Restylane® and Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is the world’s most used, most studied dermal filler, and is the only FDA approved dermal filler for lip enhancement. Like JUVÉDERM®XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, Restylane® and Perlane® are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural element of the body, which adds volume to the surface of the skin. While they both are FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds), Perlane® is a denser product that works better for patients with more severe wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
Your Restylane® and Perlane® Appointment
At Dr. Stout’s Pasadena office, Restylane® and Perlane® treatments usually take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If necessary, Dr. Stout will use a numbing cream and/or cold compresses on the surface of the skin to ensure the most comfortable experience for his patient. Once numb, Restylane® and Perlane® are injected directly into the skin in small amounts by an ultrafine needle, which minimizes discomfort for the patient.
Dr. Stout will carefully observe your pattern of wrinkling or the natural qualities of your lips before injecting Restylane® or Perlane®. This ensures that your results will be beautiful, natural and tailored to your particular anatomy or patterns of aging. Dr. Stout is known for his artistry in performing laser treatments and eyelid surgery, and he approaches Restylane® and Perlane® treatments with the same eye for form, proportion, and natural results.
Patients can expect to return to the office approximately every 6 months for Restylane® or Perlane® treatments. However, with Dr. Stout’s skill and attention, many patients find that the products tend to last longer.