What is Restylane/Perlane?

They are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (sugar) found in the skin and joints. It is responsible for skin turgor (tone and "spring") and it decreases from age and sun exposure, causing the skin to sink in and look older from the lines, folds and shadows.

Restylane's strength is that it is very versatile and results in a very natural correction. Perlane is a larger particle HA filler that gives a bit more lift than Restylane. Both can be dissolved by hyaluronidase if any lumping or adverse event occurs, making it a very safe and popular alternative for non-surgical rejuvenation.

Where can Restylane/Perlane be used?

Restylane and Perlane are FDA approved for used in the nasolabial folds (smile lines). Restylane can also be used for fine lipstick lines around the mouth when injected with a small needle. Although Restylane and Perlane are approved for lines and folds, both can also be used to re-volumize the cheeks, lips and temples and Restylane can be used to fill in under-eye hallowing.

Who can get Restylane/Perlane?

Restylane/Perlane patients can be as young as their early 20's (usually for lip augmentation) or as old as their eighties (for fine lines around the mouth), but the usual the patient is between 30 and 60. When Restylane or Perlane is combined with Botox or Dysport (two FDA approved neuromodulators) the aging face can be softly and naturally reshaped without cutting or downtime.