The Restylane family of dermal fillers includes Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Perlane®. These pliable gel fillers are injected under the skin’s surface, thereby adding fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and loss of volume in the cheeks and lips. Each is a hyaluronic acid filler individually formulated to correct signs of aging in different areas of the face.
Restylane is a clear gel that is highly malleable for filling in facial lines and wrinkles. The treatment is designed to add youthful volume to the face and lips while diminishing the appearance of folds, creases and sagging, particularly around the area of the nose, mouth, and chin. Restylane is also used to correct hollows under the eyes. Because Restylane can be molded so easily, it delivers a very smooth, natural-looking fullness.
Perlane, which is injected more deeply below the skin’s surface, is primarily used in the area of the mid and lower face where deep creases and skin laxity make the face look old and tired. Like Restylane, Perlane works by filling in and plumping skin. This filler’s large-particle formulation makes it particularly effective for treating hollowed cheeks as well as the folds running from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), and the lines running from either side of the mouth down the chin (marionette lines).
Restylane Silk is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler specifically designed to enhance and shape the lips while smoothing out the wrinkles and lines around the mouth that come with aging. Like other Restylane products, Silk is a clear gel made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies. Silk, however, is formulated with smaller, smoother particles in order to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in plump yet natural-looking lips with a beautifully defined cupid’s bow.
Restylane treatments are administered in a medical spa or medical office by a licensed medical professional.
After the areas of concern have been assessed, a very fine needle is used to inject the Restylane gel in small amounts beneath the skin, where your practitioner will massage the gel in to position it and smooth it out for a completely natural look.
Swelling or redness may occur and usually resolves within a couple of days. Normal activity can be resumed immediately after the procedure, and it is advised to wait a few hours to apply makeup.
With Restylane, typically results last up to 6 months.
Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or bruise easily.
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