Restylane, Perlane and Fine Line Restylane are hyaluronic acid gel products offered by the QMed Esthetics.

This family of products are of non-animal origin. The difference in the three products is related to the gel particle size.

Restylane is recommended for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements, while Restylane Fine Line is used to correct thin, superficial lines about the eyes, mouth, forehead and smile areas and Perlane is designed to shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, correct deep folds and for volume augmentation of the lips.

These products are teamed together and are considered “Tissue Tailored Concept”, reflecting the different uses for each product. Because these products are non animal, there is no skin test necessary prior to the use of these products.

The results are seen immediately, and the products are considered long lasting but not permanent. How long a treatment holds is variable and depends on many factors, including age, skin type, life style and muscle activity. Approximatley 50-80% of the product remains after 6 months. Maintenance or touch-up treatments can be considered after 6 months, and most are done within a year.

As with all injectable treatments, there may be some reactions, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the implant site. These typically resolve spontaneously within one to two days after injection.

Other types of reactions are very rare, but about 1 in 2000 treated patients have experienced localized reaction thought to be of a hypersensitivity nature. These have consisted of swelling at the implant site. Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have also been reported. Generally described as mild or moderate, they tend to be self-limiting with an average duration of two weeks.

Restylane, Perlane, Fine Line Restylane are commonly used products with a long safety record, suitable for facial enhancement and wrinkle reduction.