smoother appearance. Because the needle is very fine, patients experience little to no pain during the treatment. The entire Restylane and/or Perlane® procedure takes less than an hour, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Because of this, Restylane and/or Perlane® treatment is known as a “lunchtime” procedure. Restylane and/or Perlane® injections can be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment for optimal aesthetic results.

Benefits of Restylane and/or Perlane® Injections

Many patients choose to undergo Restylane and/or Perlane® treatment because it safely and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an extended period of time. Wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth seem to disappear following Restylane and/or Perlane® treatment without the need for invasive surgical procedures such as a facelift, brow lift or eyelid surgery. Restylane and/or Perlane® can also add volume to lips for a fuller and more sensual pout, and it can be used to shape facial contours. The effects of Restylane and/or Perlane® last for up to twelve months, making it one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market. Because Restylane and/or Perlane® is non-animal based, the risk for an allergic reaction is minimal.

Before-and-After Photos

Please view the amazing before-and-after photos below of the results actual patients achieved at Forma Plastic Surgery with Restylane and/or Perlane® injections.
To learn more about Restylane and/or Perlane® injections, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel

At Forma Plastic Surgery, in addition to Restylane and/or Perlane® injections, we offer treatment with JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel as a safe and effective alternative to animal-based dermal fillers. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that helps to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of unsightly facial lines and wrinkles for an extended period of time. Because JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is slowly absorbed by the body, patients who undergo treatment enjoy healthier and younger-looking skin for up to nine months.

JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel Process

JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is administered in the same way as Restylane and/or Perlane® injections. Because of the smooth consistency of the gel, patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment. The procedure lasts less than an hour and results can be seen immediately. For more information on treatment with JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, contact Forma Plastic Surgery today.

ArteFill® Injections

Our practice is proud to offer ArteFill® injections, the first and only FDA-approved permanent wrinkle filler on the market. Also known as Artecoll®, the dermal filler has been used throughout Europe and Canada to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Unlike Restylane and/or Perlane® and JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, ArteFill® is made of polymethylmethacrylate beads suspended in bovine collagen. The beads stimulate the production of collagen in the body, and as the solution degrades, it is replaced by the body’s natural collagen. Because of this, ArteFill® provides permanent results.

ArteFill® Injections Process

Our doctor injects ArteFill® through a very thin needle directly into the area needing treatment. The entire ArteFill® treatment process takes less than an hour. Results are immediately apparent, and patients can return to their daily activities after their appointment.

Before-and-After Photos

To get a better idea of the outstanding results that our surgeons achieve with Restylane and/or Perlane treatment for our patients, please browse our before-and-after photos.