What is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler made of Hyluranic acids that replaces lost volume and restores 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). Dr. Parvin Shafa is an experienced dermatologist in Irvine, Orange County that has been using Restylane products to restore youthful looks for her patients. Read the information below to learn more.
What are Hyluranic Acids (HAs)?
These are clear colorless, synthetic gels. Most of them are not animal obtained products. HAs are natural substances found in many tissues throughout the body and present in particularly high amounts in the skin and joint tissue and the fluid that fills the joints. In the human body natural hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant for the joints and provides volume and fullness to the skin.
How do Hyluranic Acids such as Restylane and Juvederm differ from Botox® Cosemetic?
Botox and HAs are used to correct wrinkles in different ways. Restylane and Juvederm 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.
Are Hyluranic Acids (HAs) FDA approved?
Restylane and Perlane provided by Medicis was approved by FDA approved in 2003. Many different manufactures are providing hyluranic acids (HAs) with similar formulas and features. These are approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like the ones from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
The Restylane family of products includes:
- Restylane: This clear gel immediately adds volume to smooth away wrinkles of the face, correcting moderate to severe facial lines. Additionally, it is used to fill in thin or thinning lips.
- Restylane-L: Like Restylane, this product is used to add volume to the skin in order to correct moderate to severe facial lines and enhance lips. This product combines lidocaine, as a pain reliever, in order to improve comfort during and after injection.
- Restylane Silk: This product is designed to target the lips and the lines that form around the mouth. It is comprised of a unique particle gel formula that allows for precise injection and natural results. The consistency of this gel is silky smooth to deliver beautifully smooth lip contours.
- Perlane: This product is unique in the size of the particles and depth of injection. This product is intended for more severe facial wrinkles that require deeper injection in the skin. Learn more about Perlane.
- Perlane-L: This product offers the results of Perlane, but with the added benefit of lidocaine for improved comfort.
What is the different between Restylane and Juvederm?
They are very similar products. Benefit from our specials for either products.
How do I choose between Restylane, Perlane?
You don’t have to. In clinical trials, Restylane® and Perlane® were used in the same patients. The hylauronic acid in both products is made by the same biotechnical process. The difference is in the gel particle size. Perlane gel particles are larger and designed for deeper injection than Restylane. Dr. Shafa will decide which product is right for you based on an evaluation of facial wrinkles and folds.