Restylane is a safe, FDA approved natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin improving sever facial wrinkles and folds, such as the fold between the lip and cheek.
As you get older, your face loses its shape. Restylane simply restores that fullness and provides a smoother contour to the face.
Restylane is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid. The quality vitually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane maintains it’s shape using the body’s own moisture. The material is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Restylane requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high dose Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence.
Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area.
The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.
Restylane has been used in more then on million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles and to enhance the appearance and fullness of lips. However, it is currently indicated in the U.S. only for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Many patients have been very pleased combining their Restylane treatment with Botox, which relaxes the underlying muscles that wrinkle the skin.
Studies have shown that the average treatment results lasts six months or longer. Restylane lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
Restylane is a customized procedure based on your specific needs, so the cost will vary from patient to patient. In general, the cost of Restylane is comparable to the cost of similar procedures. Because Restylane is longer lasting, it proves to be very economical over the long term.