The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L. These products can be used to add 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). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Ask your doctor which is right for you.
HOW DOES PERLANE WORK?
Just like Restylane, Perlane adds 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).
Like Restylane, Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to add volume like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
What makes Perlane different is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. On average, the gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane, which makes Perlane a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
In three clinical studies of 150 patients each, on average 70% of patients maintained improvement for six months after just one Perlane treatment.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
A large percentage of our skin (approximately 56%) is made up from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a highly absorbent substance that hydrates and creates volume. As we age, our levels of HA decrease, causing fine lines, wrinkles and dehydrated skin. Luckily, help is at hand with Restylane – a HA gel that is injected directly into the skin to boost its appearance. There are a range of products available to suit every treatment need and subtly minimize creases and revive the complexion.
NASHA™ THE SCIENCE BEHIND RESTYLANE
NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid) is the patented technology which is used in all of Restylane range of products. The hyaluronic acid is stabilized to create a long-acting substance. The stabilization involves the binding together of the HA molecules in a network.
Without this modification the hyaluronic acid would only stay in the tissue for days. Conversely, too much modification can affect the HA’s most important properties negatively.
NASHA is based on a non-animal (biosynthetic) raw material which gives it a high degree of purity. The gel is only stabilized by less than one per cent which ensures a long lasting effect as well as minimal tissue disturbance which reduces the risk of allergic reactions. NASHA’s properties also allow it to be integrated naturally into the body so that nutrients, hormones and other vital substances can pass through the gel.
Use of NASHA technology is clinically proven, with over 10 million treatments worldwide and an excellent safety profile of 1 in 20,000 patients experiencing an adverse event.
During your consultation, your healthcare professional will decide which product is right for you