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What is Restylane?
Restylane is considered a premier wrinkle filler because it is a safe, temporary, non-animal form of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Restylane is injected to fill out creases and lines. It is not to be confused with Botox, which basically relaxes muscles, and they work brilliantly together as a team. The most common areas to have done are lips, nasal labial folds, smile lines and drooping corners of the mouth. Perlane is a very pure and stabilized form of hyaluronic acid.
Are there any Side Effects?
Restylane has minimal side effects. The most common is slight bruising, which is seen in about 20% of patients. The injection hurts more than collagen because collagen has anesthetic. Less common problems would include allergies, but this is very rare. Some patients experience an infection or a cold sore due to the injection of the needle. Additionally, there maybe a little swelling after the needle is injected, and resolves within a day or two.
What are the Differences between Restylane and
Restylane is thinner and better for lips and fine lines. Perlane is thicker and good for sculpting e.g. cheek bones or deep lines such as laugh lines. Both Restylane and Perlane are the exact same molecule (hyaluronic acid) and made by Q-Med.
Who Should Inject Perlane?
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