The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L. These products can be used to add 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 has also been FDA approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years old.
Restylane and Perlane are injectable fillers that include hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that increases skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It is biocompatible, supplementing the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, age has depleted.
Restylane is the “regular” filler while Perlane is used to treat deeper facial folds; the effects of the latter may last longer. Restylane-L and Perlane-L contain lidocaine, which is a safe local anesthetic.
The transparent Restylane or Perlane is injected with a syringe into the mid- to deep dermis of your face. The dermis is the subsurface skin layer that contains connective tissue, nerve endings, sweat and oil glands, and blood vessels.
Restylane and Perlane improve your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After nine to twelve months, the biocompatible compound is naturally and safely absorbed into the body.
Treatments are performed in our Lake Mary office by Dr. James Shoukas.