What is Restylane?
Restylane is a crystal clear gel that binds to the water in the skin creating volume for filling in areas of tissue loss. Restylane contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring component of the skin that is the framework or medium in which cells live. In gel form it binds to water and provides volume for filling in areas of tissue loss, such as smile lines.
What is Perlane?
Restylane® is available in two forms: Perlane is the most concentrated formula and is used for deeps line. Facial contours like the cheeks, chin, and hollowness?under the eyes can all be improved with this product. Restylane®, a little less dense, is used for the lips, facial wrinkles around the?mouth, forehead or eyes.
How does it work?
Injected beneath your skin, much like spackle is used to fill in cracks in your walls. Restylane® then works with your body’s own hyaluronic acid to create the volume needed to lift fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does it last?
Restylane usually lasts from six months to one year in most individuals.
How long does a treatment take?
The treatment takes about 30 minutes with immediate results and no downtime.
Is it painful?
Restylane® injections are usually painless in treating wrinkles, however the area can be slightly red and swollen afterwards. This generally goes away in a day or two. On rare occasions, patients have experienced temporary swelling, redness and tenderness at or near the injection site several weeks after treatment. Dr. Allaei will use a specially formulated topical cream to numb the area prior to the procedure. Furthermore, you can request your filler to be prefilled with the numbing medication Lidocaine.
What are the differences between collagen and Restylane?
Human and bovine collagen dissolves in the system faster and does not last as long as Restylane which a hyaluronic acid.
What kind of wrinkles can be treated?
Common areas are the corners of the mouth, the nasolabial folds (smile lines), the wrinkles around the lips as well as lip enhancement to provide a fuller lip.
Is it safe?
More than 300,000 people have been successfully treated in more than 40 countries. Restylane® is the only product to offer NASHA, or Non-Animal, Stabilized, Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is the first stable, biodegradable, non-animal hyaluronic acid available and is produced under carefully controlled conditions in our patented process.
Do I need allergy testing?
No, Restylane Perlane are nonanimal products made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in humans.