Many patients have heard of Restylane® and Perlane® before, but not everyone knows the whole story. Now, while you may think all injectables are the same, think again! There are actually two completely different categories of injectables out there. The first category is made up of Botulinum Toxin Type A injections. This group includes treatments like BOTOX® and Dysport®, essentially muscle relaxers that prevent intermittent creases like frown lines. The second category is comprised of soft tissue fillers that essentially “fill in” creases and add volume to the face. Restylane® and Perlane® fall into that second category–and, they’re the world’s most popular and most studied cosmetic dermal fillers.
Restylane is a biodegradable gel targeted at smoothing out wrinkles in the skin. It is primarily composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the body. In addition, Restylane attracts water molecules to the site of injection, further enhancing its effectiveness.
What’s the difference between Restylane® and Perlane®?
Simply put, not a whole lot. The main difference between Restylane and Perlane is the average particle size as well as the depth of the injection. In general, the Perlane particles are a bit bigger than Restylane particles, and are more appropriate for deeper injections. When it comes to results, both Restylane and Perlane can add fullness and volume to the face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenating your appearance.
Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between Restylane and Perlane. When you come in for your consultation, we can assess your cosmetic needs and let you know which filler is right for you.
To learn more about Restylane and Perlane, please read my article entitled, Restylane® and Perlane® Injectable Dermal Fillers.
Restylane Injections in New York
To learn more about Restylane, Perlane or any of the cosmetic treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact us today. Our offices are located in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Schedule your consultation at 866-537-0954. We look forward to working with you.