Restylane and Perlane
Restylane and Perlane are both clear, gel-like substances that are injected into the face to add fullness and volume. Restylane is regular thickness and Perlane is extra-thick for extra volume; otherwise they are the same. Restylane and Perlane are also known as dermal fillers because they fill in lines.
- Restylane and Perlane are each combined with lidocaine for extra comfort during injection
- Restylane was the first dermal filler approved in the United States by the FDA.
- Results last one year, and sometimes longer
- Made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body
- Can be used on any skin color
- Injection takes just minutes
- Common places on face are frown lines, marrionette lines next to mouth, lips and lines on upper lip, cheeks, and between eyebrows
- Dr. Lantry has been injecting since Restylane became available in 2004
- Common, but temporary, side effects are redness and swelling at injection site, bruising and slight lumps under skin
- Topical numbing cream is available upon request
- Dr. Lantry takes a very conservative approach to dermal fillers; she always recommends the minimal amount at first because you can always come back for more if you need or want it
For more information visit the Restylane and Perlane site.