Dermal Fillers (Restylane®)
Restylane® and Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin. They are made from hyaluronic acid that has been modified slightly to last longer than the body’s hyaluronic acid. Restylane® and Perlane® contain no animal products.
Restylane® and Perlane® treatments are FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like the ones from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Restylane® and Perlane® are administered by injection to the treatment site. Pain management may be discussed prior to treatment as with some patients discomfort may occur at the injection site. Restylane® lasts about six months and is broken down and eliminated by the body unlike permanent fillers. No allergy test required and can be administered immediately; however, if you have allergies to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, you should not use Restylane® or Perlane®.
After treatment you might notice some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This normally lasts less than seven days. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you should not use Restylane®.