Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal fillers that add volume within the skin. It consists of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. After treatment with Restylane®, the hydrophilic, or "water loving", nature of the hyaluronic acid molecules allows them to bind many times their own weight.
Restylane® is typically used to treat wrinkles, creases, folds, and other lines, to fill sunken depressions in the skin, to treat some scarring, and to rejuvenate aging skin, making it appear fuller and firmer. The filler is also a popular choice for lip augmentation procedures. Restylane® is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra-fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous.
What's the difference between Restylane® and Perlane®?
Restylane® and Perlane® are both composed of hyaluronic acid. Perlane® has larger gel particles and is intended to be injected deeper into the skin.
Is Restylane® safe?
Yes. Restylane® has the most highly favorable safety profile of all Dermal Fillers. No allergy testing is required before use. Restylane® has been used in medical practice since 1996, worldwide. The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve in less than 5 -7 days.
Can it be used anywhere on the face?
Restylane® has been used in more than 4 million treatments in over 70 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. It is currently indicated in the U.S. for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Does the injection hurt?
Restylane® is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra-fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, you will receive an anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
How is Restylane® different from Botox®?
Restylane® is a natural cosmetic fillers. In contrast, Botox® is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.