Resorbable Filling Substances
Restylane, Perlane, and Restylane Touch are all the same material packaged in a different particle size. Perlane has a large particle size while the size of Restylane particles is small. We use the larger particles when I need to fill deep wrinkles and the smaller ones when I need to fill superficial ones. We have been surprisingly pleased with this family of products and our patients love the variety and durability that they offer.
Restylane is the only product presently approved by the FDA for use in the United States; however since Perlane and Restylane Touch are the exact same molecule, they will hopefully be approved soon. We use Restylane to treat nasolabial creases (smile lines) most commonly but it can also be used for other deep creases around the mouth and between the eyebrow when BOTOX is not effective. Perlane is great for restoring volume. It is used for deep creases including the nasolabial creases and for facial sculpting.
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“The key with soft tissue fillers is to select a safe product that has a long track record.”