Restylane – Perlane FAQs

Where can products in the Restylane family be used?
The Restylane family of products includes RestylaneRestylane-L®Perlane®, andPerlane-L®. These products can be used individually 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 or laugh lines); lipstick lines (the area just below the nose and above the upper lip); the corners of the mouth; and marionette lines (the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline).

How often should I be treated?
Restylane injectable gel has been clinically proven to provide results that last up to 18 months, with only one follow-up treatment at either 4.5 or nine months. Dr. Zuzukin, Medical Director of the Medesthetic Center, will work with you to help you establish your Restylane Regimen.  Perlane injectable gel results may last up to six months after a single treatment.

When will I see results?
The Restylane family of products instantly add volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.

Are there any reasons why I should not be treated with a product from theRestylane family?
Products in the Restylane family should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with previous bad allergies to drugs who have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Injections should not be made anywhere except the skin or just under the skin. Restylane-L and Perlane-L should not be used by people with a known allergy to lidocaine. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years, you should not use products in the Restylane family.

What should I tell Dr. Zuzkin before having a treatment with a product from the Restylane family?
At your initial consultation, you should tell Dr. Zuzukin if you have previously suffered from any facial cold sores. He may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence. You should also tell him or her if you have recently used aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

What are some of the common side effects?
After your treatment, you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days.