Perlane contains the same hyaluronic acid components as Restylane, but is thicker and is used when more augmentation is desired. Restylane®/Perlane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines (nasolabial folds).
What Is Restylane® / Perlane® Made Of?
Restylane® / Perlane® is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane®/Perlane® is a crystal clear gel called NASHA, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Is Restylane® / Perlane® Safe?
Yes. Restylane® / Perlane® has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. There is limited risk of animal-based transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane®/Perlane® is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. Restylane®/Perlane® contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by clients with a history of allergies to such material. After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappears. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use Restylane®/Perlane®.
Can Restylane® / Perlane® Be Used Anywhere On the Face?
Restylane® / Perlane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the United States, the FDA has approved Restylane®/Perlane® for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
How Long Does Restylane® / Perlane® Last?
Restylane® / Perlane® is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane®/Perlane® effects generally last for about six months. Restylane®/Perlane® stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How Is Restylane® / Perlane® Different From BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Restylane® / Perlane® is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a substance that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many clients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.