Are Restylane® and Perlane® FDA approved?
Restylane® has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the U.S. and is available in more than 70 countries. It is the most-studied cosmetic dermal filler in the world with dozens of publications in medical literature. Clinical studies showed no significant differences in the safety of Restylane® and Perlane®.
Restylane® and Perlane® require no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like, St. John Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with Jodi Stephens.
Do Restylane® and Perlane® require an allergy test?
Restylane® and Perlane® do not require an allergy test and can be administered immediately‚No waiting is required.
How are Restylane® products administered?
Restylane® products are injected directly into the skin in small amounts by an ultrafine needle.
Do the injections hurt?
As with all injections, some patients may experience discomfort. Before administrating the injections a numbing cream is applied to all injection areas.
Is any of the material left in the skin after it has dissolved?
A Restylane® or Perlane® procedure is customized to your specific needs, so the cost will vary. In general, the cost is comparable to the cost of similar procedures. When making your appointment be sure to ask about our current Promotions and special pricing.
What are Restylane® and Perlane® products made of?
Restylane® was the first cosmetic dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid that has been modified slightly to last longer. In the human body natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin.
Restylane® and Perlane® restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). After your treatment, you might have some swelling and redness. This will normally last less than seven days. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had herpes before, an injection can cause the herpes to return. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use Restylane® if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you should not use Restylane® and Perlane®.
The use of Restylane® and Perlane® at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Use of Restylane® in these instances could delay healing or make your skin problems worse.
Restylane® and Perlane® contain no animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Perlane® should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram positive bacteria; by people with previous bad allergies to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment; or by people with bleeding disorders.
How do Restylane® and Perlane® products differ from Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic and Restylane® are used to correct wrinkles in different ways. Restylane® products are natural, cosmetic fillers injected into the skin, adding volume to smooth wrinkles such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). In contrast, Botox® relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines between your eye brows.