Restylane

Restylane
Restylane® is an FDA approved gel that is injected into the skin adding volume to the lips and filling wrinkles and folds in the skin. Restylane® is a non-animal based substance, making it safe alternative for those patients allergic to collagen. Results from Restylane® are apparent almost immediately and typically, last much longer than collagen.

What is Restylane®?

Restylane® is safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

What is Restylane® made of?

Restylane® is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is natural substance that already exists in the human body and is use to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.

Is Restylane® safe?

Yes. Restylane® has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. There is limited risk of animal-based transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane® is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. Restylane® contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be use by patients with a history of allergies to such material. After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn’t use Restylane®.

Can Restylane® be used anywhere on the face?

Restylane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the U.S. the FDA has approved Restylane for wrinkles and folds like the ones form the nose to the corners of the mouth. Your doctor will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas.

How long does Restylane® last?

Restylane® is proven to deliver long lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane® effects generally last for about six months. Restylane’s® stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.

How is Restylane® different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Restylane® is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.

Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.

Restylane can be used to plump the lips or just give them definition. This eliminates lines crossing the lip border and produces a more youthful, voluptuous appearance.

Lift and volume in just the right places for smooth and natural-looking results

Restylane replaces lost volume to help restore youthful contours and smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

Immediate lift that lasts

Instant results, with little to no downtime.

Offers results lasting up to 18 months when you follow the Restylane Regimen.

The lift that’s trusted worldwide

Uses a stabilized hyaluronic acid, specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.

Is the #1-selling and most-sudied wrinkle filler in the world.

Has been used in more than 10 million treatments in more than 65 countries worldwide.


 Before treatment

Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements.  These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Talk with your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores.  He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.

 After treatment

Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.

Avoid touching the treated area for the first six hours following treatment, so you do not accidentally injur your skin while the area is numb. After six hours, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.

Avoid exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sun bathing).

Reduce the risk of facial cold sore recurrence that could be caused by needle punctures.  Talk with your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak.

Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment.  These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness.  This will normally last less than 7 days.  Contact your healthcare professional if you experience side effects beyond 14 days — and ask about follow-up appointments.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can Restylane and Restylane Lyft be used?
Either Restylane or Restylane Lyft can be used to help restore 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). Ask your physician which is right for you.

Restylane can also be used in other moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as lipstick lines (perioral rhytides), the area just below the nose and above the upper lip; the corners of the mouth (oral commissures); and marionette lines that extend downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.

How often should I be treated?
Restylane 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. Your healthcare professional can work with you to help you establish your Restylane Regimen. Restylane Lyft results may last at least six months after a single treatment.

When will I see results?
Restylane or Restylane Lyft can instantly replace lost volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.

How much Restylane will I need for full correction?
Due to the individual needs of each patient, it is important to discuss your full correction with your healthcare professional. However, in a clinical study where patients received full correction during the initial treatment of their Restylane Regimen, the average volume was 2-3 mL per patient.

Are there any reasons why I should not be treated with Restylane or Restylane Lyft?
You should not be treated with Restylane or Restylane Lyft if you have previously had bad allergies, particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria or to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment; or if you have a bleeding disorder. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you should not use Restylane or Restylane Lyft.

What should I tell my healthcare professional before having a Restylane or Restylane Lyft treatment?
You should tell your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she 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 might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness.  This will normally last less than 7 days. Contact your healthcare professional if you experience side effects beyond 14 days — and ask about follow-up appointments.


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* Disclaimer:  Individual results may vary. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products mentioned on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and do not replace medical advice. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician or trained health care practitioner who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.