The Restylane family are fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in human tissue.  These clear gels, when injected, add volume and fullness to the skin just the way your own hyaluronic acid does.  They are used to correct facial wrinkles and folds such as the ones from your nose to the corners of your mouth.


The Restylane family consists of Restylane, Perlane, Restylane-L, and Perlane-L.  Restylane and Restylane-L (with lidocaine for comfort) are used for modest lines.  Restylane has also been FDA-approved for lip enhancement.  Lip enhancement is done to give the lips a fuller and more defined appearance, and when done well, is both youthful and beautiful to see. Restylane and Restylane-L results are immediate and last about six months initially.  Longer results may be seen with subsequent visits.


Perlane and Perlane-L (with lidocaine for comfort) add even more volume and fullness.  The gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane.  This makes Perlane a better choice for deeper folds that require more correction.  Perlane’s results are also immediate, and it generally lasts six to nine months with greater duration possible after a few treatments.