With Restylane, will anything make it last longer? I’m asking for my mom.
First of all, it’s very sweet of you to be looking out for your mom!! She’s lucky to have you.
There’s no product to put on the surface of the skin that will make Restylane last longer but… there are forms of both Restylane and Juvederm which are more highly crosslinked and last longer. The Restylane version is called Perlane and the Juvederm version is called Juvederm Ultra Plus. Both are FDA approved in the U.S. These should last closer to 9 months. Learn more information about Perlane and Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Also, in Europe and other parts of the world, there is a longer lasting form called Voluma which is not FDA approved here yet but may be approved in the next year or so (hard to predict) and lasts even longer – 9-12 months.
Sometimes it’s tempting to use “permanent” fillers like silicone or Artefill (little plastic beads). Readers PLEASE don’t do this. They can be unpredictable and a complication or problem lasts the rest of your life and isn’t correctible except with surgery, which is not a good option.
Hope this helps, Dr. B I