What is Restylane?
- Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin. It improves moderate facial wrinkles and folds, such as naso-labial folds, lips and lower lids.
What is Restylane made of?
- Restylane is the first injected cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the human body. This acid is a crystal-clear gel particle that attracts and binds to water molecules.
How is Restylane different than other hyaluronic acid based products?
- Other hyaluronic products are made from rooster comb. Restylane is non-animal-based which virtually eliminates any disease transmission or allergic reaction.
What should a patient do prior to treatment?
- Restylane requires no pre-testing. If possible, avoid using aspirin, non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment. These may increase bruising or bleeding.
Is Restylane safe?
- Yes, it is approved by the FDA. Since 1996, Restylane has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide. The most commonly reported side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve with five days.
How long does Restylane last?
- Studies show that treatment results last six months.
How often should I have Restylane treatments done?
- Restylane lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically schedule twice a year.
Do the injections hurt?
- Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physicial may anesthetize the treatment area.
How much do Restylane treatments costs?
- 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.