Restylane & Perlane
WHAT ARE RESTYLANE® & PERLANE® AND WHAT DO THEY DO?Restylane® & Perlane® are FDA-approved cosmetic dermal fillers from Medicis. They are both composed of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps to provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses natural hyaluronic acid, but injections of dermal fillers like Restylane® & Perlane® are able to help fill the wrinkles and folds caused by this.
The difference between Restylane® & Perlane® is their particle size. Perlane® has larger gel particles and is intended to be injected deeper within the skin.
WHERE ARE RESTYLANE® & PERLANE® USED? RESTYLANE® & PERLANE® ARE USED MOST OFTEN IN THE NASOLABIAL FOLDS (THE PARENTHESES FROM YOUR NOSE TO THE CORNERS OF YOUR MOUTH), UNDER THE EYES AND IN THE LIPS. DEPENDING UPON THE SITE OF INJECTION AND YOUR SPECIFIC VOLUME LOSS, MULTIPLE SYRINGES MAY BE NEEDED FOR FULL EFFECTS.
WHY ARE RESTYLANE® & PERLANE® DIFFERENT THAN OTHER FILLERS?Like some other dermal fillers, Restylane® & Perlane® are made of hyaluronic acid. The process from which they are made, though, allows them to be injected in places where other fillers cannot be injected. For instance, sometimes when other fillers are injected under the eyes to help fill bags or saginess, the filler can give a translucent or bluish appearance. Restylane® & Perlane® do not do this, so they are often the better choice for this location. The larger particle size of Perlane® allows it to be used for deeper lines and for more significant volume augmentation.
Neither Restylane® & Perlane® contain animal proteins. Since neither is created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction and no testing is required prior to injection. The formulas are highly biocompatible (over its lifespan, Restylane® & Perlane® will metabolize with your body). Restylane® last approximately 6-8 months, and Perlane® lasts about 8-10 months.