The world's most popular and most studied cosmetic dermal fillers, Restylane® and its new companion Perlane® offer exceptional treatments for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, especially the nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Restylane and Perlane replenish lost volume in the skin and restore youthful contours to the face by lifting and supporting tissues non-surgically. The outcome is a younger, smoother look with fewer lines and wrinkles. Results are immediate and long-lasting.
Restylane and Perlane are clear, synthetic gels made with purified hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that is found throughout your body. Hyaluronic acid works with collagen to support the skin and keep it smooth and supple. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Perlane has been modified so it lasts longer. It forms strong bonds with water molecules in the skin, prolonging its rejuvenating effects for up to six months or more.
The actual length of the results depends on the patient's skin, life and age, but tends to be longer than most other dermal fillers. Repeat sessions are needed once or twice a year, but are short and simple. Because there are no animal products and allergy testing is not necessary, there is no waiting period and procedures can be performed right away.
Most injections are done within 30-45 minutes. The procedure is performed with a very fine needle. Pain is minimal, but a local or topical anesthesia may be used if requested by the patient. It requires no special care following the procedure.