Restylane is a gel-based injection of hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally produced by the body. The gel works to reduce wrinkles and folds in the face that often develop in the area around the nose and mouth during the aging process. The result is a more youthful facial appearance. Restylane or Restylane-L can also be used to add volume to the lips in patients over 21. Perlane and Perlane-L are additional products in the Restylane line.
People with severe allergies that have previously required hospitalization should not use Restylane products, nor should people with bleeding disorders or a known allergy to a type of gram-positive bacteria. A doctor can help determine whether a person should or should not be treated with Restylane or Perlane.