Restylane® and Perlane®
You may be a candidate for Restylane® if you have wrinkles on your face or around your lips that you want to diminish. Restylane® can also be used if you desire to have fuller or more defined lips, if you have deep nasolabial folds (the lines between the nose and the corner of your mouth).
Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal clear gel injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once in the skin, Restylane® works together with the body’s own hyaluronic acid and joins forces to create volume.
What is Restylane used for?
Restylane® can smooth out, fill in and decrease wrinkles. It is also intended to plump lips and define the edges of lips. Restylane® is helpful because it can fill in and reduce the depth of the nasolabial fold and can also fill in depressed, acne scars.
What is Restylane-L?
The “L” stands for lidocaine. By combining the anesthetic lidocaine with Restylane® and Perlane®, both Restylane-L and Perlane-L help reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
What is Perlane® used for?
Ideal for deeper folds and restoring and reshaping areas of the face where there is significant volume loss, 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.
How much do Restylane and Perlane cost in San Diego?
The price of Restylane at our office is $625 for the 1mL syringe, and the price of Perlane is $725 for the 1 mL syringe. Be sure to visit our specials page for current rebates, deals and specials on Restylane and Perlane.
Do Restylane® injections hurt?
Restylane® can be done in the office by appointment. An injection of numbing cream may be used to help with discomfort.
Same Day & Late Appointments
Restylane and Perlane treatments can be done in our La Jolla office by appointment, and you may even be able to come in on the same day you call! We reserve time in our schedules for fillers and Botox appointments. We can also see you during your lunch break, or in the evening on certain days of the week. Call 858-452-1981 to check availability.
Can I go out in public after Restylane or Perlane injections?
After treatment, it is possible that you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. Swelling may be more likely in patients under the age of 36, and bruising may be more likely in patients over the age of 35.
If you have been treated with Restylane for the lips, it can take up to 14 days for mild swelling to subside. For the nasolabial folds or “smile lines” it can take up to 7 days for any swelling to disappear.
How long does Restylane last?
According to Medicis, the maker of Restylane, this filler can last up to 6 months. In our experience, results of hyaluronic acid filler products are quite consistent, all lasting an average of 6-9 months. Many patients recognize their results for a full year or longer, however due to the individual and uniqueness of each patient, it is best not to suggest this will be true for all.
Are there any injectable fillers that last longer than Restylane?
The specific risks and the suitability of Restylane® for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. The information on this web site is not a substitute for a consultation. Call us at (858) 452-1981 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary personal consultation with our physician assistant or with one of our San Diego plastic surgeons.