How does Restylane work?
Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines
from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years, providing natural-looking
and lasting results with just one treatment. Learn more about Restylane for lip enhancement.
Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is
specifically formulated to act like your body's own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe
facial wrinkles and folds, and to add fullness to your lips.
Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction for lip enhancement, a follow-up treatment session is recommended.
Biocompatible with the human body, Restylane is eventually broken down naturally.
How does Perlane work?
Just like Restylane, Perlane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to
severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Like Restylane, Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated
to add volume like your body's own hyaluronic acid.
What makes Perlane different is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. On average,
the gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane, which makes Perlane a good choice for wrinkles
that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
In three clinical studies of 150 patients each, on average 70% of patients maintained improvement for six
months after just one Perlane treatment.
During your consultation, your healthcare professional will decide which product is right for you.
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Perlane-L® Injectable Gels