What is Restylane® and Perlane®?
Restylane® and Perlane® are
cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to
the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and
folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of
your mouth (nasolabial folds).W
What is a dermal filler??
A dermal filler is a
substance injected into the skin to replace lost volume and
fullness. Restylane® and Perlane® are both dermal fillers
using hyaluronic acide that can have an effect on your
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a
substance found in the connective tissue of the body that
cushions and lubricates. Hyaluronic acid also provides
volume and fullness to the skin.
Hose does the hyaluronic
The hyaluronic acid in
Restylane® and Perlane® has been slightly modified to last
longer than the body's natural hyaluronic acid. It's
produced by a biotechnical process and is injected into the
skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and
folds, such as the nasolabial folds.
How long does the procedure
Every treatment will differ.
Please come in our office for a consultation.
How long do the results last?
A patented stabilization
technology helps Restylane® and Perlane® deliver
long-lasting results. Restylane® lasts for about six months.
Some Perlane® patients
maintained results for up to nine months in clinical trials.
In two clinical studies, the number of patients maintaining
improvement with Perlane® at six months was 63% and 71%,
respectively. Some patients maintained results for up to
nine months in clinical trials. A clinical study in
Scandinavia showed improvement in 49% of patients at nine
months, although assessing patients' improvement at nine
months was not the main purpose of the study.
What's the difference
between Restylane® and Perlane®?
Restylane® and Perlane®
contain stabilized hyaluronic acid, made by the same
biotechnical process. The difference is that Perlane® has
larger gel particles than Restylane® and is intended for
Bow does Restylane® differ
BOTOX® and Restylane® are
both used to correct wrinkles, but in different ways.
Restylane® products are cosmetic fillers injected into the
skin, adding colume to smooth moderate to severe facial
wrinkles and folds. In contrast, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles
that cause frown lines between your eyebrows.
How are Restylane® and
Perlane® different from collagen products?
Restylane® and Perlane® do
not contain animal proteins as some collagens do. This may
limit the risk of animal-based disease transmission or
allergic reaction. Restylane® and Perlane® contains trace
amounts of gram positive bacterial proteins and are
contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to
such material. Restylane® and Perlane® do not require and
allergy test and can be administered immediately, so there
is no waiting for treatment.