Restylane & Perlane
Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular method of treating the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. Restylane is a family of injectable cosmetic treatments that includes Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L. These products are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in your body that is not derived from animal sources. When injected, this gel cushions facial features that have lost volume or elasticity, temporarily reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a FDA-approved, injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by your body that breaks down over time as we age. Because Restylane is catagorized as a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, it has one of the safest track records among other products like it. Restylane is designed to act like your own body's naturally produced hyaluronic acid. It is used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds (more commonly known as laugh or smile lines).
Should I have Restylane injections?
Restylane injections are suitable for nearly everyone who wishes to fill in their wrinkles and folds. Restylane and Perlane are especially effective in resolving the following problem areas:
- Smile lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines below the mouth
- Lipstick lines above the lips
- Lines at the creases of the mouth
These products are also ideal for lip augmentation.
What happens during the Restylane injection?
Restylane Treatments usually take about 30 minutes. Your Restylane injection specialist will discuss your treatment goals and options, apply cleansers and a topical anesthetic, and inject the product with a fine needle. Repeated Restylane treatments may be necessary to provide the best results.
What happens after the Restylane injection?
Many patients receive Restylane injections during their lunch breaks and easily return to work. Any discomfort that you will experience is mild and temporary. Redness, swelling and bruising may occur, but any tenderness should disappear within a few days. Be sure to avoid rubbing the injected area. In rare instances, people may experience allergic reactions or red nodules.
How long do the Restylane results last?
This depends on your lifestyle and body chemistry, but most patients find that the results last between three and five months. Most people have Restylane injections two to three times per year in order to maintain the results.