Restylane® and Perlane®
Q What are Restylane® and Perlane®?
A The Restylane® family of products includes Restylane and Perlan e.® Both are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth avvay moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Q How do I choose between Restylane~ and Perlane~?
A You don’t have to. In clinical trials, 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. Your doctor will decide which product is right for you.
Q How does my doctor know when to use Restylane® or Perlane®?
A Your doctor will decide which product is right for you based on an evaluation of facial wrinkles and folds.
Q How long do Restylane® products last?
A Restylane® products are proven to deliver long-lasting results. Restylane lasts about six months. Perlane® maintains its effect for at least six months,in a majority of patients .’ Some Perlane patients maintained results for up to 9 months in clinical trials.” The products’ patented stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect for those time periods.
Q Are Restylane~ and Perlane~ FDA approved?
A 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. Ask your physician whether treatment is right for you.
Q What is the history of Restylane®?
A 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 the medical literature. Clinical studies showed no Significant differences in the safety of
Restylane and Perlane.®
Q What should patients do prior to treatment?
A Restylan e® 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. Also, if you have preViously suffe red from facial cold sores, discuss this with your doctor,
who may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.
Q Do Restylane~ and Perlane~ require an allergy test?
A No. Restylane® and Perlal1e® do not require an allergy test and can be administered immediately-no waiting is required. You should not use Restylane or Perlane if you have allergies to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria.
Q How are Restylane~ products administered?
A Restylane® and Perlane® are administered by injection to the treatment site, Before treatment talk to your doctor about pain management.
If you are interested in reducing the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, Perlane might be the dermal filler for you. Part of the next generation of dermal fillers, Perlane is primarily composed of a hyaluronic acid base. It is mainly used to treat the nasolabial folds – which run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth – and other similarly deep facial wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of healthy skin, contributing to elasticity and moisture. With the ability to hold 1,000 its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid can greatly increase facial volume to help ease the appearance of wrinkles. As the volume increases, your skin begins to become taut, smoothing wrinkles along the surface.
The main difference between Perlane and other hyaluronic acid fillers is that Perlane is chemically cross linked. This means that, at a molecular level, the hyaluronic acid in Perlane has stronger bonds. This helps Perlane resist breaking down, meaning you can enjoy the results of your injections longer.
The results of your Perlane injections should be noticeable almost immediately. Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, redness, and itching near the injection site. These conditions usually resolve themselves within a few days, although you may use a cold compress or take arnica to manage any discomfort. The results of your procedure should last for at least six months.
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