Newport Beach & Orange County, CA
What are Restylane and Perlane?
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane and Perlane. Both are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
How do I choose between Restylane and Perlane?
You don’t have to. In clinical trial, Restylane and Perlane were used in the same patients. The hyaluronic acid in both products is made by the same biotechnical process. The difference is in the gel particle size. Perlane gel particles are larger and designed for deeper injection than Restylane. Our licensed and professional staff will decide which product is right for you.
How long do Restylane products last?
Restylane products are proven to deliver long-lasting results. Restylane lasts about six months. Perlane lasts at least six months, in a majority of patients. The products’ patented stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect for those time periods.
Are Restylane and Perlane FDA approved?
Yes. They are approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like the ones from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
What is the history of Restylane?
Restylane has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the U.S. and is available in more than 70 countries. It is the most-studied cosmetic dermal filler in the world with dozens of publications in medical literature. Clinical studies showed no significant differences in the safety of Restylane and Perlane.
What should patients do prior to treatment?
Restylane and Perlane require no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Is there any material left in the skin after it has dissolved?
No. Over time Restylane and Perlane products are broken down and eliminated by the body – unlike permanent fillers.
To learn more about our facial rejuvenation treatments, contact Dr George Brennan in Newport Beach, CA today!