Restylane® or Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® is the world’s most used, most studied dermal filler, and has been used in over 70 countries and in more than 1.4 million treatments in the U.S. If you’re considering treatment for your facial wrinkles and folds, Restylane® and Perlane® can be used to help you reach your goal of a more youthful appearance. The procedure is non-surgical, and its effects are virtually instantaneous.
Restylane® and Perlane® are made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® and Perlane® has been modified slightly to last longer than the body’s hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® and Perlane® is produced by a biotechnical process. Restylane® and Perlane® are hydrophilic or “water loving.” The hydrophilic nature of these hyaluronic acid molecules and their three dimensional structure allows them to bind many times their own weight in water. As hyaluronic acid begins to degrade, each molecule binds to more water which helps to maintain its volume for about six months.
Restylane® and Perlane® contain no animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions. Restylane® and Perlane® contain trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and are contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to such material. No allergy testing is required before use.
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